Fr Augustine (Peter) Schreurs OSB celebrated his 95th birthday on October 15 and is probably the most senior Dutch national residing in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, having spent more than three-quarters of his life at Mt St Benedict Abbey.
May 16, 2019, he celebrated 71 years of monastic profession as a Benedictine monk at the Abbey.
Fr Augustine and Fr Cuthbert (Jan) van de Sande (deceased since 2017) celebrated their 68th anniversary of monastic profession in 2016. Together with Fr Jerome Koot (now deceased), they were the first monks to be professed in the present abbey church (incomplete at that time). They were also the first monks to pronounce their vows before the then newly elected abbot of Mount St Benedict, Abbot Adelbert van Duin.