In August 2014, the Augustinian Postulator General, Father Josef Sciberras from Rome, met with several people, Augustinians, relatives, friends, and others who knew Father Bill Atkinson, with the simple, yet daunting, challenge: to convince him of the virtuous life of Father Bill Atkinson.
Father Bill was in the Province's novitiate when, in the winter of 1965, during recreation he was involved in an accident when the toboggan he was riding hit a tree. The accident left him paralyzed from the neck down. After intense rehabilitation, he made known his desire to continue on his path to become an Augustinian. He re-entered the novitiate and began the long road, leading, ultimately, to his ordination as a priest in 1974.
All who knew Father Bill are invited to send your stories, whether remembrances, testimonies to his character or favors received, which will be of help as his cause progresses, You can and these to:
FATHER BILL'S CAUSE
Augustinian Provincial Offices
P.O. Box 340
Villanova, PA 19085
Read about Father Bill's cause at the link below.