|Birth: ||Aug. 9, 1970|
|Death: ||Sep. 14, 2008|
On Sunday, September 14, 2008, Br. John Dat (Luan Van) Nguyen OSB., died in his cell. It happened sometime between Lauds and around Noon, when he was discovered. A police officer arrived in the early afternoon. His body was taken to Albuquerque for an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death. The autopsy determined that the exact cause was an acute spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage.
The autopsy took place on the following Tuesday morning. Cremated in the late afternoon, his ashes were placed in state at the foot of the Altar in the Abbey Church on Tuesday night. Some of the Monks waited up for him and had welcomed him back with songs and prayers in English, Vietnamese, and Latin.
Br. John Dat Nguyen was born August 9, 1970 in Dong Nai, Vietnam. In 1993, he entered Religious Life, taking his First Vows at Thien Binh on November 24, 1995. He was transferred to the Abbey of Christ in the Desert in December, 2006, and made his Solemn Profession on April 12, 2008.
He was the first member of the Community of Christ in the Desert to die.
Abbey of Christ in the Desert
Rio Arriba County
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Eman Bonnici
Record added: May 03, 2010
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Zia in New Mexico
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"To Have Death Present In Front Of Us Every Day To Aim For Eternal Life". - St. Benedict Of Norcia.|
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