Page 7, 11th September 1987

11th September 1987
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Page 7, 11th September 1987 — Vietnamese missionaries

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Organisations: St Maur's Church
People: Mgr Seitz
Locations: Drishane, Dublin, Paris


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Vietnamese missionaries

IT IS with great pleasure that I give you two addresses at which you can contact the exmissionaries from Vietnam (Letters, August 7). For the French Missionaries, contact: Societe des missions etrangeres de Paris, rue du Bac, 75006 Paris, France. Did you know that Mgr Seitz died two or three years ago in this house? I went to his funeral as I live nearby. He had written a book on the exodus of the last French Missionaries entitled "Le temps des chiens muets".

I lent this book to a friend in England you could perhaps write and ask her to send it to you. Contact: Miss K Boyle, 2 Trinity Road, Chorley, Lancs, PR7 2DW. When you have read it, kindly return this book to me. It is very interesting and I am sure you will enjoy reading it.

For the enquiry about the Vietnamese Priests, write to this address: Pere Directeur de la Mission Catholique du Vietnam, 15 rue Boissonnade, 75014 Paris, France. I am working there two days a week helping the refugees, my compatriots.

My friend from Kent, (who sent me the Catholic Herald), is leaving for Singapore tomorrow for a vacation to see her family. I was a missionary there for 30

years in the Congregation of the Infant Jesus Sisters, known as Soeurs de St Maur in France. We have a big boarding-school in Weybridge, and another in Drishane, Ireland, in Cork Well, I hope that my assistance will be helpful to you, and that you will succeed in your "Chasse aux tresors" . . .

Sr Anna Le-Van-Duc

Election questioned

I HAVE just finished reading your very fine article on the saga of St Maur's Church, Rush, (Catholic Herald, August 21). You state the local clergy and parish committee, backed by the late Archbishop of Dublin, agreed to the building of a new church. The fact is that the late Archbishop McNamara agreed to it on the recommendation of the local clergy and the parish committee.

He was not informed by either of these that the majority of parishioners wished to have St Maur's restored. This together with the fact that a large question mark hangs over the "election" of the parish committee should be made known to your readers.

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