The first English translation of a longstanding history of Saint Vincent founder Archabbot Boniface Wimmer , O.S.B.,—Boniface Wimmer: Abbot of Saint Vincent in Pennsylvania—has been released by Archabbey Publications. Written in German by Father Oswald Moosmüller, O.S.B., and published by Benzinger Brothers in New York in 1891, the book was translated by Dr. Maria Von Mickwitz of Latrobe and Father Warren Murrman, O.S.B., of Saint Vincent Archabbey. Father Warren also edited the book.
Extensive books and intensive articles over the years have provided a wealth of information, commentary and perspective on the essential role of this nineteenth century monastic missionary and founder of American Benedictine monasticism. However, the original volume about Wimmer has become increasingly inaccessible, or at least, neglected, due to the fact that it exists solely in German.
Von Mickwitz, of Latrobe, is a retired child psychologist who earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology and sociology from Seton Hill University, Greensburg, and a Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pittsburgh. She grew up in Bavaria and since her retirement has enjoyed tanslating historical material from German into English for Saint Vincent Archabbey.
Father Warren earned a bachelor of arts degree from Saint Vincent College, a master of arts degree from Saint Vincent Seminary, a doctor of sacred theology degree from Munich University, Germany, and a diploma in liturgical science from the Liturgical Institute, Trier, Germany. A faculty member of Saint Vincent Seminary, he holds memberships in the Catholic Theological Society of America, and the North American Academy of Liturgy.
The book is available from Archabbey Publications for $21, plus $2 shipping, 300 Fraser Purchase Road, Latrobe, PA 15650. It is for sale online at www.stvincentstore.com or on amazon.com.