Category Archives: Oblates

Letter from Michael Bik to Oblates

Dear Oblates of St. John’s: Many, many thanks for your generous gifts—both from the summer and now from your Advent Retreat—that I can put to use to buy flowers & other décor for the Abbey Retirement Center Chapel & Dining … Continue reading

Recipes from the Kitchen of Father Dunstan Moorse, OSB

Dunstan Moorse, a monk with multiple allegations of abuse (including sodomy of a minor student) had his recipe included in the Newsletter of the Oblates of Saint John’s Abbey, Fall/Winter 2008/09.

Father Allen Tarlton Still Involved with Oblates

If you have lost your oblate pin, a replacement can be purchased by sending a check for $6.00 to Father Allen Tarlton at Saint John’s Abbey.

Bruce Wollerming involved with Oblate Program

Oblate/Monk Matching Program Update: Father Bruce Wollmering, Abbey Produce Garden Coordinator, would like to thank the following oblates, CHARLES NICOLOSI, MARTIN STACHNIK, and BETTY MOE for helping on multiple occasions.

Recipes from the Kitchen of Father Dunstan Moorse, OSB

Dunstan Moorse, a monk with almost a dozen victims, offers another recipe to the members of the Oblate program.

Fr. Allen Tarlton Returns to Oblate Program

Beginning with this issue, The Oblate will be issued quarterly. It also has a new editorial team: Fr. Allen Tarlton has graciously offered to serve as the editor emeritus and continues to offer his wisdom and guidance to Bjorn Gustafson and Joel … Continue reading

Fr. Allan Tarlton Travels to Oblate Meeting in Washington State

Br. Benet Tvedten, OSB, Oblate Director at Blue Cloud Abbey in South Dakota, has graciously permitted the editors of The Oblate to reprint his article on the recent Oblate Directors’ Biennial Meeting at St Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, Washington. Fr. Greg Miller, … Continue reading

Abbot Klassen and Allen Tarlton Deceive the Oblates

Note: The following letter was written by Father Allen Tarlton, a monk at St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, MN. The letter was sent to the members of the Abbey’s Oblate Program. Included with the letter from Tarlton was a letter … Continue reading

Abbot Klassen’s Letter Supporting Allen Tarlton’s Deception

Note: The following letter was written by Abbot John Klassen, in support of Father Allen Tarlton and a letter Tarlton wrote to the members of the Oblates program. Abbot Klassen knew, when he wrote his letter, that Father Tarlton had … Continue reading

Abbot Klassen with Offenders Schulte and Tarlton

When this photo was taken, Abbot Klassen was aware that both Fr. Schulte and Fr. Tarlton had credible allegations of sexual misconduct against them.

Abbot Klassen Poses with Two Perpetrators

All eight of the, momentarily, “in-the-country” CSB/SJU [College of St. Benedict-Saint John’s University] Oblate Candidates (“OCs”) gathered on Saturday, March 3, for their first mini-retreat or Day of Reflection.   Fr. Francisco Schulte, Abbot John Klassen and Fr. Allen Tarlton, … Continue reading

Francisco Schulte’s Letter to Oblates re Bahamas

Since the last time I wrote my Oblate colunm for the “Quarterly,” something of a major event has taken place in my life: I’ve accepted the invitation of Father Daniel Ward to form part of the monastic community at Saint … Continue reading