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Vietnamese Americans Make Pilgrimage to Missouri

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Vietnamese Americans Make Pilgrimage to Missouri

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Vietnamese Americans Make Pilgrimage to Missouri

Vietnamese Americans Make Pilgrimage to Missouri

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This weekend, tens of thousands of Vietnamese American Catholics have converged on the small town of Carthage, Mo., at the campus of a religious order called the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix. The event that draws them is called the Marian Days, a time for devotion to the Virgin Mary, whom many credit with helping them escape from communist Vietnam.

Tim Metcalf of member station of member station KRPS has a report, and host Jacki Lyden follows up with a conversation with Quang Nguyen, a Vietnamese American Catholic who has made many pilgrimages to Carthage.