The Commissariat of Saint Joseph in Vietnam
On February 28 - March 1, 2019, the Inaugural Chapter of the Commissariat of Saint Joseph in Vietnam took place in Saint Therese Priory in Saigon. This Commissariat is a part of the North American Province of Saint Elias which began the Vietnamese foundation of the Order in 1996. The Provincial Chapter of the Province voted to erect this Commissariat on June 21, 2018. The General Council approved the erection of the Commissariat on October 15, 2018. The Provincial Council of the Saint Elias set the date of March 19, 2019, the Solemnity of Saint Joseph, as the official date for the beginning of the Commissariat. In the presence of the Prior Provincial, Father Mario Esposito, O.Carm., elected were Father Joseph Hung Tran, O.Carm., Commissary Provincial, Father Joseph Thien Nguyen, O.Carm., First Commissary Councilor, and Father Joseph Trung Tran, O.Carm., Second Commissary Councilor.