Day Of Fire And Ice Spawned Creation Of Fire Department

Saturday, January 28, 2023 marks the 60th anniversary of the Day of Fire and Ice at Saint Vincent, the fire that destroyed many of the buildings on campus and that came very close to the Basilica.

That day prompted the creation of the Saint Vincent Fire Department and one of Saint Vincent’s most beloved monks was put in charge: Brother Patrick Lacey, O.S.B. Read about it as we dig into our archives from the 50th anniversary of the Saint Vincent Fire in the Winter 2013 Issue of Saint Vincent Magazine.