Fr. Francis Verngren, F.S.C: Credibly Accused of Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Fr. Francis Verngren, F.S.C

Ordination: 1936
  • 1937-1939 Unknown
  • 1940-1959 St. Peter’s High School and Sacred Heart High School, San Francisco, CA (SFR)
  • 1959-1969 St. Mary’s College High School, Berkeley, CA (OAK)
  • 1969-1984 St. Mary’s College High School, Napa, CA
  • 1984 Justin-Siena High School, Napa, CA
  • 1985-1988 Unknown
  • 1989 Began retirement- Holy Family Community, Napa, CA
  • 1990-2001 Unknown
  • 2002 Full retirement
  • 2003 Died

Br. Francis Verngren was a member of the Brothers of the Christian Schools, Christian Brothers religious order. A man filed a civil lawsuit in 2003 alleging that Br. Verngren sexually abused the man when he was a minor from 1966 until 1970 while Br. Verngren was principal and head dorm resident at a Catholic school in Berkeley. The lawsuit was settled later in 2003.