Monday, February 14, 2011

SAN VICENTE LIEM DE LA PAZ: Priest, Martyr and First Vietnamese Dominican

SAN VICENTE LIEM DE LA PAZ

1731-1773
Priest & Martyr
First Vietnamese Dominican



            Vicente was born in Tra’Lu, Vietnam in 1731.  He received the Dominican habit in 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
                    MEMORIAL

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