Bonefasius Buahendri

Vice Rector and Formation Director of Dorish Maru College (DMC)

TTN 3540 Boni Buahendri 250I am Bonefasius Buahendri.  I am Indonesian, but I have been in Australia now for more than 14 years.  I started my ministry as a Divine Word Missionaries (SVD) in Australia with Parish Ministry in the Broken Bay and Wollongong Dioceses,  NSW, for about 6 years.  At present I am working in Formation Ministry; presently being the Formation Director of the SVD Scholastic Community at Dorish Maru College (DMC),  Box Hill,  Vic.

I find the ministry in formation, especially the training of the young brothers/seminarians who will work as Catholic missionaries abroad in the 21 century, both challenging and energizing. The theme of the XVII SVD General Chapter in 2012 was: “From Every nation, people and language: sharing intercultural life and mission”. So the big challenge in formation ministry for me just now is how to train the young missionaries who are already working and living in a multicultural community to prepare themselves for the challenges they will face in their later mission experience..

Now I am happy and I enjoy the work with the 22 brothers from about 14 nations and cultures in the house in which we now live.

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