ST. MEINRAD – The Rev. Cyprian Davis OSB, a long-time monk and priest of Saint Meinrad Archabbey, died Monday at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. He was 84 and a jubilarian of both profession and ordination. Surviving are a cousin and a niece.
Davis was born in Washington, D.C., Sept. 9, 1930, to Clarence W. and Evelyn (Jackson) Davis, who named him Clarence John.
He studied at Saint Meinrad Seminary from 1949 to 1956. Invested as a novice monk July 31, 1950, he professed his simple vows Aug. 1, 1951, and was ordained to the priesthood May 3, 1956.