Fr Quyen Vu SJ was born in Vietnam in 1969.  He is the eldest of four siblings.  During the time of the Vietnam war, he and his younger brother escaped from Vietnam and were brought to a refugee camp in Malaysia.  The rest of the family were accepted into Australia as refugees and later Fr Quyen and his brother joined the family.  He grew up in Sydney where he completed his school and undergraduate studies.

Fr Quyen entered the Society of Jesus in 1994 and undertook his novitiate at Pymble in Sydney.  As a Jesuit most of his life has been spent in the education apostolate and he says he is looking forward to the role as the new Provincial of the Australian Jesuits.  He spent the last six years building a Jesuit school in Cambodia, and spent the previous four years building a Jesuit school in Timor Leste.

He admits much of his life - both before and after he joined the Society - has been spent trusting in where God would lead him.  In his new role he hopes in particular to engage young people in the Province's mission and to nurture the community of Companions with whom the Jesuits collaborate, and the care of his fellow Jesuits.

We welcome him as the new residential priest and congratulate him on his new appointment.  We pray to God that he will receive God's blessing and guidance to continue his apostolic mission.

Jesuits, leaders and staff from across Victorian Jesuit ministries gathered at St Ignatius Church, Richmond on Saturday...

Posted by Australian Jesuits on Thursday, 20 May 2021

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