History of Congregations in the Diocese of Orange
Name of Congregation: Family of Mary of the Visitation
Year Founded: 1976 in Vietnam
2004 in USA
Name of the founder: Msgr. John Mary Tran Van Hien Minh
Country of foundation: Vietnam
Charism: We shall try our best to sanctify ourselves and to promote sanctity in the setting where we are living, particularly among people who are lacks of humanity and Christian, so that the poor might become more human and Christian.
Apostolic Works of the congregation: The sisters of Family of Mary of the Visitation go to work and earn a salary like lay people and witnesses of Christ. Their ministries in the United States include work as lay people, in hospitals, help the local church as altar servers, Eucharistic Ministers, office administrator, and Bi-language English and Vietnamese.
Represented in the following states: California, Indiana, and Texas
Name of a Contact person in the USA: Maria Lien Do
Email address: email@example.com
Telephone number: (714) 932 – 4190
Family of Mary of the Visitation is a Secular Institute of Diocesan right, originating in Vietnam. There are 100 members, including 9 in the United States. As faith-filled vowed women, we help people to strengthen their faith and meet social needs, with a preferential option for the poor.
Though being consecrated in an institute, we maintain our lay status, and live in the normal conditions of secular life either living alone, in a family or in a fraternal group voluntarily. We live our consecration in social and professional settings, by taking advantage of good educational opportunities (i.e. science, company, schools and hospitals) to sanctify the world, serve the church community, and infuse them with evangelical energy as leaven in flour. Before entering the initial probation period, we are to embrace a career, which is to be chosen with full freedom and responsibility.
TĨNH TÂM & TÌM HIỂU “ƠN GỌI THÁNH HIẾN GIỮA ĐỜI”
Có bao giờ chị thao thức là mình được Thiên Chúa mời gọi sống ba lời khuyên Phúc Âm, sống chứng tá Tin mừng mà vẫn duy trì ngành nghề chuyên môn của mình? Thân mời các chị 18 - 45 tuổi, độc thân, chưa lập gia đình đến tham dự vào Chúa nhật tuần 4 mỗi tháng do Tu hội Gia Đình Mẹ Maria Thăm Viếng tổ chức bắt đầu tháng 7. Địa điểm: se thong bao sau. Xin vui lòng ghi danh trước 24 tháng 7. Phone: (714) 932-4190 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org
RETREAT, COME & SEE FOR “A CALL TO LIVE RELIGIOUS LIVES IN A SECULAR INSTITUTE”
Have you ever desired yourselves being called by God who whisper in your heart to follow Him thru Evangelical Counsels of chastity, poverty and obedience, live as witnesses for Good News during you don't have to change your current occupation? Welcome all females from 18 – 45 years of age, single, not get married, come to attend the meeting on the fourth Sunday of each month organized by Family of Mary of the Visitation starting on this July. The location will be told later. Please register at (714) 932-4190 or email to email@example.com.