Death of Samuel A. Greene, Jr.

August 9, 1944 - September 17, 2007
Blanco, Texas | Age 63

Founder of Texas monastery mired in child sex scandal dies at 63
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Samuel A. Greene Jr., the founder of a monastery that closed amid scandal over the alleged sexual abuse of novice monks and a fraudulent weeping Virgin Mary painting, has died. He was 63.

Greene's death was being investigated as a suicide, but officials were waiting for autopsy results before ruling on the cause of death. Greene's body was found Monday morning in his home on the grounds of Christ of the Hills Monastery.

The monastery was allied with the Russian Orthodox...

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