Fr. Alexander Manville, O.F.M

Fr. Alexander Manville, O.F.M

Ordination: 1953

Notes: A civil lawsuit was filed against Fr. Manville in 2009 accusing him of sexually abusing an eight year old boy at SS. Simon and Jude Church in Huntington Beach, California, from 1992 to 1994. The lawsuit includes allegations that Fr. Manville and Fr. Gus Krumm “engaged in illegal sexual contact” with him, including one time simultaneously. The plaintiff’s brother joined the suit in 2011, alleging he had also been sexually abused by Fr. Manville and Fr. Krumm. The Diocese of Orange reached a settlement with the brothers in 2011. Fr. Manville’s current whereabouts, status as a priest, and whether he has access to children is unknown.


1954 Unknown

1955-1958 Immaculate Conception (St. Mary’s), Phoenix, AZ

1959 St. Elizabeth’s, Oakland, CA

1960-1968 Bishop Garcia Diego High School, Santa Barbara, CA

1969-1976 Old Mission, Santa Barbara, CA

1977 St. Francis Retreat, San Juan Bautista, CA

1978-1982 Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ

1983-1994 SS. Simon and Jude Church, Huntington Beach, CA

1995-1998 Franciscan Renewal Center, Scottsdale, AZ

2001-2004 Serra Retreat, Malibu, CA

2004-2009 SS. Simon and Jude, Huntington Beach, CA

2010 Unknown

2011-2012 Retired—Serra Retreat, Malibu, CA

2013-2017 Franciscan Friars of California (Province of St. Barbara), Oakland, CA

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