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Archive for October 11th, 2010

Trish Franklin and Loreto on Ch. 7′s Sunday Night program

Posted by Vietnam Swans on October 11, 2010


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!

Trish replies:

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.

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