I was born in Vietnam and have been here in the u.S. for 4 years. Before becoming a seminarian and studying for the Diocese of Springfield, I was a religious brother of St. Joseph Congregation in Vietnam and afterward I was a Benedictine monk of Christ in the Desert in New Mexico. After having studied with two different Orders, I found that I desired to become a diocesan priest rather than a religious brother. Having just entered Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary for my first year of Theology, I am very happy with PSJS; it is a peaceful and blessed place. "To be a priest is to follow the calling from God and to become a person of prayer and service. Seeking God first will convert my life every day to be a better and more holy person. Serving the people of God as Jesus the High Priest did, rather than to be served, is an excellent example for me to follow".