Channel 7′s program recently followed Loreto Vietnam’s Sr Trish Franklin around Melbourne and HCMC. The program went to air last night on the 7 Network in Australia.
The show opens with Trish watching the Collingwood Vs Geelong Preliminary Final on 17 September at Cafe Latin in HCMC. The presenter, Ross Coulthard observes:
It’s quite disarming to see a nun drinking a beer, in a bar, in central HCMC, watching footy. Come on Trish, not every nun does that!
No. Maybe they don’t like footy, Ross?
The program looks at Trish’s life. Among other things, she’s a “fanatical” (read “revolting”) supporter of Carlton. There’s even footage of her meeting Chris Judd at Optus Oval. But above all, the program is about her work in Vietnam. Ross continues:
For the past 16 years, this fairdinkum nun has been educating, feeding and rescuing the poor and forgotten children of Vietnam.
At one point, Ross comments:
You are one of the most unconventional nuns I have ever met. You don’t wear God on your sleeve, do you?
No, but He’s in my heart, Trish replies.
To see the entire Ch. 7 story and to find out more about Trish and her amazing work with Loreto Vietnam, click on the You Tube screen above.
The Vietnam Swans will hold a footy clinic at the Saigon International Music Festival, , on 11 December 2010 at RMIT University.