The Ngô’s Servant-Leadership Award was
created in memory of Ông Giuse Ngô Văn Võ, Bà Anna Bảy Hùynh, and Cô
Anna Ngô Thị Kim Chi. These individuals were dedicated members of Liên
Đoàn Phaolo Hạnh during the time when the League of Chapters was known
as Miền Đông Bắc. Their contribution to VEYM was in the form of service
within the roles of Trợ Tá at Đoàn Đức Mẹ La Vang and were active and
well-loved members of their parish in Worcester, MA. In the year of 2020,
they were called to reunite with God in heaven. We continually pray for
them and with the blessing of the Ngô family, honor their lives by forming this
memorial fund established in 2021. We actively seek to remember their love,
dedication, humility, and service through an annual award acknowledging,
rewarding, and praising the efforts of outstanding adult VEYM members
who exemplify the spirit of a humble servant leader.
Within the VEYM framework, the Brown Tua represents the concept of a humble servant leader who leads their peers by example. Often these leaders are the individuals who persevere behind the scenes doing diligent work with humility, grace, and empathy for others. They serve without complaint and are generous with their time, efforts, and love. This memorial fund places these values at the center of the selection process for award winners. For more information, please refer to the Announcement Letter.
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Formerly known as Miền Đông Bắc, our league of chapters has formally taken a new name: Liên Đoàn Phaolô Hạnh, after the Vietnamese Martyr Saint Phaolô Hạnh. Saint Phaolô Hạnh was born in 1827 and died defending his faith in 1859. Born to a Christian family in the apostolic vicariate of West Cochinchina (in modern Vietnam), Saint Phaolô Hạnh and two of his brothers joined a band of highwaymen and burglars, with Phaolô Hạnh as their leader. When he insisted that the thieves return some of their loot to the poor, they betrayed him to the authorities, accusing him of treason by collaborating with the French. Arrested, Phaolô Hạnh denied the treason but proclaimed himself a sinful Christian and refused to renounce his faith. As a result he was tortured and martyred in the persecutions of emperor Tu-Duc. He was later venerated in 1908 and beatified in 1909 by Pope Pius X. Pope John Paul II canonized Saint Phaolô Hạnh in 1988. You may find more bibliographical information on our league of chapters’ patron saint under the Ban Chấp Hành LĐ page.