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About Canon  Patrick Augustine


Very Reverend Canon Dr. Patrick P. Augustine is a third-generation Anglican cleric who grew up as a member of Pakistan's small and often oppressed Christian minority. He came to the United States in 1983, helping serve Chicago's large south Asian population. In 1989 he was called to serve a parish in Vienna, Virginia and since 2002 he has been the rector of Christ Episcopal Church in La Crosse, Wisconsin. On June 9th, 2019 he was consecrated as assistant Bishop of Bor at St. Andrew's Cathedral in South Sudan. 

In addition to serving in the United States, Father Patrick has devoted himself to helping communities across the globe in missions of peace, reconciliation, and interfaith dialogue. His work has been honored by receiving the Cross of St. Augustine (Anglicism's second highest honor), the Golden Jubilee Award (from the Federal Government of Pakistan), the Promoting Peace Award (from the Prime Minister of Kashmir), the Episcopal Peace Fellowship Award, and honorary doctorates from Nashotah House and Virginia Theological Seminaries.

He currently resides in La Crosse, Wisconsin and will be spending several months each year in South Sudan, serving as assistant bishop of Bor and as the Comissary Bishop in North America for the Episcopal Church of South Sudan.

Bishop Patrick's consecration to the Bishopric at St. Andrews Cathedral in South Sudan
Bishop Patrick and his wife, Myra, at his consecration.
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