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Rev Vincent George Taylor

Rev Vincent George Taylor

Birth
Norfolk City, Virginia, USA
Death 5 Nov 1959 (aged 82)
Greensboro, Guilford County, North Carolina, USA
Burial Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 22327434 · View Source
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The Right Reverend Vincent G. Taylor, OSB, was born in Norfolk, Virginia, September 19, 1877, and was educated in the parochial school of Norfolk and at Belmont Abbey College. Following his graduation in 1897, he entered the Benedictine Order and was ordained to the priesthood on May 24, 1902.

Shortly afterwards he was assigned to St. Benedict’s parish in Greensboro, North Carolina, where he ministered for 22 years before his election as Abbot on August 20, 1924, succeeding The Right Reverend Leo Haid, OSB. He was installed as Abbot on March 19, 1925, with the Most Reverend Michael J. Curley, Archbishop of Baltimore as officiant and celebrant of the Pontifical High Mass. During his tenure, he presided over the college’s greatest period of growth, building up the scholarship of the faculty and securing the academic prestige of the Abbey. In the monastery Abbot Vincent was determined that the monks' hours of prayer would be open to the public and, in particular, available to the students. In 1943, the monastic choir stalls were positioned in the sanctuary of the Abbey Cathedral, thus allowing full attendance by students and the laity in the Opus Dei ("the work of God").

In 1956, Abbot Vincent resigned his duties a superior of the monastery and president of the college, with the Very Reverend Walter Coggin, OSB, appointed as Vicar and Coadjutor to assist the Abbot-Ordinary. Abbot Vincent died of a heart attack while visiting family in Greensboro on November 5, 1959, found slumped over the steering wheel of his car on Greensboro’s Summit Avenue, Rosary and prayer book in hand.

He was buried in the Abbey Cemetery following Mass in his Abbey Cathedral. He was succeeded as Abbot-Ordinary by Father Walter Coggin, OSB. The college library, built in 1957, was renamed in his memory. (From the Southern Cross)


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  • Maintained by: Mike
  • Originally Created by: JW
  • Added: 20 Oct 2007
  • Find A Grave Memorial 22327434
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Vincent George Taylor (19 Sep 1877–5 Nov 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 22327434, citing Belmont Abbey Cemetery, Belmont, Gaston County, North Carolina, USA ; Maintained by Mike (contributor 48382183) .