Jimmy White

Age: 23
Stage in Formation: Pre-Novice
Hometown: Devon, PA
College: University of Notre Dame

What drew you to the Augustinians? Relationship. I have known the Augustinians since beginning that Malvern Prep in sixth grade. The quality and depth of the relationships I have with so many Augustinians has truly allowed me to see the face of Christ.

Favorite part about being an Augustinian? Everything starts and ends in the heart. Our days are enveloped in prayer. To be able to gather myself in the depths of my heart in prayer as I begin the day, to then act upon what was found in the heart during the day, and finally to return to the heart at the end of the day is an incredible gift.

Favorite Saint: Other than St. Augustine, I am drawn to the life and teachings of Saint Bonaventure. Like Augustine, Bonaventure recognized that our life is a journey to God. Love is the first step on this journey, and love is also the last step. The entire journey never loses sight of the primacy of love.

Favorite Book: The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Favorite Pastime: Crossfit, Running, Coffee

Favorite Augustinian Quote:

Before you lies my strength and my weakness; preserve the one, heal the other. Before you lies my knowledge and my ignorance; where you have opened to me, receive me as I come in; where you have shut to me, open to me as I knock. Let me remember you, let me understand you, let me love you.
— (De Trinitate 15.28.51)

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.