Fr. Nick Hien Nguyen, SVD

Instructor of Theology and Religious Studies

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nnguyen@dwci.edu
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Biography:
Father Father Nick Hien Nguyen was born in Vietnam.  He immigrated to the United States in 1981 and settled in New Orleans, Louisiana and is a die-hard Saints fan—“Who Dat!”  His first encounter with the Society of the Divine Word was in 1984 when he attended Divine Word Junior Seminary at East Troy, Wisconsin.  He entered the Society of the Divine Word novitiate at Techny, Illinois in 1993 and professed first vows in 1994. During his graduate studies at Chicago Theological Union, he went to Taiwan for his Cross-cultural Training Program experience for three years.  Father Nick professed final vows as an SVD in 1999 and was ordained a priest in 2000.  Immediately after ordination, he worked as a vocation recruiter at Divine Word College for a year, and then returned to Taiwan for four more years. Before coming back to Divine Word College in 2011, he served for three years as Parochial Administrator for the Chinese Catholic Community in the Archdiocese of Washington, DC.  Father Nick also serves as the director of Spiritual Direction at Divine Word College.
Education:
B.A. - University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND (History)
M.Div. – Catholic Theological Union, Chicago, IL (Divinity)
M.A. – Loyola University, Chicago, IL (Spirituality)
  Teaching Interests at Divine Word:
Prayer, Spirituality
  Languages:
Vietnamese, Mandarin Chinese 
  Intercultural Experience:
Taiwan