It was a long journey that took several routes but “God’s will” brought Thuy Nguyen to Regina where he was ordained priest December 12, 2014, the Feast Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe. He strongly believes that God had a plan for him and despite different “challenges and difficulties” in his journey, it was all God’s will. Whatever those challenges and difficulties he didn’t elaborate either during his thank yous at the end of the ordination service or in the following interview with the PM. “I don’t blame anyone. I don’t want to blame anyone.”
Thuy was born and raised in Hanoi, capital of Vietnam. He was educated there and spent seven years in a monastery studying for the priesthood.
Until recently the Vietnam government controlled the number of seminarians limiting them to 40 every second year and thus controlling the number of priests according to an April article in the National Catholic Reporter.
It was during a 2011 Vietnam visit that Regina’s Archbishop...Read More