Ignasius Budiono was born in Ngawi on February 13, 1971. He entered the Carmelite Order on July 16, 1991 and had his first simple profession on August 15, 1993. After five years, he pronounced his solemn profession on August 15, 1998. He was ordained as a Carmelite priest on August 26 , 1999. After his ordination he was assigned as socius Master in Batu Carmelite Novitiate, the secretary of the Indonesian province and a teaching assistant at Widya Sasana school of theology and philosophy, Malang. In 2001 he continued his study in Rome. He took biblical study majoring in the Old Testament. Finishing his licentiate, he came back to Indonesia to continue his ministry as the lecturer of biblical studies at Widya Sasana School of Theology and Philosophy. In 2008 he came back to Rome to continue his study. In 2013 he came back again to Indonesia and continue his teaching task at the same school. In 2015 prior to the provincial chapter he was elected as the prior provincial of the Indonesian Province for the period of 2015 to 2018.