Former Delbarton Chief Came On to Student

A monk who served as the headmaster of Delbarton School in Morris Township is being investigated for what the school called a “minor boundary violation with an adult,” in a letter to its community.

Ex-Delbarton headmaster accused of sexual misconduct was a predator

(Star-Ledger) In 1999, when he was asked to become headmaster at the exclusive Delbarton School, the Rev. Luke Travers said he responded with “one loud ‘Yes!’” because he was “thrilled and honored.”

St. Mary’s Abbey investigating allegation against former headmaster

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in All, Giles Hayes, Hugh Anderson, Luke Travers | No Comments

(Daily Record) MORRIS TWP. — St. Mary’s Abbey officials acknowledged Thursday that they are investigating an allegation of a “boundary violation” from two decades ago against the Rev. Luke Travers, a prominent priest who was a teacher and headmaster at the Delbarton School.

Monk Who Was Headmaster at Elite NJ Prep School Accused of Sexual Misconduct

But Harmenning said the Richmond abbey knew nothing of the restrictions, and that Travers had been allowed to say Mass for students at Benedictine in recent months. Monk who led Va. abbey, NJ prep school removed RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Benedictine monk who headed a Virginia abbey was removed from his position over allegations […]

Hayes To Alumni re Travers: “Minor Boundary Violation”

Posted by on Jan 12, 2012 in All, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers | No Comments

“An allegation involving a minor boundary violation with an adult by Fr. Luke Travers, OSB, is being investigated.

Monk removed as abbey’s administrator

Hayes said the Virginia abbey had been informed of the restrictions on Travers. However, Steve Neill, a spokesman for the Richmond diocese, said DiLorenzo “knew nothing about it.”

St. Mary’s Administrative History

Posted by on Jan 6, 2012 in All, Bruno Ugliano, Giles Hayes, Jerome Borski | No Comments

Current Leadership: Abbot: Giles Hayes (Since 2006) Prior: Bruno Ugliano (2009) Sub-Prior: Jerome Borski (2011) Novice Master: Hilary O’Leary (2007)

Abbot Giles Hayes, OSB, President-Elect of CMSM

Posted by on Sep 7, 2010 in All, CMSM, Giles Hayes | No Comments

Right Rev. Giles P. Hayes, OSB, Abbot of St. Mary’s Abbey, Morristown, has recently been named President-Elect of the national Conference of Major Superiors of Men (CMSM).

Religious Praise Vatican Appointment

Posted by on Aug 20, 2010 in All, CMSM, Giles Hayes | No Comments

Saying he hopes to offer Rome a “different picture” of women religious in the United States, the Vatican’s new No. 2 official for religious life says he suspects the choice of an American for that job, and one known to be sympathetic to women religious, may reflect awareness of “just how badly” a Vatican investigation […]

Benedictine abbey to have new temporary administrator

Posted by on Jun 28, 2010 in All, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers, Timothy Kelly | No Comments

Father Luke Travers, a Benedictine monk of St. Mary’s Abbey in Morristown, NJ, has been appointed administrator of Mary Mother of the Church Abbey in Richmond.

Luke Travers Appointed Subprior

Posted by on Jan 3, 2009 in All, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers | No Comments

In the spring, Fr. Luke Travers, O.S.B., was appointed subprior by Abbot Giles. Like Abbot Giles, Fr. Luke has joined the Finance Committee of the CMSM. He was also named Vice-Chair of the Board of Regents of Portsmouth Abbey School.

Graduation 2007

Posted by on Jun 4, 2007 in All, Giles Hayes, Luke Travers | No Comments

Abbot Giles Hayes, O.S.B. gave a stirring tribute to retiring headmaster Rev. Luke Travers, O.S.B. for his eight year tenure as headmaster, and awarded him a Delbarton Medal. The audience affirmed the Abbot’s tribute to Father Luke with a long, heart felt standing ovation.

Benedictine Father Giles Hayes elected St. Mary Abbey’s 10th abbot

Posted by on Mar 9, 2006 in All, Giles Hayes, Timothy Kelly | No Comments

MORRISTOWN – The Benedictine monastic chapter at St. Mary’s Abbey here elected Benedictine Father Giles P. Hayes as its 10th abbot on March 8.