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Sister Nguyen, Sacristan at St. James Cathedral

Listen to the interview with Sister Nguyen, nun, at the “Sneak Preview” for the restored Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, November 13th, 2010.

 

Born in Vietnam, Sister Nguyen came to Orlando with the Incarnation of Consecration of Mission to work with the Vietnamese community. Growing up in Vietnam, Sister Nguyen recalls church on Sunday as an all day event with many programs throughout the day for youth. Her family and priests always encouraged vocations and most of the senior youth joined religious life. Regarding her life here in America, she says, “We learn a lot from our American friends…the openness. [They] are willing to share not only what they have, but themselves, too. They really share a lot. They don’t care if you’re a stranger or not – you’re God’s children – they’re willing to help you.”

From her first visit to St. James Cathedral, she felt welcomed by the community. She says, “I hope people feel welcome in God’s house.” She treasures the freedom of life in America, the chance to be whatever you can, and shares her joy in worshipping with the community at St. James Cathedral.

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Sister Nguyen, Sacristan at St. James Cathedral
Interview with Sister Nguyen, nun, at the "Sneak Preview" for the restored Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, November 13th, 2010. Born in...
Sister Nguyen, Sacristan at St. James Cathedral

Interview with Sister Nguyen, nun, at the "Sneak Preview" for the restored Saint James Cathedral in downtown Orlando, November 13th, 2010.

Born in Vietnam, Sister Nguyen came to Orlando with the Incarnation of Consecration of Mission to work with the Vietnamese community. Growing up in Vietnam, Sister Nguyen recalls church on Sunday as an all day event with many programs throughout the day for youth. Her family and priests always encouraged vocations and most of the senior youth joined religious life. Regarding her life here in America, she says, "We learn a lot from our American friends...the openness. [They] are willing to share not only what they have, but themselves, too. They really share a lot. They don't care if you're a stranger or not - you're God's children - they're willing to help you." From her first visit to St. James Cathedral, she felt welcomed by the community. She says, "I hope people feel welcome in God's house." She treasures the freedom of life in America, the chance to be whatever you can, and shares her joy in worshipping with the community at St. James Cathedral.




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