• Art Jahnke

    Senior Contributing Editor

    Art Janke

    Art Jahnke began his career at the Real Paper, a Boston area alternative weekly. He has worked as a writer and editor at Boston Magazine, web editorial director at CXO Media, and executive editor in Marketing & Communications at Boston University, where his work was honored with many awards. Profile

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There are 3 comments on STH Alum Remembered as Courageous Humanitarian

  1. Thank you for posting. I had met Fr. Vincent as he came to say mass when our pastor was gravely ill. I offered, and he accepted graciously, to join me for a few BU hockey games. Though certainly a foreign sport to him, he enjoyed the night(s) out to enjoy watching sport and some casual conversation.

    I am moved to have known a man who knowingly went back to sure death to help those who need his support. I will never forget Fr. Vincent. A good person who knowingly gave his life for others.

  2. I didn’t know Vincent very well, but well enough to miss him. His death was a tragic end to an inspiring life. He could have saved himself by abandoning his work in the Congo, by abandoning those who most needed help. That was not in his makeup or character. Even his final words, “Why are you killing me?” were not just a request for himself. He wanted his murderers to reflect on their deed. If one or more felt enough guilt to change their ways, thus saving someone else, Vincent would remain dedicated to his work until the very last moment.

  3. I hope that those of us who live in Boston and have connections to DRC can work together to ensure that those who killed Fr. Vincent are brought to trial. If Bemba can be convicted then anyone can be.

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