See scenes from the Oct. 3 Fr. Bill Atkinson, O.S.A. Symposium: Overcoming Hardship with Faith, Hope, and Perseverance sponsored by the Augustinian Province of Saint Thomas of Villanova and Villanova University.

The symposium discussed Fr. Bill’s life and the Cause for his beatification and canonization as well as the theology of disability with a keynote presentation, “The Spirituality of Disability,” by Brendan T. Sammon, Ph.D., Associate Professor at Saint Joseph’s University, and a presentation by Oblate Father Thomas F. Dailey, Professor of Theology at Saint Charles Borromeo Seminary. Archbishop Nelson Pérez also offered a greeting to those in attendance. (Photos: Sarah Webb)