by Br. Daryl Charron, C.PP.S.
I recently got another lesson in Vietnamese culture as it relates to charity, generosity and hospitality. The spirit of Advent inspired our candidates in formation to do some outreach ministry with a group of children with cognitive delays. The Dominican Sisters of the Eucharist care for these children in their school called Hoang Mai. The Precious Blood candidates provided the children with care packages of snacks that they assembled beforehand. In addition to bringing food, the candidates also played the guitar and taught the children dancing, and also played games with them. They asked the children questions about Christmas. The 65 students, ranging from the ages of 5-16, enjoyed the entertainment. Our candidates in formation were especially touched to learn that some of the sisters were in chapel praying for a meaningful time for the candidates interaction with their children.