Father Luke Zimmer
Diocese of Sacramento
- 1954-1955: Queen of Peace Mission Seminary (Jaffrey, NH)
- 1955-1957: Sacred Hearts Novitiate (Fairhaven, MA)
- 1957-1959: Monastery of the Sacred Hearts (Fairhaven, MA)
- 1959-1961: Seminary of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary (Winona, MN)
- 1961-1967: Bishop Amat Memorial High School (La Puente, CA)
- 1967-1968: Sacred Hearts Seminary (Hauula, HI)
- 1968-1971: St. James (Palolo, HI)
- 1973-1976: Christ the King Center (Los Angeles, CA)
- 1976-1981: Sacred Hearts Fathers Apostolate of Christian Renewal-Christ the King Center (Pomona, CA)
- 1981-1988: Apostolate of Christian Renewal-Christ the King Center (La Puente, CA)
- 1982-1989: Congregation of the Sacred Hearts (La Verne, CA)
- 1989-1997: Apostolate of Christian Renewal-Christ the King Center Holy Family Home of Peace (Fillmore, CA)
- 1995-1996: Gave seminars in the Diocese of Sacramento
Summary of Sexual Abuse Allegations Against Father Luke Zimmer:
Fr. Luke Zimmer was a Sacred Heart priest who founded the Apostolate of Christian Renewal Center in Wisconsin, through which he traveled the U.S. directing parish renewals. Throughout his 50-year career, Zimmer worked in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Minnesota, and California. He also led retreats and pilgrimages worldwide.
In 1993, Zimmer was accused in a lawsuit of sexually abusing a young girl at one of the churches he worked at in Wisconsin from 1979-1980. His name appears on the Diocese of Sacramento’s list in 2019 of clergy credibly accused of sexual abuse.
Zimmer died in 1997.
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