Br. James Phillips

Order: OSB
Ordained: 2021
Status: Accused

Diocese: Diocese of Saint Cloud MN

Professed vows as a Benedictine brother in 1970. Placed on “restriction” under a “safety plan” at St. John’s Abbey in 2002 after allegations by two youths of abuse in the late 1970s. No privileges. Article of 7/10 reports that Phillips continued to come and go from the Abbey and associated freely with woman whose family includes an autistic grandson. Name included on list of monks likely to have offended against minors as released by Abbey 12/09/13. Name added to St. Paul and Minneapolis archdiocese list 11/3/17 of “priests and religious brothers who have served or spent time in the archdiocese and have substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor against them.”


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