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Rev. James (William) Kelly, O.S.B.
November 4, 1915 - January 2, 2011
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Allegations of Abuse and/or Misconduct
According to Source #1, Kelly abused a freshman student during the 1955-1956 school year when Kelly was giving he student piano lessons.

According to Source #2, Kelly abused students while giving piano lessons and Kelly may have been sent to Indian Mission in Northern Minnesota after being reported.

According to Source #3, Abbot Jerome said that Kelly was dismissed because he couldn't control himself.

According to Source #4, Father James Kelly was removed from St. Josephs in north Minneapolis to St. Marys in Stillwater after rumors surfaced about his indulgence with altar boys.

Born: Available but not Published
Hometown: Available but not Published
Professed: July 11, 1936
Ordained: June 7, 1942
Died: January 2, 2011
First Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1950
Last Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1973

Possible names for Rev. James (William) Kelly, O.S.B.:
Fr. Jacobus Kelly, Father Jacobus Kelly
Fr. James Kelly, Father James Kelly
Fr. Gulielmus Kelly, Father Gulielmus Kelly
Fr. William Kelly, Father William Kelly
James William Kelly

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Updated December, 2013