Born at La Chapelle (Hautes-Alpes)
Taking of the habit, Aix, November 20, 1824
Oblation, Marseilles, February 24, 1827 (no. 25)
Dispensed from his vows, February 3, 1830.
Toussaint Joseph Vincent was born at La Chapelle in the diocese of Gap. He entered the novitiate November 20, 1824 and made his oblation in Marseilles, February 24, 1827. He studied theology at the major seminary in Marseilles from 1827 to 1830, but was not admitted to tonsure.
Upon his request to leave the Congregation, the Founder granted him the dispensation of his vows on February 3, 1830. The reason he gave for this decision was “the lack of native ability” on Brother Vincent’s part and because of “having an idiosyncratic personality which renders him anti-social and obnoxious, tendencies which he seems to show no interest in correcting.” Beside his name in the Registry of the taking of the habit, the Founder wrote: “To his great regret, he was dispensed from his vows because of lack of native ability. He died in Aix attended by our Oblates. He will enjoy the suffrages of the Congregation as if he had died as a member of the Congregation.”
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