Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Is St. John's Abbey in Collegeville Minnesota a hotbed of decadence?



Tancred of Epoymous Flower seems to think so - and if it is not true, why doesn't the Abbey sue those who carry such tales?
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[Collegeville] Back up at the GM of Catholic Education, more paint is falling from the mask that hides the evil of the Modernist Abbey that has dared to call itself Catholic for more than fifty years. Today, it's nothing more than a getaway for a large population of bachelor social workers who like to go antiquing and enjoy what Downtown Minneapolis has to offer. This fish has been dead at the head for along time. These Marxist and Modernist implants have been doing a lot of damage. They've destroyed the architectural integrity of the Romanesque Architecture of the Abbey, kept vandals posing as artists working for years, produced ugly music, destroyed their philosophy program and turned out over three generations of what Collegeville's own Father Virgil Micheal once called, ironically, "moral parasites". What more proof do you need? In the past, one of the homosexual enabler Abbot Kelly's predecessors was a vicious predator who "inspected" his Novices in the nude before he took advantage of them. - Tancred
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While I was a novice in another monastery I heard many, many sordid tales.  But it was all hearsay you know.
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Photo:  St. John's stunning abbey church designed by Marcel Breuer - the older abbey church can be seen in the background.

8 comments:

  1. Fr. Geraold Fitzgerald Fitzgerald wanted to see all these fellows to an island. He actually put money down on one but the hierarchy did not subscribe to the idea. He treated "offending priests". He concluded after many years of treating them in New Mexico that they could not be cured, that they should be isolated and sent to an island to do penance and for the purpose of protecting others. I always wonder why this story never got more traction. Anyway, I say let us send all the boy boinkers to an island and be done w/ it.

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  2. Fr. Gerald Fitzgerald wanted to see all these fellows sent to an island. He actually put money down on; however, the hierarchy did not subscribe to the idea. He treated "offending priests". He concluded after many years of treating them in New Mexico that they could not be cured, that they should be isolated and sent to an island to do penance and also for the purpose of protecting others. I always wonder why this story never got more traction. Anyway, I say let us send all the boy boinkers to an island and be done w/ it.

    Mea culpa for the typos.

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  3. They also commissioned a stunning contemporary illuminated bible.
    http://www.saintjohnsbible.org/
    http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/stjohnsbible/

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  4. The abby is dying of old age anyway, so I'm not going to get excited.

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  5. Aceman7:29 AM

    Thanks for this Terry, for outing the monks, so to speak. Hopefully because of your blog post, a visitation will be made, a al Santa Croce in Rome, the monks turned out, and a straight-laced order installed to take over the abbey and the college. It seems that there are plenty of "laced" orders these days, just not sure about "straight" ones. ;-) As always, appreciatively yours, Ace

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  6. Aceman:

    I am starting to wonder if there are any non- limp wristed clerics,anywhere, on the face of the earth, lol..

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  7. No Maria, they all like to collect money and cook and travel. Their wrists are limp so they can use those carpal tunnel thingies so it's easier when they blog.

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  8. Eve: I was privileged to see the St. John's Bible here at the Phoenix Art Museum some time back. A really beautiful work. The monks also lent many other, older examples of illuminated manuscripts. It's a work much like iconography -- slow, contemplative, prayerful. I can imagine how the monks were drawn into the scriptures during that process.

    Thom: lol.

    General remark: I guess it's easy to cast aspersions on an entire community of monks when we're not a part of it. Do you rise before dark to put on your habit, then rush to the church to pray the Office of Vigils? Do you return to the church several more times throughout the day to pray the Office and attend Mass? Did you make a vow of stability to remain in the same place, doing this same work for the rest of your life? (Benedictines make unique vows of Stability, Consersatio--Conversion, and Obedience to the Abbot, which pre-date the more typical vows of Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience). I didn't...but I respect men who, despite their human limitations, dedicate their lives to seeking God. A monk is not born a saint, and the habit it not some sort of saintly plastic wrap, trapping the virtues in and keeping the vices out. Sanctity is a lifelong work, for monks and for all of us.

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