Thursday, June 09, 2005

Pilgrimage/Study Tour to Vietnam: November 17-28, 2005

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Last year I went to Vietnam with about twenty other Church ministers from the United States. We went for 10 days to explore the country and learn from the Vietnamese people how they live, pray, play, sing, and eat as Catholics in Vietnam.

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Br. Rufino Zaragoza, OFM, and Oregon Catholic Press are hosting another pilgrimage this November for Catholic ministers who want to learn about the Vietnamese culture and Catholic way of life.

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Discover the beauty of Vietnam and experience the enthusiasm, liturgical traditions, and inculturation of Vietnamese Catholicism. Dialogues with locals, spiritual reflections, and prayer services at traditional pilgrimage sites will nourish the soul. Breathtaking scenery, mouth-watering meals, and enticing shopping also await the tour participants. TourImage hosted by includes Saigon, Hue, and Hanoi for $1995, including airfare from SFO.

Contact tour coordinator, Br. Rufino Zaragoza, OFM, at (510) 536-1287, ext. 140, or e-mail:

Sponsored by OCP Pilgrimages, limited to twenty participants, deposits due early July. Visit for itinerary and details.