The Diocese of Orange welcomes all to visit the Our Lady of La Vang Shrine on the Christ Cathedral campus.
The contemporary outdoor display, which was blessed in a special event on July 17, 2021, serves as a testament to the remarkable journey of the Vietnamese-American people — from war and persecution to a new reality where faith and community are vibrant and ascendant. The shrine’s centerpiece is a 12-foot tall Virgin Mary statue resembling how the Blessed Mother is believed to have appeared before a group of persecuted Vietnamese Catholics in 1798 in a rainforest of Vietnam.
Since then, Our Lady of La Vang has represented hope, faith and promise to Vietnamese Catholics around the world.
The shrine’s visiting hours are the same as those of the Christ Cathedral campus.