Special Statement

Statement Regarding Fr. Micheas Langston, OSB

Saint Meinrad Archabbey has recently been made aware of an allegation against one of its members, Fr. Micheas Langston, OSB, of inappropriate behavior with a college seminarian, occurring in the early to middle 1980s. Fr. Micheas was a member of the Saint Meinrad College faculty at the time the misconduct is alleged to have occurred.

This allegation has been investigated in accordance with our institutional policies, which included reporting it to law enforcement, and, following consultation with our Review Board, has been determined to be credible.

Fr. Micheas currently resides in the Saint Meinrad Archabbey infirmary and is retired from all public ministry.

Saint Meinrad Archabbey apologizes for the inappropriate conduct of Fr. Micheas and deeply regrets the harm he has caused his accuser and the Church. Saint Meinrad Archabbey/Seminary and School of Theology is committed to the safety and protection of those entrusted to our care.

We welcome any information you might have regarding any misconduct by Fr. Micheas, or the misconduct of any of our members. Reports can be made to Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB (812-357-6555 or kstasiak@saintmeinrad.edu) or the Victim’s Assistance Coordinator, Mrs. Ann Phillips (812-357-6610 or aphillips@saintmeinrad.edu).

Posted: July 2, 2021