4/27/2006 | Share this article: View CommentsFORT ATKINSON WI - William J. Smith sparked the curiosity of his neighbors almost from the day he moved to Jefferson County last fall.
It had been years since anyone had tried to start a church in Fort Atkinson, and Smith's effort was particularly unusual.
He installed an altar in his apartment and invited people for daily morning Mass and evening prayers, calling his undertaking "A Vatican-Free Monastic Community."
There would be more surprises for neighbors.
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