RIP: 15/06/2022 - Berlin
Fr. Vincens Hoffmann was born on 29 November 1929 in Berlin and joined the Society of the Divine Saviour at the age of 31. He had already been in contact with the superiors for a long time but was searching for the right way of life and faith. Fr. Vincens completed his novitiate in Passau and studied theology there. After his ordination to the priesthood, which took place in Berlin, he worked for a few years as an educator in Klausheide. After that, he went to Berlin again, practically for the rest of his life. First, he was a chaplain in the Salvator parish in Berlin for a few years, followed by 30 years as a prison chaplain in Berlin-Tegel. In addition to his main apostolate, Fr. Vincens was given other voluntary ministries. For several years he was diocesan director of the Kreuzbund and since 1997 a member of the priests’ council of the archdiocese of Berlin. He was also involved in telephone and hospital chaplaincy and worked with members of the Bundeswehr and the Berlin fire brigades. On 15 June 2022, in the Karl Steeb Home in Berlin, Fr. Vincens Hoffmann passed away. He was 92 years old and had been a Salvatorian for 60 years.