At an age when others have not practiced their profession for 20 years or more, father arno meyer still thinks every day about how he can fulfill his vocation as a priest and pastor for the good of his fellow men. "As a priest, you have to be careful that routine doesn’t get in", says the 85-year-old. That’s why it’s important to him to experience each day consciously, as if it were his last, says father arno. Six decades ago, on 19. December 1959, he was ordained a priest in the lateran basilica in rome.
His responsible tasks in the augustinian order have allowed the jubilarian to travel far and gain a lot of experience. For the past twelve years, he has been back in munnerstadt, the place where he graduated from high school in 1954 and began his novitiate as an augustinian.
Arno meyer was born in 1934 in wingerode, a village in the thuringian region of eichsfeld. The war years, which he experienced as a child, and above all the division of germany after the end of the war have left a lasting impression on father arno to this day. He comes back to it again and again in his sermons. His generation was looking for the meaning of life after those terrible years, he says. He found it in his vocation as an augustinian and priest.