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The Bill Atkinson Story Hospitalized and near death, tragedy gave way to an incredible journey for the first quadriplegic priest in the history of the Catholic Church. In 1965, a tobogganing …More
The Bill Atkinson Story

Hospitalized and near death, tragedy gave way to an incredible journey for the first quadriplegic priest in the history of the Catholic Church. In 1965, a tobogganing accident left 19-year-old Augustinian novice, Bill Atkinson paralyzed from the neck down. Nine years of relentless challenges faced Fr. Bill’s call to the priesthood. The powerful documentary on the life and impact of Fr. Bill, recently only available on PBS, is now available to all to view and download. His story will inspire and make you believe that saints do live among us everyday. Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova