Catholic Priest

Vincent Dwyer

Ordained: 1961

Vincent Dwyer was member of the Trappist Order and a renowned Catholic retreat director and writer.  In 1995, a California woman alleged that Dwyer had sexually abused her.  The abuse began in 1969 when the girl was 15 years old.  Dwyer ensnared the girl in an abusive relationship that lasted until 1981.  The case settled quickly for $75,000.  Several years later, in 1999, a man filed a lawsuit in Worcester, MA, claiming that he too was sexually abused by Dwyer. Dwyer ceased being listed in church directories after 2002.

Father Dwyer's Assignments

Assumption of the Blessed Virgin MaryMiddlebury, VT1961..1962
St. Joseph's AbbeySpencer, MA1962..1969
Leave of absence/sick leave1969..1971
Assignment unclearCharlotte, NC1971..1972
St. Mary's CollegeWinona, MN1972..1977
University of Notre DameFt. Wayne, IN1977..1978
St. Joseph's AbbeySpencer, MA1978..1981
Catholic UniversityWashington, DC1981..1982
St. Joseph's AbbeySpencer, MA1982..2002