April 23, 2012
Bishop Quinn: A Living History


Bishop Quinn. A truly great man. He is 90 now but that hasn't slowed him down too much. I have enjoyed photographing him since I came to Sacramento in 1980. 

In 1994 he retired as bishop and I followed him to Arizona to document his work there with the local Indians. Eventually in 2007, he returned to Sacramento and settled in at the Mercy McMahon Terrace apartments in east Sacramento where he is leading a happy life. 

I've had the sincere pleasure of documenting his life there and have spent a considerable amount of time talking with him. Recent heart issues have kept him from being as mobile as he once was but he still finds time to reach out to those who live around him along with his frequent visitors.

I know he is truly a peace as he waits for God to reach out and grab his faithful hand.

View more images of Bishop Quinn, by Randy Pench


1988- Bishop Quinn gives last rights to a man who fell from the downtown library roof after being shot by police.


1994- In Tucson, Arizona working with the local Indians.


2010- Bishop Quinn waves at a friend after parking his car at Mercy McMahon Terrace where he now lives.


2012- With fellow priests in his room at Mercy McMahon


2012- Celebrating mass in his room which he does daily.

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