Father Brennan Maiers was inappropriate with at least six individuals, the youngest victim was believed to be eleven years old. In 1992, the abbey settled with one of Maiers’ victims.
His victims would likely disagree with this line of his obituary:
“Father Brennan was a gentle man of compassion and pastoral alertness.”
Maiers’ 2003 External Review Board Biography… 2003 Abbots File Maiers
According to the Abbey:
April 27, 1936
Professed: July 11, 1957
Ordained June 1, 1963
Died July 22, 2022
Father Brennan died on 22 July in the retirement center at Saint John’s Abbey. He is survived by Sisters Grace Marie and Gen Maiers OSB, Saint Benedict’s Monastery, Saint Joseph; Theresa Kuttner, Stewart; Allan Maiers, Hutchinson; and the community of Saint John’s Abbey.
The monks, family, and friends will receive the body on Wednesday, 27 July at 7:00 p.m. and celebrate the Mass of Christian Burial for Father Brennan at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday, 28 July, in Saint John’s Abbey and University Church, with interment in the abbey cemetery.