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Wednesday, 17 February 2016 00:00

Picking New Year's luck

 An old article...

OBV family praying to Virgin Mary

It was the 1st of January, 2013. It marked the beginning of another year and reminded of the commemoration of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of God. The OBV Vietnam home went picking New Year's luck. Before going, we gathered at the altar of Virgin Mary and saints for a prayer. Mother N, then, said "not until today that people start this tradition, Eva was the first ever of men to 'pick new year's luck'. God has blessed Eva and Adam, and given them authority over His creations that they rejoiced in. Though, for disobeying God, the fruits from Eden were ridded of them; the two hid away from God's love. It was such a sad tale of a woman 'picking new year's luck'. But have men learned what 'luck' they've been lacking? I'm telling this story not for the sake of superstition, rather than reminding you to be better aware that as the new year is an important time for all of us we only wish the best for each other, and try to stay clear of mistakes for a good and peaceful year throughout." She quoted a prayer from the readings this morning, O Lord, turn Thy face toward us and give us peace.

Sunday, 21 February 2016 00:00

A Journey Diary

An old article...

Photos "Love Journey" at Phuoc Lam parish - Ba Ria Vung Tau

Photos "Love Journey" at Lai On parish - Dong Nai

Photos "Love For Keep" at Bui Mon parish - Sai Gon

At 12:30 Pm on January 1st, 2011, we departed HCM city on our "Love Connection Journey" to Phuoc Lam parish, Ba Ria, Vung Tau. Journey participants include Father Nguyen Ba Thong, the psychologists, the educators, the medical doctors, and the collaborators of the Bridge to Happiness Center. Our journey departed from HCM city to Phuoc Lam parish, Our Lady of Bai Dau, and our final destination was Lai On parish, Ho Nai, Dong Nai.

Wednesday, 20 January 2016 00:00

Mission Trip 2016

Mission Trip 1 - 2016

Friday, 15 January 2016 00:00

Papa' birthday

Tomorrow is Papa'birthday, and the children of OBV competed to see who could write the most loving tribute to their beloved father. (Some extracts from letters the girls wrote to Father Martino)

"Thank you father, for allowing me to go back to school. I heard mother say that the 13th of January is your birthday. I don't have any presents to give you. During the last exams, I was given a certificate of high achievements. I want to send you my certificate as my birthday present to you. I wish you a happy birthday. I wish you success in all of your work and good health. I promise to always be a good student, to pay off on all the sacrifices that you made for us."

thư gửi bố 

Wednesday, 13 January 2016 00:00

A special case

T. lives with her mother and her 89 year old grandmother. Her father passed away, and her sister got married but didn’t keep in touch with her family. T.’s mother works as an assistant bricklayer to make ends meet. She used to be a very healthy child with 50 kilos in weight. Since the terrible incident happened to her, she has lost a lot of weight and now only 25kilos. Even worse, she turns pale, couldn’t sleep and suffers from diabetes. Doctors and nurses instructed her family to inject her with insulin, so they can do this when she is allowed to leave the hospital and back home.  

Bé T - Gia lai 

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 00:00

Daily Activities - OBV Cambodia - 1-7-2016

Chatsirey Roeung Father, the pastor of "Chợ Nhỏ" Church in Phnom Penh visits the OBV Cambodia family

Saturday, 09 January 2016 00:00

Daily Activities - OBV Cambodia 1-5-2016

Cambodia staff 

Monday, 11 January 2016 00:00


When Christmas comes, everybody is busy of year-end work; and I got a chance to prepare Christmas celebration with OBV children, hurried yet filled with joy. From this surprise to another one that made me amazed: at first elementary students themselves practiced the dancing act, and then singing in English and Vietnamese – what angelic singing voices! I once thought elder children were shy of practicing the first line of the song, but after a couple of days, they performed confidently, which surprised me much.

noel 2015 

Friday, 08 January 2016 00:00

Seminar in Binh Chanh

On 19 Dec 2015, we had a seminar about “Child Sexual Abuse Prevention” for 30 children at Compassion Vietnam Inc (CVI) Charity School in Binh Chanh district, Ho Chi Minh city.

chuyên đề Bình Chánh 

Tuesday, 05 January 2016 00:00

Dr. Duy-An Nguyen in Cambodia 1-4-2016

With volunteer in Po Thum school

Po Thum school

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