Fr. Vincent Kreis (1878-1931)

Father Vincent was born in Munich, Germany, and made profession as a member of the Abbey in July 1898 and was ordained to the priesthood January 19, 1904.  He was a member of the College faculty until 1914 when he was assigned as an assistant to St. John’s Church, Burlington, Iowa. During this time he had a serious throat operation that forced him to discontinue parish work and preaching.  On recovering he became chaplain at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hancock, Mich., and was stationed there for 13 years.  There he died.