Documents in Father Atkinson’s cause presented in ceremony

Archbishop Nelson Perez and officials working on the cause for sainthood of Father Bill Atkinson, the Augustinian who was the first quadriplegic priest in the world to be ordained, affixed signatures and seals for more than 3,000 pages of documentation on the late priest to the Vatican for further review. (Photos by Sarah Webb) View Slideshow […]

Fr. Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. Symposium at Villanova | From the Desk of Fr. Rob

November 1, 2023 Dear friend of the Augustinians, On Tuesday, October 3, over 150 people joined the Augustinian Friars, special lecturers, and friends and family of Servant of God Fr. Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. for a special symposium discussing Fr. Bill’s extraordinary life and the Cause for his beatification and canonization. We Augustinians are very excited and invested […]

Father Bill Atkinson canonization cause completes first phase, moves onto Rome.

“There’s something very ordinary about Father Bill in terms of how he did his work,” Father Michael said. “The extraordinary part was that he did his work, his ministry, exercised his priesthood in the context of great limitation—a physical limitation, but certainly not any limitation in terms of his mental ability or his will and […]

Nationwide Premiere of extraORDINARY, The Bill Atkinson Story

The nationwide premiere of “extraORDINARY, The Bill Atkinson Story,” a powerful documentary on the life and impact of Augustinian Friar, Fr. Bill Atkison, O.S.A., the first quadriplegic priest in the history of the Catholic Church will be aired on PBS station WHYY in Philadelphia on All Saints Day, Sunday, November 1st at 5 p.m. In 1965, a tobogganing accident left 19-year-old Bill Atkinson paralyzed […]

Newsbreak: Community Briefs: Documentary about Rev. Bill Atkinson to air on PBS

From NewsBreak.com: RADNOR — The world television premiere of “extraORDINARY / The Bill Atkinson Story,” the inspiring documentary film about the first quadriplegic priest to be ordained in the Catholic Church’s history, will be aired on PBS station WHYY/Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in celebration of All Saints Day.

Community Briefs: Documentary about Rev. Bill Atkinson to air on PBS

From DelcoTimes.com: RADNOR — The world television premiere of “extraORDINARY / The Bill Atkinson Story,” the inspiring documentary film about the first quadriplegic priest to be ordained in the Catholic Church’s history, will be aired on PBS station WHYY/Philadelphia on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 5 p.m. in celebration of All Saints Day. “extraORDINARY/The Bill Atkinson Story” chronicles one Philadelphia man’s inspiring […]