Our Lady of La Vang (Vietnamese Chapel)
The Vietnamese Chapel is dedicated to Our Lady of La Vang. Our Lady actually appeared in La Vang forest in 1798 during a terrible persecution of the Catholic Christians. They tried to escape the persecution by taking refuge in the forest, enduring bitter cold, wild animals and starvation. At night the people would gather in the forest and pray the RosaryOne night Our Lady appeared with two angels at her side. She told all those present, they in fact all saw her, that from then on, anyone who came to that place to pray, would have their prayers answered. She also told them to boil leaves from the surrounding trees and use them as medicine. The Popes over the years have repeatedly publicly recognised the significance of La Vang for the Vietnamese people.