Maxime Villeneuve

Age: 26
Stage in Formation: Novice
Hometown: Los Angeles
College: San Diego State University (Religious Studies)

What drew you to the Augustinians? The biggest thing that drew me to the Augustinians was the joy I saw in the faces of the friars in my visits, and the family atmosphere in which the friars lived.

Favorite Saint: St. Therese of Lisieux

Favorite Part of Being an Augustinian? The camaraderie and fraternity with my brothers is my favorite part of being an Augustinian. Everything else flows from that.

Favorite Book: “The Brothers Karamazov” by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Favorite Pastime: Yelling at the TV while watching sports, sampling new beers, and reading.

Favorite Augustinian Quote:

Resentment is like taking poison and hoping the other person dies.
— St. Augustine

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.