Vocations: Seminarian Biography- Nicolaus Thai


Holy Spirit Catholic Church
17270 Ward Street - Fountain Valley, CA 92708


Nicolaus Thai was born in Saigon, Vietnam in 1984, where he lived until he came to the United States in 2001. During these years in Saigon, Nicolaus received the Sacraments of Initiation and was instructed in the matters of faith. He became an altar server and joined the Eucharistic Youth at his home parish. These experiences instilled in Nicolaus a deep love for the Church and the deeper respect for the priesthood, especially the priests whom he came to know.

Settling in Fountain Valley in 2001, Nicolaus attended Los Amigos High School, Orange Coast College, California State Polytechnic in Pomona, and California State University of Long Beach. Later, he found himself thinking seriously about the Catholic priesthood. After attending the discernment program offered by the Diocese of Orange, supported by family, priests, and friends, Nicolaus began the Pre-Theology program at St. Patrick’s Seminary and University in Menlo Park, California in 2009. After finishing the program in 2011, Nicolaus was transferred to the Pontifical North American College in Rome to begin his theological studies at the Pontifical Gregorian University.

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