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CHAU SON Monastery

Nho Quan District – Ninh Binh Province,




                                                                                                          Sept. 3rd, 2015



                     Deacon John Mary Teresa Vu Thanh An

                     Founder of Teresa of The Child Jesus Family (Teresa Charities).



I have received your kind letter dated Aug. 13, 2015 wherein the one from Pontifical Council for Laity dated July 23rd, 2015 is joined to certify that your Teresa Family is recognied as an International Lay Association.

 My warmest sincere prayerful  Congratulations to you, Dear Deacon,  and your beloved Teresa Family for having been achieving the important advancing steps on the way to form its legal structure!

It’s really that your Teresa Family is now realizing our Mother Church’s anxious expectations through our Holy Father, Pope Francis’ Apostolic Exhortation “Evangelii Gaudium”  (“ Joy of Gospels”).  That’s to overcome the indifference (insensivity/ non-emotivity) of modern time in order to express our compassion towards the suffering fellow men, and to go forth beyond the far distanced areas to look for the homeless and abandoned brethren,  and bring them into their central position.  Your Teresa Family is the sign of The Divine Mercy towards mankind, indeed!

May your Teresa Family keep going on its right goal direction to become a new language describing truly the Gospels to make these Heavenly Gospels be known and practised by everybody!


May God bless you, Dear Deacon,  and your Teresa Family abundantly, so that it will grow strongly and continue developing day after day to bring God’s Love to everyone!



      Lovingly in Christ,




     Most Rev. Joseph Ngo Quang Kiet

 (Former Archbishop of Hanoi – Vietnam.)