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'Klinski, Vital, Dom, O.C.S.O., 1886-1966'

Dom Vital Klinski

Dom Vital Klinski was born in Poland. In 1904, he entered the Cistercian Abbey of Achel in Belgium and was elected their abbot in 1920. By 1927, he left for the United States to join Gethsemani. He was Merton's confessor at the time of correspondence. (Source: The School of Charity, p. 10.)

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