Rev. Robert Blumeyer’s name does not appear on the recently released archdiocesan list [ View ].
The following is a statement from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and St. John’s Abbey, dated April 27, 2006.
In September, 2005, a 50-year-old man informed the Victim Advocate of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis that he was sexually abused as a young man by the late Father Robert Blumeyer, O.S.B., a priest of the Saint’s John’s monastic community. The report has been deemed credible.
The abuse began in 1969 when the victim was 13 and Father Blumeyer was assistant pastor at St. Bartholomew parish in Wayzata and continued for approximately ten years while Father Blumeyer served in pastoral roles at Saint Boniface parish in Hastings and Saint Benedict parish in Avon, MN. Father Blumeyer died October 5, 1983.
The Archdiocese and Abbey have paid for therapy for the man and he has accepted a financial settlement from Saint John’s Abbey and the Archdiocese.
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Rev. Robert Blumeyer is believed to have at least five victims, at least two of whom were minors. By late 2006, the archdiocese knew of at least three.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis must release the names of all known perpetrators.