Fr. Pat Murphy, c.s. is currently in his eight year as Director of the Casa del Migrant in Tijuana (a house for migrants and refugees). He was born in New York City in 1952. He did his seminary studies in New York, Chicago and Toronto. He graduated from Dominican University, River Forest, Illinois in 1974 with bachelor’s in psychology and in 1979 completed his Masters in Divinity at the University of Toronto. He also received a Masters in Pastoral Studies from Loyola University in Chicago in 1985.
Fr. Pat has been a member of the Missionaries of St. Charles – The Scalabrinians – since his first profession in 1976. He was ordained a priest in August 30, 1980 and since then his ministry commitments have been mostly with the Hispanic community in places like Chicago, Los Angeles and Kansas City. In 2017 Fr. Pat co-authored a book on the thirty-year history of the Casa del Migrante called Vidas en Vilo (Lives in Limbo).