Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, 18 February 2019 -- One of the first generation Salesians of Vietnam, Fr Marco Hyunh, passed away on 18 February 2019 at 6 a.m. He had spent the last 42 years in the Ben Cat community, Ho Chi Minh City. He was 77 years of age, 58 years of Salesian religious profession and 47 years of Priesthood.
The Ben Cat community is close to the former Go Vap Don Bosco Technical school and to the Ben Cat Parish Church of Mary Help of Christians, where Fr Marco spent most of his fruitful life as a son of Don Bosco.
During his life, Fr Hyunh was well known for his faithful dedication to the Salesian charism, as animator, formator, rector, parish priest and also as Provincial Economer during the most difficult years.
- 1942, 5 January: Born in Roãn Xá, Bình Lục, Hà Nam (Vietnam)
- 1957 - 1960: Aspirantate (Don Bosco Thủ Đức, Saigon)
- 1960 - 1961: Novitiate (Don Bosco Thủ Đức, Saigon)
- 22.08.1961: First profession (Don Bosco Thủ Đức, Saigon)
- 1961 - 1965: Postnovitiate (Cheung Chau - Hong Kong)
- 1965 - 1968: Practical training Don Bosco Gò Vấp (Saigon)
- 25.04.1967: Perpetual profession Don Bosco Thủ Đức (Saigon)
- 1968- 1972: Theology study in Messina (Italy)
- 25.03.1972: Priestly ordination – Sacro Cuore (Rome – Italy)
- 1972-1973 : Don Bosco Trạm Hành
- 1973-1977 : Don Bosco Gò Vấp
- 1977-2019: Don Bosco Bến Cát community, Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam)
We give thanks for the lifelong witness of joyful Salesian consecrated life and fidelity to the Salesian vocation and pray for the eternal rest of Fr Marco.