Fr. Thomas Au (區耀邦神父) grew up in Hong Kong and is proud of being a Josephian, (that is, St. Joseph’s College, Hong Kong). After graduating from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, he went to a seminary and was ordained a priest for the diocese of Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1979. During his 33 years of priesthood, he had been a parish priest, teacher of religion in Catholic schools, presenter of Engaged Encounter and was involved in various diocesan youth activities. He has given talks and retreats at Chinese parishes in North America primarily to youth groups. He has also been to ECCCLC many times since 1988. He visited WCCCLC in 2007 and this will be his first time as the guest speaker.