Fr Martin Badenhorst, OP, is a member of the Pietermaritzburg Priory and member of the Vice-provincial council. He belongs to the Order of Preachers and is a member of the South Africa Vice-Province. Fr Martin is a former lecturer and former head of the department of Theology at St Joseph’s Theological Institute, Cedara. He lectured in Hebrew Scriptures, World Religions and Systematics. In Rome he was student and part-time lecturer for five years at the Pontifical University of St Thomas Aquinas.
He will be lecturing our MPhil Students in “Ecumenism and Inter-Faith Dialogue” during the first week of July 2017. He has many years of pastoral experience, having been a Parish Priest of St Dominic’s Catholic Church in Welkom as well as Our Lady Cause of Joy in Bronville, Welkom, as well as assistant pastor at St Dominic’s, Red Barns, Newcastle-on-Tyne, St Charles, Amherst, Nova Scotia, Canada, St Peter’s, Halifax, Nova Scotia and Heilig Kreuz, Augsburg, Germany. He relishes living the dream of his calling to spread the Word of God. Among his many talents is computer network design and occasional broadcasting for Radio Veritas and Radio Sonder Grense. His hobbies include astronomy and astrophotography.