Br. Andrew Abdon

Order: FSC
Ordained: 1945
Status: Settled

Died: 08/17/1977
Diocese: Archdiocese of Santa Fe NM

Also known as John Christenson. In separate 1995 lawsuits, two brothers and another man claimed abuse as grade-schoolers in the 1950s by Abdon and other Christian Brothers, at St. Michael’s in Santa Fe and at College of Santa Fe. Last of lawsuits settled in 10/96. A woman filed suit in 1995 alleging abuse by Br. Abdon at St. Michael’s. Trained at Juniorate in Las Vegas, NM and De La Salle Novitiate in Lafayette, LA. Took the habit in 1936; final profession 1945. Died 8/17/77. Stadium at St. Michael’s called Brother Abdon Field, as late as 2009. On Santa Fe archdiocese’s list of accused 9/12/17. New suit in 4/21.

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