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.
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John von Neumann
John von Neumann developed game theory, “mutually assured destruction,” redefining ordinal numbers, the atomic bomb, the modern computer, and much more.
Father Ferdinand Farmer
When Jesuit Father Ferdinand Farmer came to the US colonies before the Revolution, they were bitterly divided by religious intolerance. Tom and Noëlle tell us how his selfless, tireless efforts did much to break down the walls and help the Catholic faith to gain respect.
The poet Joyce Kilmer was a Catholic convert who wrote “Trees” and more poems, and died heroically during World War I in France.
Blessed Miriam Teresa Demjanovich
Bl. Miriam was the first American to be beatified on US soil in 2014, but before that, as Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us, she was a Ruthenian Catholic Sister of Charity known for her profound spiritual insight and writings, even as a novice, before she died at just 26 years old.
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James Braddock was a rags-to-riches-to-rags-to-riches story of the 1920s and 30s, and was heavyweight boxing champion, winning in a stunning upset victory. But as Tom and Noelle Crowe tell us, he was also a devoted family man and devout Catholic who never forgot the charity he received at his lowest time of his life.
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Annie Moore and Catholic Immigration
On January 1, 1892, Annie Moore was the first immigrant to pass through the gates of Ellis Island and as Tom and Noelle Crowe tell her story, they also tell the story of Catholic immigration to the US in the late 19th century, including the hopes, the challenges, and the helping hands.
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Commodore John Barry
Commodore John Barry was an Irish immigrant who became known as the Father of the US Navy, its first commissioned officer, and first flag officer.