Fr. Adrianus “Andrew” Johannes Willemsen, C.M.: Credibly Accused of Committing Sexual Abuse Against a Minor

Fr. Adrianus “Andrew” Johannes Willemsen, C.M.

Ordained, 1954

Notes: Fr. Adrainus Johannes Willemsen was ordained a priest for the Congregation of the Mission, commonly known as the Vincentians, in the Netherlands. In 1982, Fr. Willemsen was incardinated in the Diocese of Austin. While working in Bremond, Fr. Willemsen reportedly abused at least one minor boy. Fr. Willemsen was purportedly allowed to return to the Netherlands in 1989, where he worked as pastor in parishes in the villages of Steensel and Duizel. Fr. Willemsen was reportedly removed from ministry in 2004. Fr. Willemsen was named on the 2019 “Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston Clergy Disclosure List” in the subsection “Religious Order Priests.” Fr. Willemsen is also named on the Diocese of Austin’s 2019 “[l]ist of clergy and religious who have been credibly accused of committing sexual abuse against a minor.” According to the Diocese of Austin’s list, Fr. Willemsen held a presence in Denver, Colorado. Fr. Willemsen’s status as a priest, his whereabouts, and whether he had access to children from 1999 until his death in 2012 are unknown.

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


1954-1960 Unknown

1960-1964 St. John’s Seminary, Camarillo, CA (LA)

Unknown St. Jerome, Houston, TX (GAL)

1964-1980 St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston, TX (GAL)

1980-1981 St. Mary’s Seminary, Houston, TX; University of St. Thomas, Houston, TX (GAL)

1981-1988 St. Mary’s, Bremond, TX (AUS)

1988-1992 Unknown

1992-1998 On Duty Outside the Diocese (AUS)

1999-2003 Retired (AUS)

2003-2012 Unknown

2012 Died