"Fashionista priest"

Here's a parish ministry you don't see every day:

"It was an act of God, it really was," says the Rev. Andrew More O'Connor - the fashionista priest of Holy Family Church in Castle Hill."I was helping a young woman and her fianc prepare for their marriage and she said I'm an editor at Vogue; I'd really like to see your clothing line."That would be Goods of Conscience, made from organic soft cotton cloth hand woven by the Mayan Indians in Guatemala - O'Connor calls it "social fabric."Seamstresses tailor it right there on Castle Hill Ave. into unexpectedly chic wraparound blouses, black sheaths and even men's suits.

Which movie star ended up wearing O'Connor's designs on the cover of Vogue? Read the article in the New York Daily News to find out (but only if you promise not to click on any of the "related stories"!). And you can learn more about "Goods of Conscience" at the parish's Web site. My favorite item is the Monterrico jacket, which is described as " A fully lined and tailored jacket with a cincture in the back." It just goes to show, you can take the priest out of the vestments...

Mollie Wilson O’​Reilly is editor-at-large and columnist at Commonweal.

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