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My name is Anh Thi Kim Tran, O.P., but I am known as Sr. Kim. I come from Vietnam. I will graduate from Holy Cross College in May with a Bachelor of Liberal Arts in Theology and a minor in Philosophy. The following fall, I will attend a graduate school at the University of Notre Dame to study for a Master's Degree of Divinity. As a disciple of Christ, I feel that God is calling me home to teach theology in my country with compassion serving family life, especially women.
I am one of eight children. I was born in Hai Phong City, also known as Thanh Pho Hoa Phuong Do, which means Red Phoenix Flower, in Northern Vietnam. As a child, I went to school and participated in many activities at my local parish. It was there that I began to learn about the Vatican Council II and studied the Bible. I sang in the choir, assisted in Catechism classes, joined many volunteer groups, and traveled outside the city to the villages. The more I visited the villages, where many people were so poor that their houses did not have a door to close, the more my heart was filled with a desire to help them.
After high school, I went to college in South Vietnam, where I met a Sister of St. Francis. She invited me to visit her convent and a conversation with her stirred my heart. From that moment on, I began to consider religious life as my vocation. On the advice of a parish priest, I entered a Dominican convent and became a Dominican Sisters of Saint Rosa of Lima, an order that is in Vietnam. I have been spreading the mission and ministering for many years, and the call to teaching has taken me to Holy Cross College.
I am grateful for everything that I have received in order to become a better daughter of the Church. My heart has grown in love and my mind has cultivated true knowledge and the teaching of the Church. I am excited to share with you what is found on the following sections of my e-folio! Please browse and navigate by using the tabs next to this Home page.