Category Archives: Aloysius Michels

The List

Since the 1930s, fifty (50) monks and ten (10) other members of the Saint John’s community have been accused of sexual abuse and/or other misconduct. Another twenty (20) men with strong ties to St. John’s have also been accused of misconduct.

Behind Father Kim’s 1984 Exile to Japan (Part Two)

[Webmaster's Note 1: This is a conclusion of one woman's account of her interaction with Father Chrysostom Kim, OSB, a monk at Saint John's Abbey and a former professor at Saint John's University in Collegeville Minnesota (USA).  Part One is … Continue reading

Behind Father Kim’s 1984 Exile to Japan (Part One)

In 1984, Father Chrysostom Kim, OSB was confronted by a woman who wanted to move on with her life. The sexual relationship between the two had to stop, she told him, because she had met someone her own age and wanted … Continue reading

Letter: Sexual Misconduct and the Church of Saint Joseph, MN

[Webmaster's Note: The following letter was mailed via US Mail on January 7 and January 8 to over 1100 families in St. Joseph, Minnesota. It is a followup to an article on this web site dated July 19, 2010. The … Continue reading

Aloysius Michels Obituary

Aloysius Reinhart Michels, OSB 1913—2002 At the funeral of Father Aloysius, Prior Raymond Pedrizetti, OSB, reminded the community of the variety of the deceased’s assignments during his over sixty years as a priest.