Br. Benedict Reams

Order: FSC
Status: Sued

Died: 05/23/1994
Diocese: Diocese of Oakland CA

Given name Joseph Ambrose Reams. Full religious name Ultanian Benedict Reams. Made final vows as a De Las Salle Christian Brother in 1939. Taught at Mont La Salle 1936-1946, then at St. Mary’s College in Moraga 1946 until retirement in 1969. Continued at St. Mary’s assisting in physics classes. Also operated a weather station throughout his time there. Played organ at St. Mary’s college chapel and at St. Monica’s Parish in Moraga. Died in 1994 in Napa. Accused in a lawsuit [s] filed sometime between 2020-2022 of the sexual abuse of minor[s].

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