Collection: Our Lady of La Vang

ARTIST: Br. Mickey McGrath, OSFS


The chapel of Our Lady of La Vang stands in memory of the persecution of Vietnamese Catholics during the 18th century. Fearing for their lives, they fled from the local villages and parishes to the nearby jungle, known as the La Vang region.

Her feast day is November 22.

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The Vatican estimates the number of Vietnamese martyrs at between 130,000 and 300,000. John Paul II decided to canonize those whose names are known and unknown, giving them a single feast day.