Francis Hai Pham
Francis Hai Pham was born in Vietnam. His parents are Joseph Hoang Pham and Theresa Khuong Nguyen who reside in Vinh City, Vietnam. He is the second of eight children. After High School, Francis went to Saigon for his education and to work. Francis joined the Order of the Brothers of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Mount Carmel in New York in 2011. After making simple vows, Francis returned to Vietnam in 2014. He then served as a brother in the Carmelite Order for several years and completed his Philosophy studies with the Jesuit Scholasticate in Saigon, Vietnam. After a long period of prayer, discernment, and spiritual direction, he left the Carmelite Order and worked for a few years in a hospital in Saigon. He then applied and was accepted by the Diocese of Honolulu in 2019 where he has been since August of that year. Francis will be with us for his Pastoral Year from now through Spring of 2022.