July 20, 2018
By Abbot Richard Cronin OSB and Headmaster Fr. Michael Tidd OSB
Dear Members of the St. Mary’s Abbey and Delbarton School Community,
In recent weeks, several news stories have appeared regarding litigation alleging sexual abuse by monks of St. Mary’s Abbey. We write to you today because we believe it is important to address these issues with you directly and forthrightly.
Specifically, we want you to know how St. Mary’s Abbey and Delbarton School have responded to these allegations of abuse, the status of litigation on these matters, and what we are doing today to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all members of our community.
Above all, we want you to understand that protecting the well-being of the students of Delbarton and all those to whom we minister is our highest and most important priority. To that end, we have implemented the best practices summarized below and in the attached appendix to protect our students and all others whom we serve.
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