Margaret Haughery, the “Bread Woman of New Orleans,” was an immigrant from Ireland who lost her family twice before starting successful businesses and doing extraordinary philanthropy.
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Sister Maria de Jesus de Agreda, the Lady in Blue, a Spanish nun, enjoyed the gift of bilocation and evangelized the Jumano people near San Angelo, Texas
American Catholic Food: Creole, Cajun, Filet-o-Fish, Pepperoni Rolls, Monterey Jack, and Muskrat Fridays
Catholics in America are responsible for some uniquely American foods: Monterey Jack cheese, Cajun food, Creole food, the Filet-o-Fish, the Pepperoni Roll, and Muskrat Fridays
The Shrine of Our Lady of Lebanon, just outside Youngstown, Ohio, is a pilgrimage site for Maronites across the country.
Old St. Mary Church in Pine Bluff, Arkansas was originally built on a barge in 1786, and is the birthplace of Catholicism in Arkansas.
Mother Catherine Spalding, founder of the Sisters of Charity of Nazareth, in Kentucky, spent 45 years building schools, orphanages, and infirmaries through her order.
Bob Newhart became a beloved and influential comedian through his album, The Button Down Mind, plus his TV shows The Bob Newhart Show and Newhart.
Andy Warhol is one of the most influential artists of the 20th century. He lived a hedonist lifestyle, but was raised Byzantine Catholic and had a Catholic funeral.
Navy Chaplain Father Joseph T. O’Callahan was aboard the USS Franklin when it was bombed during World War II. His actions that day merited the Medal of Honor