Episodes about "20th century"

Venerable Nelson Baker

Venerable Nelson Baker

Venerable Nelson Baker trusted everything to Our Lady of Victory, and through her intercession built institutions and a Basilica in Lackawanna, near Buffalo, New York.

Mark Twain and Joan of Arc

Mark Twain and Joan of Arc

Mark Twain considered Joan of Arc his best, and his favorite work. Twain was anti-Catholic, but found in Joan what he regarded as the greatest person ever to live.

Francis Sampson: Paratrooper Padre

Francis Sampson: Paratrooper Padre

“Paratrooper Padre,” Fr. Francis Sampson, parachuted into Normandy on D-Day. He saved lives, was nearly executed, and was nominated for the Medal of Honor.

Maria von Trapp

Maria von Trapp

Long before The Sound of Music, Maria von Trapp was the driving force behind the Trapp Family Singers. Her life was more interesting than the musical suggests.

Patricia Neal

Patricia Neal

Hollywood star Patricia Neal had a famous affair with Gary Cooper before marrying Roald Dahl. She endured tragedy before finding peace at Regina Laudis Abbey.

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper

Gary Cooper was one of the great hollywood actors of all time. But his womanizing ways were a problem until a late in life conversion.

Roger Maris

Roger Maris

Roger Maris was New York Yankee who broke Babe Ruth’s single-season home run record. He was a quiet, hard-working Catholic who cared for teammates and family.