When we found out that St. Vincent is a quarter Jewish, we were shocked, to say the least! Saint Vincent of Saragossa, the martyr who died for the church in the 4th century? Racked, torn with hooks, burned alive? Quarter Jewish? Seems unlikely.
Wrong St. Vincent? Maybe it was the Saint Vincent Ferrer, the 14th century Spanish missionary, who had his hand in converting many Jews? Some church you got, Catholics, canonizing someone for forcing Jews to convert. Quarter Jewish? No, not him.
Another St. Vincent? Perhaps the 17th century French priest, Saint Vincent de Paul? Spent his life serving the poor, has a huge legacy in the Catholic world. Quarter Jewish? Nope. At least he didn't traumatize any Jews (as far as we know).
No, the St. Vincent in question is not really a saint, or even a Vincent. It's Annie Clark, a 21st century musician. St. Vincent is her stage name. She took it from St. Vincent Hospital, which came from a Nick Cave song, which references Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, who died there. (That hospital, in turn, is named after the third of the Saint Vincents listed above.) Strange choice, sure. But it got us to profile this quarter Jewish "saint"...