The Redemptorists have been present in Vietnam since 1925, thanks to the Canadian Redemptorist Missionaries of the Province of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré (Québec ). From 1925 to 1975, 66 Canadian confreres came to Vietnam to preach the Good News to the poor and most abandoned. Thanks to the openness and dedication of the Canadian confreres, Vietnam’s foundation was built on a solid foundation.
The Province of Vietnam was officially established in 1964, having Our Lady of Perpetual Help as the Patron of the Province. The Province has grown in its presence in Vietnam with apostolates in: LangSon, BacCan, HaNoi, ThaiBinh, CuaLo, Hue, ChauO, DaNang, PhanThiet, BuonMaThuot, NhaTrang, DaLat, Fyan Pleiku, MangYan, MangDen, SaiGon, MaiThon, CanGio, PhuDong, VungTau, GiongTrom, VinhLong, MyTho). It has also grown in number, so much so that it is able to send members to Australia, Thailand, Laos, Philippines, Angola, France, the USA and Canada.
In communion with the Church in Vietnam, following the Constitutions and Statutes, according to the Statues of the Conference of Redemptorists of Asia-Oceania, and in the light of the suggestions of the General Visitation of 2013, the Province of Vietnam has determined eight Apostolic Priorities:
- Ad Gentes (development of missionary acculturation),
- Parish Mission,
- Evangelization to Victims of Today Society,
- Mass Media,
- Pastoral Care of Migrants and Intinerant People,
- Youth Ministry,
- Interreligious Dialogue,
- Promotion of Devotion to Our Lady of Perpetual Help