Three Great Videos on Pope Francis, the Prior General, and Fr. Jim Thompson

Check out these three great videos about the Augustinians!

Pope Francis Addresses Augustinian Chapter 2013

On August 28, 2013, the Feast of St. Augustine, Augustinian leaders from around the world assembled in Rome to attend their General Chapter.  The General Chapter elects the new Augustinian leader for the following six years and sets the agenda for the Order's activities over that same time period.

Pope Francis celebrated the opening Mass for the Augustinians, where he encouraged the friars to continue having restless hearts and strive for community.  Watch the video now!

Interview with New Prior General

On September 4, 2013, Augustinians from around the world gathered to elect their new Prior General to lead the worldwide Augustinian Order for the following six years.  The Most Reverend Alejandro Moral Antón, O.S.A. is an Augustinian priest from Spain who will lead the Order until the Augustinians' next General Chapter in 2019.

Please watch the video above to learn more about Fr. Alejandro!

Someone You Should Know:  Fr. Jim Thompson as the Wounded Healer

On January 17, 2014, CBS Chicago aired a special segment called Someone You Should Know about Fr. Jim Thompson, O.S.A.  Fr. Jim is a hospital chaplain for the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois and uses his disability of being blind to reach out to others in physical and spiritual need.

Patrick Murphy

Patrick Murphy has been working with the Augustinians in fundraising and communications since 2010. He began working with the Augustinian Vocations office in 2015. He also holds a Master of Science in Nonprofit Management.