Br. Mark E. Thedens

Religious Order:  Augustinian

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Chicago

Summary of Assignments:

  • 9/8/1956 and 9/10/1957:  Received into the Novitiate and professed vows in the Order of St. Augustine.
  • 1958:  Studying at Immaculate Conception Seminary; Conception, MO
  • 1959-1961:  Studying at Tolentine College; Olympia Fields, IL
  • 1963-1984:  St. Rita High School – Spanish teacher and school chorus Director
    • 1963-1969:  Studying for B.A. in Music at St. Joseph College; Rensselaer, IN
  • 1985:  St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery; Olympia Fields, IL
    • Treasurer and Associate Liturgy Director
  • 1991-1993:  St. Clare of Montefalco Parish; Chicago, IL
    • Director of Music
  • “Brief return to St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery”
  • 1994-1999:  St. Clare of Montefalco Parish; Chicago, IL
    • Director of Music
  • 1999-2003:  St. Nicholas of Tolentine Monastery
    • Working in offices of Augustinian Guild
  • 2/24/2003:  Died

Notes:

New suit filed 3/08 by one man who alleged that Thedens, a former music director, and Fr. John D. Murphy abused him between 1976-1979. Article reports that there have been other reports of abuse by Thedsen and that most of these cases had settled. Thedens died 2/03.

Sources:

Obituary from website of Augustinian Order accessed 8.16.09Chicago Tribune 02.26.03; Chicago Sun Times 03.21.08; Southwest News Herald 03.28.08; http://www.bishop-accountability.org/il_chicago/