Br. Paul Richards Removed


Abbot John Klassen has removed Br. Paul Richards as director of formation at Saint John’s Abbey.

The removal may have occurred on October 8, 2011.

According to the abbey’s web site, Br. Richards no longer serves as spokesperson for the Benedictine abbey. Richards appears to have been replaced by Brother Paul-Vincent Niebauer.


According to a family member of one of the monks at Saint John’s Abbey, Br. Paul Richards is “on sabbatical” following at least one report of misconduct.

On June 24, 2011, Br. Paul Richard’s was interviewed by the Kansas City Star… Link

Fron 1982 until 2007, Br. Paul Richards founded and directed the Saint John’s Boys’ Choir.

Related: St. John’s Boy’s Choir Hosted by Conception Abbey


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Topics: John Klassen, Paul Richards, Paul-Vincent Niebauer

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