G.E. Mullan
Porter Loring Mortuary North
2102 N. Loop 1604 East
San Antonio, TX
February 13, 1943 - October 27, 2015
Internationally recognized artist, G. E. Mullan, known by many as "Buddy", passed away on October 27, 2015. An extraordinary man of faith, he lived by the principle that art and faith nurture each other. As a founding parishioner of St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, he shared his gifts of design throughout the parish for 35 years. He collaborated in the design of the church sanctuary, designed the stained glass windows depicting The Canticle of the Sun, and was a member of the first RCIA team. With his wife, he founded Pilgrimage of Art and Faith, providing hundreds of pilgrims the opportunity to explore historical, cultural and holy places in Israel, Italy, Ireland, France, Spain, and Turkey. For the last 20 years, he worked exclusively in sacred art, designing missal covers for World Library Publications, creating commemorative commissioned pieces for religious institutions and publishing Canticle: Biblical Songs Illuminated in collaboration with renowned story-teller, John Shea.

He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Celina Rios-Mullan, and numerous family members.

Funeral Services at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, 4201 De Zavala Rd, include a Vigil on Friday, October 30, at 7:30 pm and the Mass of Resurrection on Saturday, October 31 at 9:30 am.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the G.E. Mullan Fund for Liturgy and Art at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church and/or the Benedictine Sisters of Boerne, Texas.

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Published by San Antonio Express-News on Oct. 30, 2015.
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
4201 De Zavala, San Antonio, TX
St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church
4201 De Zavala, San Antonio, TX
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I never knew Mr. Mullan. Though, ever since my childhood, I can recall being drawn to his artwork. Something in its beauty and simplicity told of his humility. I've always felt that, even without putting it to words before now. As an artist, I truly aspire to be a channel for God as Mr. Mullan was throughout the world. I am sorry for your loss, and I am grateful for Mr. Mullan using his gifts for God.

Paul Latino
Paul Latino
April 14, 2016
We are so sorry for your great loss. We were blessed to work with both of you throughout the years. You are in our thoughts, God Bless. Denise & Jerry Artistic Endeavors
Denise Barron
October 30, 2015
I was so saddened by the news of at his great man's passing! His artwork has been such an inspiration to me and I am lifting his wife and family in my prayers.
Elizabeth Jurenovich
November 3, 2015
Beloved Tio Bud to my children thank you for the love you always showed me, you will be missed. Love and prayers to Celina and the rest of the family.
October 31, 2015
Celina, I am so sorry to hear about the passing of your husband. You may remember me as Sarah Taylor's daughter..from Roosevelt library.
Richardine Taylor
November 1, 2015
My deepest sorrows for you. I taught faith formation with Buddy for yrs during the reign of Fr. jim henke loveya Dodie (Blum) Giovannini
Dodie Blum.giovannini
October 30, 2015
As friends of many years we have very fond memories of Buddy and the good times we spent with him and Celina on our visits to Texas. Our thoughts are with you, Celina, at this time. With all our love Peggy and Larry
Peggy and Larry Maxwell
October 31, 2015
The souls of the just are in the hand of God. Rest in God's peace. J. Mullen & family
J. Mullen
October 30, 2015
If anyone can possibly make heaven a more beautiful place it is Buddy. Our love and prayers to Celina and family. God Bless, Ron & Judy Richter
Ron & Judy Richter
November 2, 2015
Celina, My deepest condolences on the loss of a great man. He will be dearly missed. May our Lord strengthen you and help you at this time of great loss. Love and prayers.
Mary Rodriguez
October 31, 2015
What a great loss, such a beautiful man and a great artist. My deepest condolences Celina. Love, Naomi Henderso, Ybarra
October 31, 2015
Every day I see evidence of Buddy's presence because I have his artwork in my office and in our house.. I will always appreciate the gifts he shared both as an artist and a man. Thank you Buddy. Selena, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Pat Lincoln
October 30, 2015
Our condolences to Celina and all extended family. Rogers and I will always remember Buddy fondly.
Olga Spotswood
October 30, 2015
A great history teacher. And a fantastic artist lost track of his art career
May he rest in peace, my thoughts are with his wife.
Sydney Janes Berg
October 30, 2015
Buddy created a wonderful art piece for Benedictine Resource Center which depicted what he learned about the ministry of BRC. The art piece depicted Matt. 25 in three panels. I am so grateful for his heart and talent that he shared during his lifetime. My sincere condolences to Celina, family and friends.
Sr. Bernadine Reyes
October 30, 2015
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