Following a year in the novitiate, four monks professed simple vows at 5 p.m. July 10, 2018, in the Archabbey Basilica.
GILBERT (KAGAN) HEATER, O.S.B.
Brother Gilbert (Kagan) Heater, O.S.B., is the son of Richard W. and Diane O. Heater of East Stroudsburg. He has three brothers, Nathaniel, Jered and Zephon. He studied at Lancaster Bible College, where he earned a bachelor of science degree in music composition in 2009. He also studied at Liberty University.
ANDREW (DONGHA) KIM, O.S.B.
Brother Andrew (Dongha) Kim, O.S.B., is the son of Ji Hyun and Heong Suk Kim. He was born in Seoul, Korea and has one sibling, Kyeong Ha Kim. He attended Tiong-Jin Elementary School and graduated in 2004 from Shin-Sung High School. He earned a master of theology degree from Suwon Catholic University in 2012. He is preparing for missionary service at the community’s Wimmer Priory in Taiwan.
REV. AUGUSTINE (PIN-YU) YANG, O.S.B.
Father Augustine Yang, O.S.B., is the son of Li-yue Lin and the late Ye-si Yang of Taipei City, Taiwan. He attended Taipei Municipal Yucheng elementary school and graduated in 1991 from Heng Yee Catholic High School. He studied philosophy at Saint Pius X Seminary, then earned the bachelor of sacred theology degree from Fu Jen Catholic University in 1997. He completed a master of arts degree in counseling psychology in 2002 at De La Salle University, the Philippines. Father Augustine was ordained to the priesthood on December 13, 2003 in Yilan City, Taiwan.
ANSELM (STEVEN) ZHANG, O.S.B.
Brother Anselm (Steven) Zhang, O.S.B., is from China. He is a 1993 graduate of Xingtai Huining High School. He studied marriage and family in 2013 at the International Theological Institute, Austria, and English and international communication in 2003 at Yantai Norman University, China. He earned an A.A. degree in international business from the School of Business, Peking University, China, in 1996 and an A.A. degree in applied English from North China Electric Power University in 1996.