|Assignment Record – Rev. Englebert M. Axer, S.J.
Summary of Case: Ordained in 1939, Axer was a priest of the Oregon Province of the Society of Jesus who spent the bulk of his career as a professor at the University of Seattle. He died in 1989. The Province notified the Seattle U. community in 2006 that Englebert had been accused of sexually abusing a boy in 1956 at a summer ministry program in northern California. His name was included on Seattle archdiocese's list January 15, 2016 of clergy and religious with admitted, established or credible allegations against them of sexual abuse of a minor.
Born: July 8, 1911
Died: September 27, 1989
Leavenworth bishop was Paul Clarence Schulte (1937-1946).
|1940||St. Mary's College||St. Mary's||KS|
Seattle archbishop was Gerald Shaughnessy, s.m. (1933-1950).
|1941||Manresa Hall||Port Townsend||WA|
|1943||1946||Seattle Preparatory School||Seattle||WA|
|1946||1949||Georgetown University||Washington||DC||Doctoral student in Philosophy.|
|1951||1952||Axer is not indexed in the 1952 Directory.|
• Axer was accused of sexually abusing a boy during a summer ministry program in northern California in 1956.
|CA||In 2006 the Oregon Province of the Jesuits notified the Seattle University community of the accusation against Axer.|
|1975||Our Lady of the Lake||Seattle||WA|
Seattle archbishop was Thomas Arthur Connolly (1950-1975), followed by Raymond Gerhardt Hunthausen (1975-1991).
|1989||Seattle University||Seattle||WA||professor||Axer died on September 27, 1989.|
Sources: Official Catholic Directory (New York: P.J. Kenedy and Sons, 1940-1989)
• Four Jesuits Plan Jubilee Rites, The Progress, June 5, 1964