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Meet Thao-Vy!

My name is Thao-Vy Tran, and I am 18 years old. I was born and raised in Rochester, MN. This past June, I graduated from Lourdes High School. I am an only child, and I am very fortunate to have two amazing parents, Cuong and Hoa-Le, who instilled in me the beautiful Catholic faith, and the seeds of discerning my vocation.  Throughout my life, I have enjoyed volunteering in multiple ways, such as playing piano and organ for my church, as well as for my school and surrounding parishes. I was also a volunteer barista at St. James Coffee, which is a Catholic coffeehouse in Rochester that contains a chapel, and is a great place for evangelization! I also like to write and make knotted cord rosaries.  For the past two summers during August, I took part as a Fiat team member for Camp Summit, which is a Catholic summer camp put on by the Diocese of Winona. There, I was able to deeply encounter the merciful love of the Lord through Eucharistic Adoration, and I was inspired to bring that love to others. It was then that the overwhelming love of Christ engulfed me, and I knew I had and wanted to say, “yes,” and give Him my fiat.  
Ever since I was about eleven or twelve, I attended retreats at the Mater Redemptoris House of Formation, which was how I got to know our Sisters. Their exuberant joy and charism of “seeking to make the merciful love of Christ visible” attracted me to this community. I am so excited to be here, and to see how the Lord will work in my life.

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