Category: Order of Saint Charbel

Cult Cambewarra school sold off

School property linked to the Order of St Charbel religious cult at Cambewarra has been sold at auction. Even the St Joseph’s School toilet block was snapped up in Tuesday’s sale, attended by more than 100 people. School books, computers, the demountable school building and toilet block were all sold in individual lots after the school closed down this year. The school was linked to religious cult, the Order of St Charbel, founded by William Kamm. Kamm, also known as “Little Pebble”, was jailed last year and is appealing his conviction.

Cult school will close

A primary school within the compound of a Nowra doomsday cult will close next year, after the NSW Board of Studies refused to renew its registration. St Joseph’s School students must attend alternate schools in 2006 unless the school successfully appeals the decision. Principal David Williams this year resigned from the school, which operates within the high-security Order of St Charbel compound at Cambewarra. A NSW Board of Studies spokeswoman yesterday said it was not satisfied with Mr Williams’ proposed replacement, and therefore the school’s registration would not be renewed after December 31. It is illegal to operate an unregistered

Pope acts on Little Pebble priest

A New South Wales priest excommunicated from the Catholic Church has been stripped of his holy orders and responsibilities by the Pope because of his association with William Kamm’s religious sect. Kamm, known to his followers as The Little Pebble, was last month jailed for at least three-and-a-half years for indecently assaulting a then 15-year-old member of his outlawed Order of St Charbel, at Cambewarra, near Nowra on the south coast. Malcolm Broussard, who has been with the sect for 20 years, is a self-proclaimed bishop and major superior residing in the Cambewarra community known as Gethsemene. One of Kamm’s

Cult Exodus

Future of Pebble school in doubt An exodus of followers from William Kamm‘s Order of St Charbel community at West Cambewarra has threatened the viability of the community’s school. With several members of the breakaway Catholic community leaving following Kamm’s conviction and jailing for sex offences against a 15-year-old girl, doubts have been raised about the future viability of the St Joseph’s School, located on the religious community’s grounds. Many of Kamm’s followers have already left the community, while others are planning to leave as the exodus accelerates in the wake of Kamm also being charged on Friday with additional