The Pluscarden community is very pleased to welcome two new Vietnamese brothers, who have come to stay amongst us for two years.
They are Br. Martin de Porres Pham Dinh Hung, and Br. John Bosco Nguyen Tran Anh Tu. Both are from the monastery of Thien Phuoc in Vietnam, which belongs to our Congregation. They are the third pair of brothers we have had now from Thien Phuoc. Currently their community numbers around 85 monks. Their aim, while with us, is to improve their English, and also to become familiar with our own somewhat more traditional and established style of monastic life. In that they are helped especially by our Br. Thomas, who has some facility in the Vietnamese language, and has himself visited Thien Phuoc several times.