Fr. Mario Walter Cimmarrusti, O.F.M

Fr. Mario Walter Cimmarrusti, O.F.M

Ordained, 1957

Notes: Fr. Mario Cimmarrusti was ordained a Franciscan priest. Allegations of sexual abuse arose against Fr. Cimmarrusti prior to his time spent at Servants of the Paraclete, an institution known for treating priests accused of child sexual abuse, in 1981 and 1982. In 1994, Fr. Cimmarrusti was accused of child sexual abuse at St. Anthony’s Minor Seminary in Santa Barbara, California and was named in a civil lawsuit in 2003. In 2006, a settlement was reached in a case involving Fr. Cimmarrusti and seven other priests accused of sexually abusing students at St. Anthony’s Seminary High School, the Santa Barbara Boys Choir and the Santa Barbara Mission all in Santa Barbara, California. At least 12 survivors have come forward to the Archdiocese of Los Angeles alleging sexual abuse between 1962 and 1969. Fr. Cimmarrusti was included in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles’ “Report to the People of God: Clergy Sexual Abuse Archdiocese of Los Angeles” in the “Religious Order Priests and Brothers” section. Fr. Cimmarrusti’s last known address was the San Damiano Retreat House in Danville, California. From approximately 1994 to his death in 2012, Fr. Cimmarrusti’s whereabouts, his status as a priest and whether he had access to children until his death are unknown.

Assignments:

1957-1958 Immaculate Conception, Phoenix, AZ (PHX) 1982-1985 St. Mary of the Assumption, Stockton, CA (STO)

1958-1965 St. Francis Minor Seminary, Troutdale, OR (P)

1985-1993 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano, CA, (FRS)

1965-1970 St. Anthony’s Minor Seminary, Santa

Barbara, CA (LA)

1994-2012 Unknown

1970-1981 Mexican Missions, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico (StBProv)

2013 Died

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