The Augustinian Hermit Fr. Coelestin Wuest was born as Balthasar Wuest in Kleinwenkheim on January 30th, 1720 to the couple Georg and Magdalena Wuest. In the years 1737 to 1741 he studied at the Augustinian school in Muennerstadt and was temporarily sacristan and consultor of the student congregation. On October 30th, 1742 he professed to the Augustinian monastery of Muennerstadt. Afterwards he moved to Breisach for studying philosophy. On September 18th, 1745 he was ordained. About the year 1746 he acted as organist in Uttenweiler, before he moved as confessor, preacher and organist to Mainz, where he died already on February 7th, 1761. Wuest was considered as a „Organista celeberrimus“ and „nobilis Organista“ among his confrères.
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