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Priest uses his talent for unusual mission
The Washington Times ^ | 12-31-09 | John Rogers

Posted on 12/31/2009 9:02:50 AM PST by mlizzy

Photobucket POMONA, Calif. | There's no steeple out front, no rows of pews inside, not even so much as a crucifix on display.

Still, this cramped little art studio in the middle of what, until not very long ago, was a street with as many broken dreams as it has potholes, is the closest thing to paradise that the Rev. Bill Moore has found. It's the place where the 60-year-old Catholic priest serves God by creating abstract paintings that he sells by the hundreds.

No ordinary preacher, the man known as Father Bill throughout Pomona's fledgling arts district long ago discarded his clerical collar in favor of a painter's smock. Only on Sundays does he trade it for holy vestments to deliver Mass at a local church or at one of several detention facilities for youthful offenders.

At all other times, Father Moore is head of the Ministry of the Arts for the West Coast branch of his religious order, the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. His job is to serve God by painting whatever comes to mind.

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TOPICS: Catholic; General Discusssion; Religion & Culture
Click painting for more of Fr. Moore's work!
1 posted on 12/31/2009 9:02:51 AM PST by mlizzy
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To: mlizzy

Wow. Moore is less.

2 posted on 12/31/2009 9:39:10 AM PST by Dr. Sivana
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