COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – Abbot Timothy (Thomas) Kelly, OSB, ninth abbot of Saint John’s Abbey for eight years (1992-2000) and president of the American-Cassinese Congregation of Benedictine men for nine years (2001-2010), died at Collegeville, Minnesota, on 7 October 2010. He was born on 20 April 1934, professed monastic vows on 11 July 1955, was ordained to the priesthood on 3 June 1961, was elected and confirmed abbot on 27 November 1992, and received the abbatial blessing on 10 January 1993.
Webmaster’s Note: Much of the information in Kelly’s obituary, with regard to abuse at St. John’s, is revisionist history. [ View ] Shame on the Abbey for using Timothy Kelly’s death as a public relation’s tool.
Reception of the body: Tuesday, October 12, 2010, 7:00 p.m., Saint John’s Abbey Church
Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, October 13, 2010, 3:30 p.m., Saint John’s Abbey Church
Inurnment at a later date
For release: Immediate
Media Contact: Aaron Raverty, OSB
Communications and Development
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October 8, 2010