This week my great-uncle, Father Vincent, passed away. He was such a special man who dedicated his life to the Church and to helping people. He was a Dominican Priest and he worked all over the world. He spent nearly twenty years in Trinidad and Tobago and even worked alongside the Pope in Rome. Despite this, Father Vincent remained a humble and gracious man.
When we visited him at his priory in Limerick, the Prior there told us how Father Vincent always had time for everyone and took a particular interest in people who were struggling or needy. He was generous with both his time and his means and would even send what he could to a young man in prison who had lost his way and had asked Father Vincent for help.
Last year he moved to Newbridge College, Dublin, and I am so grateful that James and I managed to go and see him last month. He was very happy there and very well cared for. He loved the view from his room of the River Liffy and I was in awe of their beautiful library.
We enjoyed a beautiful meal with all of the Brothers at Newbridge and I’d like to thank them all for their love and support for Father Vincent.
They are memories that I will cherish forever.
May he rest in peace. x
6 thoughts on “Remembering Father Vincent”
I’m sorry for your loss, I’m sure he was a wonderful man.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time of loss, Louise. You are blessed with many wonderful memories of Father Vincent to keep with you.
What a lovely tribute to a wonderful man.
Hugs and comforting purrs.
Purrs Georgia,Julie and JJ
and mum Nancy
Lou, thanks for sharing about your great uncle with us. It sounds as if he had an amazing life. May he rest in peace. Sending love and prayers as you grieve. Janet
I am so sorry for the loss of your Great Uncle, it sounds like he was an amazing man.
Such a loving tribute. Thank you for sharing.