Mount Melleray Abbey

November 25, 2021 6:01 am

Over the last year allegations were made against Dom Richard Purcell, Abbot of Mount Melleray Abbey (Ireland). Because of this the Abbot General asked for a Regular Visitation, whose primary object was to establish if there was any substance to the allegations. The Visitation was conducted by Dom Bernardus Peeters, Abbot of Tilburg (The Netherlands) and M. Pascale Fourmentin, Abbess of Arnhem (The Netherlands). The investigation concluded that the allegations were unfounded. However, for personal reason, Dom Richard offered his resignation. Abbot General, having received the consent of his council, accepted the resignation which will become effective on the 25th November, 2021.