In the photo below: left, Frater Maganga at work making a piece of crosier and on the rightn he is diplaying the staffs he has made.Bishop Liam Cary, a new bishop of the diocese of Baker in Oregon, USA, was ordained as a bishop on May 18th, 2012, is displaying a gift of crosier made at Hanga Abbey by Frt. Blasius Maganga, OSB.
Friday, June 15, 2012
The Art Work of Frater Blasius Maganga, OSB, of Hanga Abbey
Frater Blasius Maganga, OSB, of Hanga Abbey is a quiet man and hard to notice his presence even by his fellow monks let alone visitors. Yet, Frt. Maganga is manifest in his work as a superb artist in woodworking doing inlay work and making bishops' staff, the crosier. The crosier is made of a hard black african wood, ebony. Recently, in May 2012, his crosier found residence in the hands of a new bishop of the diocese of Baker in Oregon, USA, Very Reverend Liam Cary. When the crosier was presented to bishop Liam Cary as a gift from Hanga Abbey, his words were "there could be no better gift than this, thank you." Bishop Liam has been a great supporter of mission work in Tanzania.