Fr. Gabriel Menager – Diocese of San Jose

On Behalf of | Dec 21, 2020 | Abuser Profiles, Catholic Church

Father Gabriel Menager

Diocese of San Jose (Jesuits)

Ordained:  <1927

Died:  1966

Assignment History:

  • 1927-1928: Jesuit Provincial Residence (Portland, OR)
  • 1928-1930: Nativity of the B.V.M. (Juneau, AK)
  • 1928-1930: St. Ann’s Hospital (Juneau, AK)
  • 1930-1933: St. Jude’s (Havre, MT)
  • 1933-1934: St. Joseph’s (Nome, AK)
  • 1934-1935: Our Lady of Lourdes (Pilgrim Springs-via Nome, AK)
  • 1935-1936: St. Jude’s (Havre, MT)
  • 1936-1939: St. Paul’s (St. Paul’s Mission, MT)
  • 1939-1945: St. Ignatius Mission (St. Ignatius, MT)
  • 1945-1946: St. Paul’s Indian Mission (St. Paul, MT)
  • 1946-1953: Loyola University (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1953-1960: Loyola High School (Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1961-1962: San Francisco, CA
  • 1962-1963: Los Angeles, CA)
  • 1963-1966: Sacred Heart Novitiate (Los Gatos, CA)

Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Father Gabriel Menager:

Fr. Gabriel Menager was a Jesuit priest of the Oregon Province who served in multiple dioceses in Alaska, Montana, and in the Diocese of San Jose. Much of his career was spent in remote Indian villages, followed by more than a decade at Loyola University and Loyola High School in Los Angeles. He worked in San Francisco and then lived at the Jesuit Novitiate in Los Gatos, from 1963 until his death in 1966.

According to media reports, in 2011, Menager’s name was publicly listed on the Oregon Province’s list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. The details of the sexual abuse allegations, including when and where the alleged abuse occurred, or the victim’s age/gender, are unknown.

In 2018, Menager’s name was included on the Jesuits West Province list of clergy credibly accused of child sexual abuse. It noted claims of sexual abuse of a minor, year unknown, were reported in 2009.

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