Silks, trains and ermines

Bp. Moore

2C51B2E3292B5173E7D52C5173E023His Excellency bishop James Moore, ordinary of the Diocese of Ballarat in Australia in the years 1884 – 1904, in choir dress with a spread train of the cassock. He was an outstanding orator who earned the respect and obedience of the faithful. He also had a great talent for raising funds for construction investments: he built over eighty schools, many churches, orphanages and other facilities that stimulated trade and various kinds of entrepreneurship in the city of Ballarat, which, thanks to him, ceased to be an insignificant town [photo from Ceremonia y rúbrica de la Iglesia española].