Sr. Alvin Marie Hagan
Archdiocese of New Orleans
Assigned as Follows:
- Madonna Manor (Marrero, LA)
- St. Mary of the Pines (Chatawa, MS)
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations against Sister Alvin Marie Hagan:
Several lawsuits have been filed over the years by men who alleged that they endured sexual and physical abuse at the Catholic youth home, Madonna Manor. All of the alleged abuse occurred during the 1950’s, 1960’s, and 1970’s. Not only were many priests involved in the lawsuits, but several nuns and clergy members also came up. One nun that was first named publicly for abusing boys at Madonna Manor was Sister Alvin Marie Hagan.
Collectively, their lawsuits describe a harsh psychological and physical environment in which children were sometimes told they were unloved, sometimes severely beaten, and sexually abused. Several plaintiffs described a common childhood humiliation of having nuns closely inspect them as they emerged naked from showers.
Sister Alvin Marie Hagan died in 2007.
In September 2019, she was again accused in a lawsuit, along with Monsignor Raymond Hebert, Sisters Martin Marie, Gertrude Marie (her twin) and lay worker Charlie Earhart, of repeatedly physically and sexually abusing a boy over a period of 10 years, beginning in 1965, at Madonna Manor. The suit accused Sisters Alvin Marie, Gertrude Marie and Martin Marie of regularly hitting him with a paddle.
No other specific information has been released about the abuse that the children suffered at Madonna Manor, but another settlement that included Sister Hagan was made in Fall of 2009 for almost $5.2 million dollars.
In April of 2020, the Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for bankruptcy protection. As part of its bankruptcy, the Archdiocese of New Orleans will be reviewing and paying claims for anyone sexually abused by diocesan priests and lay employees. This will likely include claims filed on behalf of anyone whose case may be beyond the statute of limitations.
Horowitz Law is a law firm representing victims of sexual abuse in the Archdiocese of New Orleans. The Archdiocese of New Orleans filed for federal bankruptcy protection in April 2020. Our lawyers are now offering free legal consultations to discuss your legal options as a survivor of sexual abuse by priests and other employees of the New Orleans Archdiocese. Very strict filing deadlines will soon be set by the Bankruptcy Court. Most victims of abuse will never be able to recover damages if they miss this deadline, so please contact us to discuss your case today. Call us at (888) 283-9922 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org