On July 8, 2022, Friar Maximilien SAUGE, a member of the Provincial Custody of St. Leopold and St. Nicholas of Flüe in Austria-Switzerland, celebrated his 60th anniversary of priesthood. The celebration took place in Vienna, Austria.

Since this date fell during the summer holidays, the Conventual community in Vienna celebrated this anniversary with the local parish on June 26, 2022. Friar Max presided over the Mass of Thanksgiving. In his homily, he expressed gratitude for the graces that the Lord has given him. He also told the story of his own Franciscan vocation.
Friar Dariusz ZAJĄC, the Provincial Custos and Pastor, congratulated Friar Max on his jubilee, on behalf of the friars and the local parishioners. Friar Vincenzo COSATTI of the Vatican Penitentiary gave him a papal blessing parchment.
Friar Max worked for many years as a teacher in Switzerland. He then worked at our General Curia in Rome and at the Vatican Penitentiary. Since November of 2017, he has been a member of the friary in Vienna and helps diligently with parish ministry.

Friar Thomas MANALIL