The Chicago Sun-Times published a story on May 7, 2021 regarding two lawsuits filed against a deceased Brother over allegations of abuse while he served at Marist schools in Oregon and New York.
Our records indicate Br. Robert Ryan served at Marist Chicago in 1967-68 and 1972-75. One of the lawsuits alludes to allegations in Chicago, but we are unaware of any claims. Nonetheless, we want to inform our community about the situation.
Protecting students is of utmost importance at Marist and we work diligently to ensure that our young men and women learn and grow in a safe environment.