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Vietnamese nationalism in a popular hymn about the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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From a devotional text published in 1934. The caption reads, “This is my Sacred Heart that loves humanity so much that it doesn’t refuse them anything.” The implication is that it is up to people to believe and petition the Sacred Heart for their needs.

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A nineteenth-century Vietnamese account of the Lourdes apparitions

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One of the later apparitions to Bernadette ~ pc lourdes-france.org

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Marian reparation in a Vietnamese hymn

I’d written a post about Năm Xưa Trên Cây Sồi [Years Ago on an Oak Tree], which has been, in my opinion, the most popular devotional Marian hymn in Vietnamese. This post is about a different hymn that happens to be about Our Lady of Fatima as well. Continue reading “Marian reparation in a Vietnamese hymn”

Daily life in North Vietnam: Harish Mehta’s article on “economic crime”

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Children in North Vietnam with fishing nets, 1967 ~ pc TASS / Valentin Sobolev

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Vietnamese refugees in Alaska

I am taking a break from Vietnamese Marianism to return to the ethnic press in the U.S. While looking at a Catholic periodical, I found a one-page report on Vietnamese refugees in Alaska. This issue is from 1977, and the article isn’t about Catholicism but labor in Alaska. It is valuable because there is a paucity of information about the refugees in Alaska.

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Marianism under fire: the Trà Kiệu festival in May 1971

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My two articles on Vietnamese Catholic refugees

Click here to read or download the first article–and here for the second article.

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Marianism during decolonization in Indochina

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Letter of Bishop Trịnh Như Khuê, dated June 19, 1951, inviting the clergy, religious, and laity to participate in the Legion of Mary. The full letter could be read at https://www.legiomariaevn.com/chi-tiet-tin-tuc/21/duc-phanxico-nghi-gi-ve-quy.html

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Catholic-Protestant relations in South Vietnam: competition to collaboration?

I am getting to the last volume of a Catholic periodical from South Vietnam, and it includes news items about a three-and-a-half-week training on translating the Bible. It was held during Mach 1974 in Dalat and at the Alliance Evangelical Center (Trung Tâm Tin Lành Alliance), commonly known as the Villa Alliance at the time. 

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