Monday, September 19, 2016

Honoring Senior Monks at Hanga Abbey

On August 28, the feast of St. Augustine of Hippo, the monks held a special dinner for patronal name's day of Frater Augustine Mgedzi, OSB, one of the abbey senior monks. Frater Augustin was born in 1935 and made his profession in 1961. For long time he served at the abbey as a driver and in the auto-mechanics workshop. He has great passion of serving the local people in different social activities and services such helping women and young people form different groups for economic development. He has been very instrumental in implementing the establishment of water project for the village of Hanga.

At the meal with the monks, Frater Augustine thanked the monks for the special meal for him. He also thanked them for their brotherly love shown to him that makes him happy and keep going. He also added that he whished he could do more to serve the community but he cannot due to his age.

We wish Frater Augustine many more years in the community.

Not long after the celebration of Frater Augustine patronal feast, the monks celebrated another patronal feast day of Fr. Gregory Mwageni, OSB, on September 3rd, the feast of Pope Gregory the Great. A special meal and a cake was had to honor the former and first superior of Hanga Abbey. He addressed the monks with gratitude and exhorted them to be true monks, to seek sanctity.

We thank him for the many years of service to the monks and local people.

Below; Frater Augustine at the meal for his honor

Below Fr. Gregory Mwageni cutting a feast day cake

Frater Augustine holding a happy name's day cake designed like a book!

Below Frater Augustine delivering a speech of gratitude to his fellow monks for being honored with a special meal on his patronal feast day of St. Augustine of Hippo.

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