Fr. Othmar (Leo) J. (James) Hohmann, O.S.B.: Clergy With Credible Claims Against Them Concerning Sexual Abuse of a Young Person

Fr. Othmar (Leo) J. (James) Hohmann, O.S.B.

Ordained: 1931

Assignments within the Archdiocese/Diocese(s) in Colorado: Denver


  • 1931 St. Joseph, Waite Park, MN (SCL)
  • 1932-1936 St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, Nassau, Bahamas (BI)
  • 1936 St. James Parish, Mandan, ND (BIS)
  • 1937 St. Joseph’s, Bismarck, ND (BIS)
  • 1938-1941 Unknown
  • 1942-1947 St. Boniface Church, Hastings, MN (STP)
  • 1947-1948 Abbey Mission Band, Artesia and Rangely, CO (DEN)
  • 1948 St. Benedict’s Hospital; St. James Catholic Church, Vernal, UT (SLC)
  • 1949-1954 Immaculate Conception, New Munich, MN (SCL)
  • 1954-1957 St. Boniface, Cold Spring, MN (SCL)
  • 1957-1958 St. Michael, Oakes, ND (FAR)
  • 1958-1960 Holy Rosary, Detroit Lakes, MN (CR)
  • 1961-1966 Church of St. Joseph, St. Joseph, MN (SCL)
  • 1966-1976 St. Joseph’s Church, Grand Rapids, MN (DUL)
  • 1976 Retired, St. John’s Abbey, Collegeville, MN (SCL)
  • 1977-1979 Unknown
  • 1980 Died

Fr. Othmar Hohmann became a monk of the Order of St. Benedict in approximately 1926 and later was ordained a Benedictine priest. In 2016, Fr. Hohmann was named in a civil lawsuit that accused him of sexually abusing a minor girl from approximately 1961 to 1966 while he worked at St. Joseph’s in St. Joseph, Minnesota. Fr. Hohmann was named on the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis’ “Disclosures regarding clergy sexual abuse of minors” in the section “Individuals with substantiated claims of sexual abuse of a minor outside of the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis” In 2013, Fr. Hohmann was included on Saint John’s Abbey’s list of “Current and Former Monks Likely to Have Offended Against Minors.” Fr. Hohmann was also included on the Diocese of Duluth’s list of “Clergy with credible claims against them concerning sexual abuse of a young person” and the Diocese of St. Cloud’s “List of clergy likely to have abused minors.” Fr. Hohmann’s status as a priest, whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1977 until his death in 1980 are unknown.