Category Archives: Abbey Statistics

A Declining Monk Population

There is no doubt that the sexual abuse scandal has had an effect on the monk population at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota.  The scandal, the coverup and the sexually charged environment within the monastery caused good men to … Continue reading

the smaller we have grown…

And while the subject is numbers, allow me to share more good news, this time from the monastic side. Last week we clothed four new novices (for those unfamiliar with these terms – those who spend a year in the … Continue reading

The Financial Picture of Saint John’s Abbey

“Abbot John Klassen has given his assurance that financial gifts from our benefactors and funds from the university, prep school and The Liturgical Press are not and will never be used in the payment of settlements in the sexual abuse … Continue reading