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Pilgrimage to Vietnam - January 2018
25 happy pilgrims left Sydney on 17th January 2018, headed for 11 days in Vietnam.
This Diocesan Pilgrimage is an opportunity for them to experience the culture and spirituality of Vietnam and its people.
This beautiful country is the homeland of most of our current seminarians and while there, the group will visit with the families of many of them.
Chancellor, Tony Eviston, is leading the group, which will be joined in Vietnam by two of our seminarians Dong Nguyen and Nam Le, who will escort the pilgrims there.
Highlights of the trip have included visiting Saigon, Daklak, Hoi An, Hu, the Diocese of Vinh, the La Van Shrine, Ninh Binh and Hanoi.
More photos of the pilgrimage experience can be viewed HERE.