Category Archives: George Wolf

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 end of an era; Monastery closes after 114 years

There was an extra stillness in the air recently as Father Mel Taylor looked over the picturesque grounds of the Monastery of Saint Augustine of Canterbury, which closed after 114 years of existence.