SAN VICENTE LIEM DE LA PAZ
Priest & Martyr
First Vietnamese Dominican
Vicente was born in Tra’Lu,
in 1731. He received the Dominican habit in Vietnam Manila and continued his studies at the Colegio de San Juan de Letran in Intramuros, . Manila
Already a priest, the first Vietnamese Dominican asked to return to his land to work among his own people; he labored for fourteen years until he was captured on November 7, 1773.
O God, fountain and origin of all fatherhood, you made Blessed Vincent faithful to the Cross of Christ to the point of shedding his blood; grant through his intercession, that, spreading your love among the brethren, we may be called and become in reality your children. This we ask you through Christ our Lord. Amen.
FEASTDAY: NOVEMBER 24