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Father Francis F. Hoefgen

Wrong Father Francis F. Hoefgen?

Sexual Abuse Lawyer

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Jeff Anderson & Associates P.A
366 Jackson Street Suite 100
St. Paul , Minnesota 55101
United States

Company Description: For 33 years, Jeff Anderson & Associates has repeatedly fought for and won cases that had never been presented in court before.

Employment History

  • Associate Pastor
    Saint Boniface
  • Associate Pastor
    St. Boniface Church
  • Assistant Pastor
    St. Boniface Church

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • OSB
  • Member
    St. John's Abbey


  • theology
    Saint John's University
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Father Francis Hoefgen
Reverend Francis Hoefgen, OSB was born in Menominee, Michigan, on August 29, 1950. Father Hoefgen entered Saint John's and professed vows July 11, 1973. After studying theology at Saint John's University, Hoefgen was ordained a Roman Catholic priest on June 22, 1979.
Father Hoefgen served as an associate pastor at Saint Boniface in Cold Spring, Minnesota, under the Diocese of Saint Cloud.
Saint John's sent Father Hoefgen to Saint Luke Institute. After his visit to St. Luke's, Father Hoefgen was returned to ministry.
Father Hoefgen was transferred to Guardian Angels and Saint Boniface in Hastings, Minnesota. While in Hastings under the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, the Archdiocese consolidated the two parishes making the new Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish.
Father Hoefgen was removed from Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton in 1992 when civil actions were filed alleging sexual abuse of minors. Father Hoefgen returned to campus and was porter and guest house master. In 2002, Father Hoefgen was placed on the list of credibly accused Saint John's monks and later in the year wrote a letter of apology. Hoefgen left Collegeville and the Saint John's community in 2011.
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Francis Hoefgen, OSB: St. Boniface, Cold Spring; St. Benedict's Monastery, St. Joseph. Laicized. Address unknown
Hoefgen sexually abused the ..., 19 Nov 2013 [cached]
Hoefgen sexually abused the plaintiff, identified as John Doe 27, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton from about 1989 to 1992, the suit claimed. The boy was then 10 to 13 years old.
Lawsuits alleging abuse that occurred years ago are being filed in response to the Child Victims Act, a state law passed in May that opens a three-year window to victims to file civil suits previously barred by the statute of limitations.
Hoefgen, a member of St. John's Abbey, remained in ministry until 2002, serving in Cold Spring, Minn., as well as Hastings, Anderson said.
Hoefgen worked at Washburn-McReavy funeral homes in Minneapolis, Bill McReavy said Tuesday, but "is not an employee" of the company currently.
Public records list Hoefgen at the same Columbia Heights townhouse address as the Rev. David Ostrowski, pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church in Minnetonka.
The Hoefgen lawsuit, filed in Dakota County District Court, alleges that the defendants were negligent in allowing Hoefgen, now 63, to continue to work around children after he admitted abusing a minor.
The archdiocese removed Hoefgen from St. Elizabeth Ann Seton "immediately" upon hearing of the 1992 suit, said Patrick Wall, a former monk who was assigned to take Hoefgen's place at the parish.
Hoefgen worked for the next 10 years at Villa Maria retreat center in Frontenac, Minn., and was guest master at St. John's Abbey in Collegeville.
Francis Frederick Hoefgen ..., 21 May 2014 [cached]
Francis Frederick Hoefgen (Courtesy of Dakota County sheriff)
Francis Frederick Hoefgen (Courtesy of Dakota County sheriff)
Monk at St. John's Abbey sued by men who say he sexually abused them
Francis Frederick Hoefgen, 63, of Columbia Heights subjected the boy to oral and anal sex as well as fondling of his genitals, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in Dakota County District Court.
Hoefgen worked in Hastings from 1985 until 1992. He began at St. Boniface; that church merged in 1987 with Guardian Angels to form St. Elizabeth Ann Seton parish. Hoefgen left in 1992.
He was charged Tuesday with two counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct. Hoefgen did not immediately return a call seeking comment.
Hoefgen was arrested at 5:45 a.m. Wednesday and booked into the Dakota County jail shortly before 7 a.m. His bail was set at $150,000 without conditions and $25,000 with conditions, which would include no contact with minors or the victim in the case.
Hoefgen also has been the subject of two lawsuits by alleged victims.
According to attorney Jeffrey Anderson, who represents the plaintiff in the most recent civil case, Hoefgen abused another boy in 1983 after moving the suicidal teen into the rectory with him in Cold Spring, Minn. Hoefgen admitted the abuse to police but "before a real investigation could start" he was sent by St. John's Abbey to the St. Luke Institute, a church-sponsored treatment center for priests accused of sexual abuse, Anderson said.
The Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis installed Hoefgen at St. Boniface after he returned from St. Luke's.
Charges were never filed in the Cold Spring case.
Hoefgen was both a Benedictine monk and a priest. He was defrocked and left the Benedictine order in 2012.
Rev. Francis Hoefgen, ..., 1 Jan 1995 [cached]
Rev. Francis Hoefgen, O.S.B.
Rev. Francis Hoefgen
Fr. Fran Hoefgen admitted that he sexually abused a teenager in Cold Spring, Minnesota in the early 1980's. The victim said that Hoefgen engaged him in oral sex on at least two occasions. Hoefgen apologized to another victim in a letter in or around 2001. The second victim alleged that Hoefgen engaged him in both anal and oral sex.
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Hoefgen was an associate pastor at St. Boniface church in Cold Spring near St. Cloud in 1984 when police learned about the allegations of sexual abuse, according to court records. He was sent to St. Luke Institute in Maryland for treatment for several months and in 1985 took a position at St. Boniface Church in Hastings, which later merged with St. Elizabeth Ann Seton. Hoefgen left that post in 1992 when the victim filed a civil suit in Dakota County District Court. A judge dismissed the suit against Hoefgen and the church in 1993 because the statute of limitations had expired. (May 25, 2002)
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