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Vice Prior General

Fr. Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm.

Fr. Benny Phang Khong Wing, O.Carm. Vice Prior General

Fr. Benny was born in Surabaya in 1970. He joined the Order in 1990, solemnly professed in 1997 and was ordained in 1998. After that he worked in a small parish from 1998-2001, then he went to the Catholic University of America in Washington DC and accomplished his licentiate in moral theology in 2006. After graduation he went back to Indonesia for a year to teach and work in a formation house. In 2007 he was sent to Rome to study and got his doctorate degree in bioethics from Angelicum in 2010. Fr. Benny went back to Indonesia, taught in STFT Widya Sasana (Carmelite philosophy and theology college with 400 students) and worked in the formation house as a formator and then a prior of the community. During his free time he published some articles in national and international journals, wrote and edited eight books, and gave talks and retreats to many groups in different countries or cities, particularly to the young people.

At the General Chapter in 2013 Fr. Benny was elected General Councillor of Asia, Oceania and Australia of the Order to serve for six year term 2013-2019, and at the General Chapter in 2019 he was elected Vice Prior General of the Order to serve for six year term 2019-2025.

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As Carmelites We live our life of allegiance to Jesus Christ and to serve Him faithfully with a pure heart and a clear conscience through a commitment to seek the face of the living God (the contemplative dimension of life), through prayer, through fraternity, and through service (diakonia). These three fundamental elements of the charism are not distinct and unrelated values, but closely interwoven. 

All of these we live under the protection, inspiration and guidance of Mary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, whom we honor as "our Mother and sister."