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Rev. Claude (John Patrick) Earls, O.S.B.
Current Monk at St. John's Abbey: Yes
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Allegations of Abuse and/or Misconduct
At least one former monk reports that Earls unsuccessfully pursued a relationship with him.
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Miscellaneous Notes
After graduation from St. Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas, J.P. was ordained to the priesthood in 1965. He completed master's and doctoral degrees in English at the University of Arizona in Tucson. An earlier assignment included Holy Family Mission in Cloquet, Minnesota, and he was also a teacher and administrator at Colegio del Tepeyac and Lago de Guadalupe in Mexico. More recently, his pastoral work has included chaplaincy for St. Benedict's Monastery, and at St. John's Abbey he served as novice master and director of monastic formation. He has served St. John's University as faculty resident, professor, and vice president of student affairs. In 1990 he was named Outstanding Academic Advisor for Saint John's University. (Abbey, July 2010)

Father John Patrick, born and raised in San Angelo, TX, made vows as a monk on July 11, 1960, and was ordained a priest on June 11, 1965. "JP," as he is most commonly known by confreres and students, has an advanced degree in English Literature. He taught literature with a droll sense of humor for many years in the Saint John's English Department, and has been recommended for professor emeritus. He served as Formation Director for the Abbey through June 2008. He also has a reputation for completing crossword puzzles in record time. (Abbey Web SIte, 2010)

Born: Available but not Published
Hometown: Available but not Published
Professed: July 11, 1960
Ordained: June 5, 1965
Listed as an Active Monk in 2012: Yes
First Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1961
Last Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 2012*
* Ordo data available not yet available for 2013 or 2014.

Possible names for Rev. Claude (John Patrick) Earls, O.S.B.:
Fr. Claudius Earls, Father Claudius Earls
Fr. Claude Earls, Father Claude Earls
Fr. Joannes Patricius Earls, Father Joannes Patricius Earls
Fr. John Patrick Earls, Father John Patrick Earls
JP Earls

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