Friar, Province of the Divine Compassion, Society of St Francis

Br Alfred BoonKong SSF

About Br Alfred -

Br Alfred BoonKong SSF is a friar of the Province of the Divine Compassion, based mainly at the Hermitage of St Bernardine, Stroud NSW and occasionally at St Philip’s friary, Annerley.  He has a Master of Horticultural Science from Lincoln Uni NZ and a Bachelor of Theology from MCD, with an interest in the environment and interfaith dialogue, being Malaysian-born and raised.

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Articles by Br Alfred

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The saint and the sultan

With St Francis of Assisi’s Feast Day approaching on 4 October, Franciscan Brother Alfred BoonKong reflects on the great saint’s bond with the Sultan of Egypt, Palestine and Syria during the 13th century: “Francis’ friendship with the Sultan challenges us today to seek ways to listen to and dialogue with Muslims and people of other faiths in a spirit of openness and collaboration”