June 7, 2016 10:57 am

June 7, 2016: Dom Frans Harjawiyata was born in 1931 in Yogyakarta (Indonesia). He entered Tilburg in 1951, made his solemn profession in 1956 and was ordained a priest in 1959. He went back to Indonesia to join his brothers monks in Rawaseneng Monastery in 1960. In 1978 he was elected the first abbot of Rawaseneng. Dom Frans retired from the abbatial office in 2006. Father was 85 years old, had been in monastic vows for 63 years and 57 years a priest when the Lord called him.