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Vietnamese Catholics to convene in Carthage

Thursday, July 29, 2010 | 8:21 a.m. CDT

CARTHAGE — Thousands of Vietnamese Catholics from around the country will gather in southwest Missouri next week for an annual celebration.

The Marian Days festival is held each summer at the Congregation of the Mother Co-Redemptrix in Carthage, which is a Catholic order founded in Vietnam.

This year's gathering is scheduled for Aug. 5-8 and will include a drive to recruit more Vietnamese to register for a bone marrow donation network.

Last year, Be The Match Registry signed up about 2,000 potential donors at Marian Days.

Marian Days attracted about 1,000 people the first year and has been drawing more than 50,000 recently. Participants come from around the U.S., with many camping in tents on the parish campus.

 


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