Edgar Allan Poe is known for horror and suspense, but he showed an understanding of Catholicism in some works, and wrote a lovely poem to the Blessed Mother
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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.
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.
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 was one of the great hollywood actors of all time. But his womanizing ways were a problem until a late in life conversion.
Jack Kerouac was the co-founder of the Beat Generation and author of “On the Road,” published in 1957. His entire life was a seeking for God, whom he found.
John Boyle O’Reilly, Irishman, poet, soldier, convict, escapee, journalist, was also a champion of civil rights for all, regardless of race or creed.
Claude McKay, poet and author and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, believed that socialism was the answer before he became Catholic.
Sidney Poitier won the first Oscar by a black man for his role in Lilies of the Field. The 1963 movie was produced on a shoe string budget in 14 days.