Fr. Louis Hamm

Order: OFM
Ordained: 1949
Status: Accused

Died: 01/8/1988
Diocese: Diocese of St. Petersburg FL

Named publicly as accused by the FL Attorney General in its report released 11/6/20, name misspelled “Lewis.” Rev. Louis Hamm was from Germany. He worked as a physician and Holy Name Province Franciscan friar in China beginning in 1934, and was ordained there in 1949. He arrived in the U.S. in 1951 and worked for the Province in NC, GA, NJ, RI. The 1986 volume of the Official Catholic Directory shows Hamm as at the Franciscan Home for Retired Priests in St. Petersburg, FL. Died 1/8/88 in Butler, NJ, age 86. Included on the Province’s list in 10/21 of those against whom there are substantiated allegations.


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