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.
"Thus, never departing from His guidance, but persevering in His teaching in the monastery until death, we may by patience share in the sufferings of Christ, that we may merit to be partakers of His kingdom." -Rule of St. Benedict, Prologue
St. Benedict's Abbey has a rich history, woven with the lives of hundreds of monks who served God and the monastic community. This page uses the Necrology, a book that includes a list of every deceased monk from the abbey, to tell their stories.