Safe Environment: A Program for Child Protection
A Message from Abbot Gregory
The human person, made in the image and likeness of God, deserves to be honored and respected; indeed, God dwells within a person as in a temple, and there too abides the Spirit of Jesus who is served, loved and welcomed in every human encounter. What a terrible indignity, what a grave offence, therefore, when human life—especially that of a child—is sexually or otherwise abused and dishonored! The monks of Mount Angel Abbey strive for an authentic hospitality in a safe environment, and in the face of the sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Church in recent years the Abbey has established a Review Board and an Office of Child Protection, doing its part in a Church that seeks reconciliation, healing and forgiveness. In this website you will find spelled out the seriousness of Mount Angel’s commitment to a safe environment and to the protection of children.
Abbot Gregory Duerr, O.S.B.
The Safe Environment ProgramTo download the Program for Child Protection booklet, click here.
To download the Program for Child Protection brochure, click here.