At the Spring Valley Rotary Club’s holiday party Wednesday night, Sister Therese Minh, a Dominican sister from Ho Chi Minh City, came face to face with her local counterpart: Sister Joseph Mary Mahoney, president of the Friends of Saint Dominic’s in Blauvelt, NY.
Sister Joseph Mary was invited by Rotarian Voncile Oliver, who had wanted the Dominican nuns to meet. Oliver and the other members of our humanitarian tour of Vietnam had met Sister Therese on Veterans Day, at their dedication of The Rose School, a construction project partly funded by the Spring Valley Rotary Club’s Schools to End Poverty (STEP) program.
Sister Therese is on a two-month fundraising visit to America, meeting with groups of Rotarians, veterans and Vietnamese Catholics to raise money for The Rose School and her order‘s other educational and philanthropic efforts in Vietnam. Sister Joseph Mary said she may be able to get her other sources of support in the Lower Hudson Valley, too.
Click on the audio link below to hear Sister Joseph Mary’s remarks at the holiday party, after talking with Sister Therese.