Priest shares personal journey from Vietnam to St. Joe’s, Waconia
It is said that God often works in wonderful, mysterious ways and that might be an appropriate way to describe the life journey taken by the Rev. Bennet Tran, who began his ministry at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waconia this past July.
“I am originally from Saigon, Vietnam. I was born and grew up there,” said Tran, who replaced the Rev. Larry Blake, who was deployed into active duty as a military chaplain this summer after performing six years of ministry at St. Joe’s. “I was a refugee, some older readers might remember the term boat person, who escaped Vietnam and came to the United States by way of a refugee camp in Hong Kong,” he said.
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