Media Advisory: Fr. Michael Bik, St. John’s Abbey Named in Lawsuit; Press Conference Today

Bik abused the boy after St. John’s learned he sexually abused two students  in the 1970s when he was a teacher at St. Stephen’s in Anoka

Bik taught at Twin Cities Catholic schools in Anoka and Shoreview before becoming a monk and priest of St. John’s

Doe 497 Amended Complaint

5-9-2016- Internal Statement Re the Impact of the May 25 Deadline
Bik, Michael Photo
11-5-2002 Letter from Klassen to Bik re negative media
9-1989 Work Assessment re Bik Unable to Resist the Preps
9-19-1988 Memo re Bik’s emotional needs in Preps
9-4-1988 Letter re Bik spending time with the prep students
9-3-1998 Note from Abbot Kelly allowing Bik to live at the Monastery
9-3-1998 Memo from Abbot Kelly re Allegation of Abuse by Bik
9-19-1988- Memo re Bik’s time spent with Prep Students
1992- Final Evaluation re Bik from RIverside Medical Center
4-11-2008- St. Luke Treatment Report re Bik
9-15-2006- Star Trib Article- Delay in Sex-Abuse Case Sparks Protests
Bik Assignment History
10-9-1998- Ltr from Abbot Kelly to Archbishop Flynn re allegation against Bik
2-28-2006- Treatment Summary from the U of M re Bik
8-15-2011- E-mail from Klassen to Bik re asking permission to go to town
8-15-2011- e-mail from Andert to Klassen re Bik out unsupervised
9-4-1988 Memo re Bik spending time with the prep students

What:  At a news conference today in St. Paul, attorneys Jeff Anderson and Mike Bryant, along with advocate and former St. John’s monk, Patrick Wall will:

  • Announce the filing of a civil lawsuit naming St. John’s Abbey and Father Michael Bik as defendants. The suit is being brought by Doe 497, a survivor who was sexually abused by Bik when he was a 15 or 16 year old Sophomore at St. John’s Prep School in 1998.
  • Discuss the fact that just weeks before Bik started abusing Doe 497 he admitted to St. John’s that he sexually abused at least two boys in Anoka in the 1970s.
  • Encourage survivors of sexual abuse by Fr. Michael Bik, and others, to come forward safely and confidentially before the Child Victims Act window legislation expires on May 25, 2016.

Monday, May 9, 2016, at 1:00 PM CT

Jeff Anderson & Associates
366 Jackson Street, Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55101

Notes:  The event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage shortly before the event at

•    A copy of the complaint and other documents from Bik’s file will be available at the press conference and on our website and the event will be live-streamed online with links available on our homepage shortly before the event at