Br. Paschal James Brisson
Brisson is one of 10 individuals included in settlement by St John’s Abbey of Collegeville announced on 3/28/11. All of the accused taught at St John’s Prep or were assigned to parishes in St Cloud. As part of settlement, Abbey committed to name 17 accused priests in a letter to the St John’s community, including 8 of the 10 Benedictines included in the settlement. The 2 not named in Abbot Klassen’s letter were Brisson and Fr Pirmin Wendt. Brisson was reported as having ‘left the abbey.’ Behind the Pine Curtain reports that he worked in the Bahamas and Puerto Rico and that the alleged abuse occurred in Humacao, Puerto Rico, in the late 1970s. Reportedly deceased.
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