St. Benedict’s Abbey, Atchison, Kansas, announces that Abbot James Albers, OSB, has resumed his leadership of the Abbey. Following the completion of an external investigation of an allegation dating to when Abbot James himself was a minor, during which no other allegations have come forth, his priestly faculties and ability to publicly exercise his ministry in the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas have been restored. Please direct any request for further information to Prior Jeremy Heppler at 913-360-7830.
St. Benedict’s Abbey asks anyone who has knowledge of inappropriate conduct by any priest, monk, employee or volunteer to please call Prior Jeremy Heppler, 913-360-7830, and, in the case of sexual misconduct, to contact civil and law enforcement authorities. The Abbey respects the sincere concerns of any individual who brings forth an allegation of misconduct, and is fully committed to conducting a thorough investigation of any such allegation and cooperating with civil and law enforcement officials.