Meet Trac Nguyen

1 on 1 with Trac

What is your favourite food?

Pork belly with pepper sauce on rice. 

What is your favourite drink?

Milk tea and green tea

What is your favourite movie?

Den of Thieves (2018) - action and documentary movies

What are your hobbies?

Listening to music, computer challenges or playing sport. 

What is your favourite country in the world?


Which countries do you want to visit in the future?

Italy, Indonesia and Canada.

If you were lost on an island and could only have three items with you, what would you take?

Rosary, glasses and computer.

If you could invite any three people in the world to dinner, who would they be?

Cardinal Water Kasper, Rev. John Salvano and Nathan Verallo

Who is your favourite saint?

St Dominic

What is your favourite scripture passage?

“Whoever is faithful in a very little is faithful in much; and whoever is dishonest in a very little is dishonest also in much.” Luke 16:10

What was your profession prior to joining the seminary?

+ IT (Software development)

What was your home parish in Australia?

+ St Patrick’s Cathedral


Melbourne seminarian, Trac Nguyen, 28, who is originally from Vietnam. Picture: Jude Ezeme

Melbourne seminarian, Trac Nguyen, 28, who is originally from Vietnam. Picture: Jude Ezeme


Now to the deep and meaningful

Why did you decide to become a priest?

Seeing the simplicity of many priests and the dedication of their lives and works for the common good of people have inspired my heart and mind. Also, growing up in the environment of parish life creates in me the deep desire of diocesan priesthood. 

Which priest/s have had the biggest influence in your life and on your vocation?

The Australian priest, who I met the very first time on 10 November 2011, Rev John Salvano. He gives me an example of the humility and simplicity of the priest. He brings to me the new image of a priest who is so different to my own culture in Vietnam. His friendly manner and hospitality towards many young people have influenced my thoughts and helped me to decide to join the priesthood training.         

Why did you decide to study for the priesthood at Corpus Christi College?

I decided to study at Corpus Christi Seminary because I am a student who is studying for priesthood for the Archdiocese of Melbourne. Also, I love the city of Melbourne where I feel at home.