Abbot Timothy P. Kelly, O.S.B.

Ordained: 1961
  • 6/4/1961: First Mass at Church of the Visitation, Minneapolis, MN
  • 1961-1962: St. John’s University, Collegeville, MN
  • 1962-1963: Colegio del Tepeyac, Mexico
  • 1962-1963: Mexicano-Norteamericano Instituto Relaciones Culturales, Mexico City, Mexico
  • 1963-1964: St. Augustine’s College, Bahamas
  • 1964-1972: St. Anslem’s Church, Bronx, NY
  • 1972-1978: Mt. St. Benedict Monastery, Crookston, MN
  • 1978-1980: Monastic Institute of the International Benedictine College of St. Anselm, Rome, Italy (student)
  • 1980-1987: St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
  • 1987-1988: Unknown
  • 1/1989-12/1991: Mary Help of Christians Abbey (aka Belmont Abbey), Belmont, NC
  • 6/1/1992: Named Rector of St. John’s Seminary, Collegeville, MN
  • 11/26/1992-5/2000: St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN
  • 2001: St. Procopius Abbey, Lisle, IL
  • 6/22/2001: Elected President of American-Cassinese Congregation
  • 10/7/2010: Died

Abbot Kelly became a monk of the Order of St. Benedict (“Benedictines”) in approximately 1955. He was ordained a Benedictine priest in 1961. Abbott Kely quickly rose to prominence, eventually becoming the abbot, or head, of St. John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota. He has been accused of abusing at least four children, three who allege abuse during the 1960s at St. Anselm’s in the Bronx and another who alleges abuse during the 1960s in Mexico and Minnesota.