Canonical Visit of the Provincial Superior to Vietnam
Though the Canonical Visit of Fr. Orville Cajigal, RCJ, was officially held on June 19-26, the Provincial Superior has been in Vietnam from June 13, to grace the celebration of the 20th Presence of the Rogationists in the country. The anniversary of the beginning of the Rogationist presence in Vietnam was highlighted by the homecoming of many of the Vietnamese confreres from the varied stages of formation, who are now being formed or are serving in different countries. Their joyful and formative encounter included a festive reunion of benefactors held on the Feast Day of St. Anthony of Padua on June 13, 2023, Talks and Sharing on Vietnamese Formation and Apostolate, and moments of prayers and Eucharistic Liturgy on June 14 and 15, 2023. The remembrance of this historic event was also graced by representative confreres coming from the different Houses of the Province. The visitors participated in these activities.June 16 and 17, 2023 were spent for Planning, and Fr. Cajigal facilitated this activity.
The Canonical Visit, on the other hand, was highlighted by moments of common and personal dialogues, and of prayers. There even were occasions for separate courtesy visits to the Archbishop of Ho Chi Minh, Most Rev. Joseph Nguyen Nang, DD, and the Bishop of Dalat, Most Rev. Dominic Van Manh Nguyen, DD, in their respective official residences. Bro. Christian Allan De Sagun, RCJ, the Provincial Secretary, joined him to document the said visitation and to check on the documents of the Houses in Ho Chi Minh, Bin Duong and Dalat.
Thanks to the warm welcome and generous accommodation of the confreres in Vietnam. May the Lord always bless and guide this missionary work and everyone under its care!