Category Archives: Jonathan Licari

Regarding the Abbey’s Response: One Sentence Stands Out

We have been forthcoming and acknowledged the occasions when members of our community harmed others. – Saint John’s Abbey (2013) [ View ] Has the Abbey been forthcoming?

Former Albany pastor named St. John’s Prep Headmaster

Saint John’s Prep School Board of Regents announced the selection of Fr. Jonathan Licari, OSB as the next Headmaster, preserving continuous monastic leadership since 1857.

Licari Chosen as Next Headmaster at St. John’s Prep

Fr. Jonathan Licari, OSB, has been chosen as the next headmaster for St. John’s Prep school.

Protected: The Lone Ranger (Licari)

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Abbey Now Admits to 23 Monk Perpetrators

Saint John’s Abbey quietly admitted, via a revamped web site in the summer of 2012, that at least 23 members of its community had been credibly accused of sexual abuse or misconduct.

Letters and Statements to the Saint John’s Community

[Webmaster’s Note: For almost twenty years, the leadership at Saint John’s claims to have written articles and sent letters and emails regarding sexual misconduct to the members of its community. If you are a member of the Saint John’s community, … Continue reading

Alleged Sexual Abuse Victim Sues St. John’s Abbey (w/ Video)

(Fox 9) ST. PAUL, Minn. – A man who says he was sexually abused by an instructor at St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville is filing a Ramsey County lawsuit against the school, the religious order of monks that runs … Continue reading

Fr. Jonathan Licari

An update regarding Fr. Licari will be available soon. Addition Search terms: Fr. Jonathon Licari

Rev. Jonathan Licari now in Albany, MN

Rev. Jonathan Licari is now the pastor at Church of the Seven Dolors in Albany MN. Licari is listed as the pastor for Holy Family School as well.

July 2008 Update

Three new names added to “The List”: Othmar Hohmann, Cyril Gorman, Anthony Ruff Regarding Bruce Wollmering… we have received information regarding harassment claims against Wollmering and his dismissal from the University. The Abbey and University allegedly covered up the harassment … Continue reading

Email to Kate Lally and John Klassen

Ms. Lally, I would like to attend the next Review Board meeting to discuss the following information.

Review board includes law enforcement, health officials

Collegeville – St. John’s Abbey named eight members of its nine-person External Review Board on Tuesday. The board’s responsibilities include advising the abbey regarding how to respond compassionately and effectively to survivors of sexual abuse and to minimize the possibility … Continue reading

Saint John’s Abbey Names External Review Board

June 17, 2003 — Abbot John Klassen, OSB, of Saint John’s Abbey today announced the membership and the mission of an External Review Board to review allegations of sexual misconduct against members of the abbey and to provide advice on … Continue reading

Abbot Timothy Kelly Elected, Blessed

At the end of the mass Abbot Timothy noted that the shepherd’s staff he had received pointed to the teaching of Saint Benedict that the abbot is “believed to hold the place of Christ in the monastery.” He is taking … Continue reading

Licari’s Letter to Community


Bittersweet News

Weather predictions for 19 September warned of the first killing frost of 1992. But abbey members were numbed by other factors, more deeply felt, as well.