Fr. Ramon Varela, O.F.M.

Fr. Ramon Varela, O.F.M.

Ordination, Unknown

Notes: Fr. Ramon Varela was a member of the Franciscan Friars of the Province of St. Barbara, part of what is formally known as the Order of Friars Minor. Fr. Varela was included in the Franciscan Friars Province of Santa Barbara’s “List of Franciscan Friars from the St. Barbara Province with Credibly (sic) Claims of Sexual Abuse of a Minor” in the section, “Deceased Former Province of St. Barbara Friars Who Have Been Credibly Accused.” According to this list, a report was made in 1994 alleging that Fr. Varela sexually abused minors from approximately 1949 to 1979. The list also states that Fr. Varela was living in New Mexico. His status as a priest and whether he had access to children from 1993 until his death are unknown.


1949-1955 Native American Mission, AZ 

1955-1960 St. Mary’s, Stockton, CA (STO) 

1960-1962 Mission San Miguel, San Miguel, CA (MRY) 

1962-1963 St. Peter’s, Bapchule, AZ (PHX) 

1963-1967 Sacred Heart, Phoenix, AZ (PHX)

1967-1968 St. Elizabeth’s, Oakland CA (OAK) 

1968-1970 Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, Fresno, CA (FRS) 

1970-1972 Our Lady of Guadalupe, San Jose, CA (SJ)

1972-1976 Ascension, Portland, OR (P)

1975-1978 Saints Simon and Jude, Huntington Beach, CA (ORG)

1978-1979 Our Lady of Guadalupe, Delano, CA (FRS)

1979 Sacred Heart, Phoenix, AZ (PHX)

1979-1993 St. Francis Home, Santa Ana, NM (ORG)

1993-2001 Elder Care Facilities, NM

2002 Died

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