Father Vu fondly remembered

Posted January 29, 2015 at 12:00 am

By Barbara Chevenert

The Catholic Commentator

Friends, family and colleagues remembered Father Than Vu as a gentle voice and a powerful intelligent who served God and his church with dedication, humility and a deep spirituality.

Bishop Robert Muench called Father Vu “a priest who believed in God, in the church Jesus founded and in eternal life. He had extraordinary personal and spiritual talents. Even people who only had a casual acquaintance with him experienced something special about him.

“He accepted God’s love for him and the love of others and loved in return,” Bishop Muench said Wednesday at a prayer service held at the Catholic Life Center, the administrative offices of the Diocese of Baton Rouge.

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    Statement of Bishop Robert W. Muench

    Father Than Vu was a priest who believed in God, in the church and in eternal life. He had extraordinary personal, pastoral, spiritual and administrative talents.

    Fr. Than served in a variety of parishes in our diocese (Parochial Vicar: St. Jean Vianney, Baton Rouge (Summer 1984), Immaculate Conception, Denham Springs (1985-1987), St. Theresa of Avila, Gonzales (1987-1989), Christ the King (1989-1993); Pastor: St. Patrick, Baton Rouge (1993-2000), Christ the King (2000-2011), St. Aloysius, Baton Rouge (2011-2015), all where he was so beloved and respected.

    His administrative assignments included Diocesan

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