• 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

  • 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

  • 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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Thursday, 20 February 2014 17:15

New Rector for Dorish Maru College, among latest assignments announced


Fr-Michael-Hardie-SVD---350---croppedDorish Maru College, the house of formation for the SVD AUS Province, has a new rector, with Fr Michael Hardie’s appointment being one of a raft of reassignments to be made under the new Provincial leadership team.

Fr Michael, pictured right, replaces Fr Joseph Vu SVD, pictured below, who leaves Dorish Maru College to take up his new role as District Superior of the Queensland District and chaplain to the Vietnamese Community in Brisbane.

Fr Michael, who has most recently been engaged in ministry at the Janssen Spirituality Centre in Boronia, Victoria, says he is looking forward to the new challenge ahead.

“I have had a lengthy association with our Seminary and House of Formation at Box Hill in Melbourne,” he says.

In fact, Fr Michael began his own formation studies at Yarra Theological Union at Box Hill in 1991, followed by ordination to the priesthood in 1996. From there he spent 14 years in mission in Vietnam, engaged in language and culture studies, administration and training, and in teaching English as Foreign Language at the University Ho Chi Minh City. He returned to Australia in 2005 to study for a Master of Education at Australian Catholic University. After finishing the Masters in 2006, Fr Michael returned to Vietnam for a few more years teaching before returning to Australia and taking up residence at the Janssen Spirituality Centre.

“I believe this will be a challenging task, to be in charge of a formation house full of overseas students, senior staff members and guests,” he says.

“Fortunately, the house is not new to me, having had the opportunity to serve under several rectors in the past.

Fr-Joseph-Vu-SVD---350“It is my intention, having embarked on this vital ministry, to build on what has been laid down already, and to encourage all those in my care to become, as far as possible, who they want to be as Divine Word Missionaries.”

Fr Boni Buahendri will be Vice-Rector of Dorish Maru College.

The other appointments announced so far include Fr Viet Nguyen as Rector of the Sydney Community, with Br Martinus Nono as Vice-Rector; Fr James Knight as District Superior of the Central Australia District, with Fr Bosco Son as Vice District Superior; Fr Bernard Espiritu as District Superior of New Zealand District with Fr Albano Da Costa as Vice District Superior; Br Damien Lunders as District Superior of Thailand District, with Br Bernd Ruffing as Vice District Superior.

Across the Province, the new appointments include: Fr Asaeli Rass as Coordinator of Ongoing Formation; Fr Boni Buahendri as Prefect of Scholastics and Overseas Training Program Director; Fr Larry Nemer as Academic Dean; and Fr Elmer Ibarra as Vocations Coordinator.

More appointments are expected after the next meeting of the Provincial Council.