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Preview: From Confucian to Catholic nun


Sr. Mai Thanh, 86, former provincial of the Congregation of Notre Dame of Vietnam, is now engaged in interfaith activities. A devoted daughter and poet, she was born to a Confucian family and converted to Catholicism, which her father, a government official and Confucian devotee, considered a foreign religion, especially because it banned its followers from conducting ceremonies to worship their ancestors.

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October 9-22, 2015


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