St. John’s Abbey Church stands unchanged on the campus of St. John’s University. But within the walls, there is a shift in leadership. Father Tom Andert — the monastery’s prior, or second in command — stepped aside for now following accusations he molested a former student.
Pope Francis will receive a limited, fine-art edition of the final volume of the St. John’s Bible commissioned by Benedictine monks in Minnesota. The St. Peter Apostles Edition of Letters and Revelation will be presented to the pope at the Vatican on Friday.
St. John’s University is about to lose a legend. Jim Smith started coaching basketball there in 1964 and has won more games than any other college basketball coach in Minnesota history. Tuesday, Smith told his team he’s retiring.
A piece of roadside surreality in Stearns County will live to see another summer. The so-called Stick House near St. John’s University has been visible along County Road 159 for two and a half years near Collegeville.
St. John’s Abbey published the names Monday of 18 current and former monks it says likely have sexually abused minors, but victims’ advocates say the list is incomplete and years overdue. The list was posted on the abbey’s website less than a month after a lawsuit was filed requesting disclosure of the names of monks accused of sexual misconduct. It also comes a week after a Ramsey County judge ordered the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and the Diocese of Winona to release similar lists. “This list reflects our best efforts to identify those who likely have offended against minors,” Brother Aelred Senna, the abbey spokesman, said in a statement.
Students at St. John’s Prep School in Collegeville, Minn., are grieving the loss of three people killed in the mall attack in Nairobi.
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Who makes the best maple syrup in Minnesota? WCCO viewers chose their favorite — St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minn., where monks have been tapping trees since World War II.
The most highly-publicized Division III coaching search in Minnesota is over. St. John’s University announced Friday that Gary Fasching has been named the school’s new football coach.
A 31-year-old Cold Spring police officer who was known as a hometown boy and the department jokester will be laid to rest Wednesday.
Of the thousands who braved the cold Tuesday evening in Cold Spring, there were many who had never met Officer Tom Decker, who died last week in what authorities called a surprise attack.
The funeral for a Cold Spring police officer killed in the line of duty is set for Wednesday.
A legend in college football coaching has apparently stepped on the sideline for the final time.
Football at St. John’s University stands out. There’s no tackling at practice or lengthy calisthenics. No whistles or wind sprints. No captains either, unless you count the honor shared by the seniors.
Carleton College economics professor Michael Hemesath was named president of St. John’s on Tuesday. He says the selection of a lay president represents a new era for the Benedictine institution in Collegeville.
A preparatory school has canceled classes on Tuesday due to a power outage.
A New York man filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that he was sexually abused at a Bronx church in the 1960s by a priest who went on to become abbot of a Minnesota monastery and helped found an institute to deal with clergy sexual abuse.
The president of St. John’s University in Collegeville has announced he won’t seek a second term and will leave the job at the end of the 2011-2012 school year.
A Puerto Rican man who claims he was sexually abused by a priest affiliated with a Minnesota abbey filed a lawsuit Monday against his alleged abuser and the religious order that runs the abbey.
As winter’s icy grip releases Sagatagan Lake, months of anxious waiting and wondering are over. For Kristina Timmerman and Carol Jansky, loon number 55480 is back on summer waters.
St. John’s Abbey and the survivors of sexual misconduct by current and former abbey members have reached an agreement about the distribution of a letter signed by two survivors and Abbot John Klassen.
Nine men who filed lawsuits claiming sexual abuse at the hands of monks or priests have reached settlements with St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, the plaintiffs’ attorney said Monday.