Quiet years for DEEP, 2019-2021

2019, a busy year for Vietnamese Dominicans

In 2019, the General Chapter of the Order of Preachers was held in Vietnam, and it was a busy time for friars of Queen of Martyrs Province. Since the General Chapter was held in the summertime, there was no summer English language program at the House of Studies and therefore no D.E.E.P. volunteers from the U.S. Western Province. We are grateful to Brother Duy for photographs from the 2019 General Chapter.

2020, along comes a virus

In early 2020, brothers from Holy Rosary Priory were able to visit their homes for the Tet holiday, and that was a good thing, because right afterwards, the COVID pandemic struck the world. Thanks be to God, the pandemic did not strike Vietnam as ruthlessly as it did some other countries around the world, but life was certainly disrupted, as of course was travel.

Tet holiday, 2020

2021, the virus slowly subsides

In 2021, the ferocity of the COVID pandemic began to subside, but this did not happen fast enough to make a summer English program viable. D.E.E.P. would have to wait another year.

Meanwhile, under less than fully normal conditions, Vietnamese Dominican life proceeded. We are grateful to Brother Duy for photographs of the ordination to the transitional diaconate in January 2021.

After his ordination to the diaconate, Duy preaches at a Mass in a nearby convent. Congratulations, Brother Duy.