During table reading at the evening meal on August 13 will be announced the anniversary of the next day’s anniversary of the death of Brother Vincent Klein, OSB.
After receiving his master's degree in library science, Brother Vincent served our community as archivist, librarian, teacher, secretary to the Abbey Council, and an assistant groundskeeper.
Brother Vincent possessed a quiet zeal and tenacity which contributed positively to the quality of faithfulness he dedicated to his life of prayer and work. His ability to point out the location of books in the library, as well as his remarkable memory and recall of events, details, and other information greatly impressed – and occasionally astounded – Academy students and faculty, his confreres, and guests. In his free time, Brother Vincent was faithful to exercise, and particularly enjoyed taking long afternoon walks after a typical work day in the Academy. Quiet and reserved in temperament, Brother Vincent was very interested in and aware of what was going on within the monastic community and among the individual monks. Brother Vincent was also faithful in attending athletic and other extracurricular events sponsored by the Academy. Truly his mental acuity and his faithfulness to physical exercise exemplify the Roman poet Juvenal’s prayer for a healthy mind in a healthy body - Mens sana in corpore sano.