At 11 years old, Vincent is sent to Jan Provily’s boarding school in Zevenbergen

At 11 years old, Vincent is sent to Jan Provily’s boarding school in Zevenbergen

No other schooling has worked for young Vincent.  His parents have had difficulty understanding him and most who have met the introspective and somewhat introverted boy have found him to be different or strange.  He prefers to be away from others and take long walks even as a boy, observing and reflecting with a sense of anxiety beneath it all, fueling him.  He is like his mother in temperament and will grow to idolize his father and wish to follow in his footsteps and lead a parish someday.  His frustrated parents send him to his first of three boarding schools at 11 years old. A heartsick and freckled, redheaded Vincent is a child in years only, already carrying a self  imposed burden on his broadening shoulders as he begins his pilgrimmage.


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