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Fr. Joseph Hung Tran, O.Carm.

Fr. Joseph Hung was born on December 1, 1976 in Dong Nai, Vietnam. He is a member of the Carmelite Province of St. Elias. He joined the Carmelites and made his first vows on June 11, 2001 in New York, USA. He was ordained a priest on May 7, 2007 in Middletown, NY, USA. He received his Master of Divinity degree and certificate in Carmelite Studies from the Washington Theological Union in 2007. In 2010 He studied Church Communion at the Pontifical Gregorian University. From 2011 to 2013 he studied at the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) and held a license in sacred theology.

In 2007 after studies and ordination in the U.S, he returned to Vietnam and taught English and pastoral ministry/church management for the laity and pre-seminarians at the pastoral center of the Archdiocese of Saigon in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

In 2009 he was named a member of the community of the General Curia in Rome serving in communication field and Webmaster of the Order.

As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister." 


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