24 hours after the resignation of Richard Purcell as Abbot of Mount Melleray the Abbot General of the OCSO Cistercians has resigned on “health grounds”
Fitzgerald himself is a former Abbot of Mount Melleray.
He is also the man who told me on the telephone of the incident in Roscrea kitchen involving Purcell and a Killaloe priest.
The Cistercians have brought forward their General Chapted from September 2023 to February 2022 to elect a new Abbot General.
In my opinion the Richard Purcell Affair has caused not only his own resignation but has been responsible for the fall of the Abbot General.
Only those on the inside know the whole story
In any event, the cat is very much among the Cistercian pigeons as we speak.
Could more heads roll over the Purcell Affair?
Inside and outside the order.
Why has the Bishop of Waterford and Lismore not issued a statement on Mount Melleray.