Michael Moran, C.P.
Michael Moran, a native of West Springfield, MA, professed his vows as a Brother of the Eastern Province of the Passionist community in 1974.
In 1977 he received a Master’s Degree in theology from St. John’s University in New York City, after which he worked in various retreat centers and other ministries of his province.
Though largely self-taught, he studied art with August Mosca, a noted Long Island artist, from 1984 to 1989. He attended the Art Students League in Manhattan from 1989 to 1990. One of his specialties is painting icons, translating this ancient art form of the Eastern Christian churches, into contemporary terms. His art can be seen on his web site www.angelstudiostore.com.
Brother Michael has also served as the chaplain of the Supportive Care Program of St. Vincent’s Hospital in New York City, a program that provides support for people with life-threatening illnesses and their caregivers. He also conducts painting classes for senior citizens in New York.
A large part of Brother Michael’s ministry is conducting creativity workshops, retreats which focus on meditation and the artistic process, as well as parish mission-retreats.