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Rev. Mel (Patrick) Taylor, O.S.B.
Current Monk at St. John's Abbey: Yes
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Allegations of Abuse and/or Misconduct
Fr. Mel Taylor is alleged to have at least on victim in both the Prep School dorm and in Cold Spring. It has also been alleged that Fr. Taylor was making advances toward another monk. These advances were brought to the attention of Abbot Timothy Kelly. Timothy Kelly's response was something like, "I know Mel, he wouldn't do that".
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Miscellaneous Notes
Father Mel Taylor, 55, will become the Prior of Saint Augustine's on 15 September, succeeding Father Theophile Brown. Professed as a monk in 1963 and ordained a priest in 1967, Father Mel is Saint John's only F.B.I. (Foreign Born Irishman), having been born in Easkey, County Sligo, Ireland. Since his ordination, he has served as an associate pastor of Saint Anselm's and Saint Benedict's Churches in the Bronx, New York, and as the pastor of Saint Bernard's Church in Saint Paul and Saint Boniface Church in Cold Spring. He was also the Dean of Students at the Preparatory School for several years. Last fall he went to the Bahamas for a pastoral sabbatical and has now joined the ranks of those many confreres who have discovered that "It's Better in the Bahamas." (1991)

Born: Available but not Published
Hometown: Available but not Published
Professed: July 11, 1963
Ordained: June 3, 1967
Listed as an Active Monk in 2012: Yes
First Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 1964
Last Year Listed in Ordo at St. John's: 2012*
* Ordo data available not yet available for 2013 or 2014.

Possible names for Rev. Mel (Patrick) Taylor, O.S.B.:
Fr. Mel Taylor, Father Mel Taylor
Fr. Patricius Taylor, Father Patricius Taylor
Fr. Patrick Taylor, Father Patrick Taylor

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Updated December, 2013