Br./Fr. Gerald Heather, O.F.M.: Credibly Accused

Br./Fr. Gerald Heather, O.F.M.


Br./Fr. Gerald Heather was a member of the Franciscan Friars who was accused by at least two survivors of child sexual abuse, from 1989 to 1994, while he worked at St. Anthony’s Seminary in Santa Barbara, California. He has been named in at least one civil lawsuit and as of 2004 was reportedly living outside the U.S. Heather’s status as a priest/brother, current whereabouts, and whether he has access to children are unknown.