First La Vang shrine in US gathers thousands of Vietnamese – UCA News

Thousands of Vietnamese immigrants gathered to witness the opening of the shrine of Our Lady of La Vang, patroness of Vietnamese Catholicism, in California in the United States. An estimated 8,000 people attended the July 17 opening of the shrine, considered the first standalone La Vang shrine in the US, reported Religion News Agency. The $12.6-million, 12-foot-tall statue, placed in the Christ Cathedral in the Diocese of Orange, will serve as a meeting point for some 100,000 Vietnamese-American Catholics in the diocese.

First La Vang shrine in US gathers thousands of Vietnamese – UCA News

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