St. Peter’s Church

Fighting Anti-Asian Violence: Anh Mai’s Legacy Walking Tour

St. Peter’s Church

Boston, Massachusetts 02115, United States

Created By: University of Massachusetts Boston


At this site, you will listen to audio about St. Peter’s Church. Originally established in 1872, St. Peter’s was an anchor for the early waves of Vietnamese refugee Catholics who settled in Boston in the 1980s, including Anh Mai. The church was just two blocks from Anh Mai’s residence at 35 Coleman Street in 1983. Though no longer a major site for Dorchester’s Vietnamese community, its historic importance is still notable, particularly as the first parish in the Archdiocese of Boston to be led by a bilingual Vietnamese priest, Fr. Joseph Diem Nguyen, in the 1980s and 1990s. What would this neighborhood have been like in 1983 when Anh Mai lived here?

Next, visit their parish website:

This point of interest is part of the tour: Fighting Anti-Asian Violence: Anh Mai’s Legacy Walking Tour


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