I've just learned that the term epitaph means a "short inscription honoring a deceased person" (Wikipedia) in English. In German, "Epitaph" means something different: we are looking at one. An "Epitaph" means a more or less small monument honoring a deceased person; they are usually to be found in churches. This one is remembering of Servatius van den Berg, who was abbot of Gladbach abbey 1725-1750. Van den Berg was also president of the Bursfelde Congregation, a "union of Benedictine monasteries and nunneries working for the reform of Benedictine practice" and the revival of the old Benedictine monastic rule.