Candidate Maria Maria Nguyễn Thụy Thanh Hà
Songs: Ca Vang Tình Yêu Chúa by Đinh Minh Hoàng
Springtime by Yiruma
Book: The Bible
Ngồi Khóc Trên Cây by Nguyễn Nhật Ánh
Lord, my heart is not proud; nor are my
eyes haughty. I do not busy myself with great matters,
with things too sublime for me.
Rather, I have stilled
my soul, like a weaned child to its mother, weaned is
my soul. (Psalm 131:1-2)
Inspirational Prayers: Hail Mary
A Prayer for Spiritual Freedom,
St. Gertrude’s prayer:Prayers for souls in purgatory
Movie: Gattaca Any movies about hope and pure love
Food: I am not too picky, anything that can fill
my stomach brings me joy.
Fruit: All fruits!
Place: Any place I can relax
1. What drew you to religious life?
A voice deep inside my heart, especially the Holy Cross and Mother Mary. Whenever I take a look at the Holy Cross, I feel I was loved, am loved and will be loved with the greatest love from GOD even though I am a great sinner.
2. What is your favorite way to pray?
Lying prone in the Chapel at night when nobody is awake, or kneel down in front of the statues of the
Sacred Heart of Jesus, Mother Mary and St. Joseph in my room.
3. What is your most faith-filled memorable event?
I was touched by an encounter with Mother Mary on
a Saturday afternoon, August 2, 2008, before I came to the
4. What is the best part about living in community?
Playing together, eating together and praying together.
5. What do you do for fun?
I read and collect pictures of orchids!
6. People would be surprised to learn that....
I have a collection in great number of chocolate and
wine from all over the world. I have also tasted all kinds
of beer from multiple countries!
7. What gives you hope in religious life?
The abiding presence of God and Mother Mary by my side.
8. What would you like to say to young people who are thinking about religious life?
One step forward at a time; entrust everything you have in God’s hand. He who starts will also bring it to completion. Just be yourself, live the moment, love the moment and follow His voice!
“One step forward at a time... be yourself, live the moment, love the moment and follow His voice!” - Thanh Hà’s advice for discerners
Thanh Hà is currently a Research Assistant at Tulane University