• Wartakanlah Injil kepada segala makhluk.
    Mrk 16:15

  • 你们往普天下去, 向一切受造物宣传福音
    谷 16:15

  • Everything is possible by the power of the Holy Spirit’s Grace.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • Segala sesuatu menjadi mungkin dalam kekuatan karunia Roh Kudus.
    St. Arnold Janssen

  • 我当传教士不是为主牺牲,而是上主给我的最大恩赐
    圣福若瑟神父

  • Với sức mạnh Ân Huệ của Chúa Thánh Thần, Mọi việc đều có thể được.
    St Arnoldus Janssen

  • Preach the Gospel to the whole creation./Anh em hãy đi khắp tứ phương thiên hạ, loan báo Tin Mừng cho mọi loài thọ tạo
    Mk 16:15

  • There are many different gifts, but it is always the same Spirit.
    1 Cor 12:4

  • And the Word became flesh and lived among us.
    Jn 1:14

  • Let the word of Christ, in all its richness, find a home with you.
    Col 3:16

  • To proclaim the Good News is the first and greatest act of love of neighbour.
    St Arnold Janssen

  • 传扬天国福音是第一且最大的爱近人行动
    圣杨生•爱诺德神父

  • Có nhiều đặc sủng khác nhau, nhưng chỉ có một Thần Khí/
    1 Cor. 14:4

  • 圣言成了血肉,寄居在我们中间
    若 1:14

  • Ada rupa-rupa karunia, tetapi Roh satu
    1 Kor 12:4

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Overseas/Cross-Cultural Training Program In Australian Province

The Overseas/Cross-cultural  Training Program has developed in the SVD over the past several decades and has, by and large, provided participants with an enriching intercultural experience. The program has become an important element of missionary formation.

The important elements of the OTP program are the learning of a new language, experience of a new culture and supervised ministry. The program lasts for two or three years. There has been a growing realisation that future missionaries will above all profit from the experience of learning to enter into one or more areas of the four-fold dialogue.

This program of supervised ministry and cross-cultural experience is offered to confreres in formation, both brothers and seminarians, after two or three years in temporary vows.

The ministries of the SVD in the Province vary from working in multicultural parishes; caring for the homeless and underprivileged, whether in a metropolitan city of the East Coast of Australia or in the north of Thailand ; or ministering to the aboriginal people of Alice Springs or Santa Teresa.

At present we have four OTP participants in our province, two from Indonesia and two from Vietnam. In 2013 and 2014 we will welcome five more O/CTP participants from Mexico, Japan, USA, Korea and Argentina.

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