Father Henry Duranquet, SJ, became known as “The Apostle to the Tombs” for his 25-plus years working to save souls in the prisons of New York City.
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Edgar Allan Poe and the Blessed Mother
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
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.
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.
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.
Conversion of Daniel Barber and Family
Rev. Daniel Barber was a fine upstanding protestant minister — Congregationalist then Episcopalian — before questions of Apostolic Succession rocked his world.
Claude McKay, poet and author and a leader of the Harlem Renaissance, believed that socialism was the answer before he became Catholic.
St. John Neumann
Born in Prachatice, Bohemia, St. John Neumann was the fourth bishop of Philadelphia and a Redemptorist. He was known for humility, and deep concern for souls.
Bernard Nathanson: Abortionist to Catholic Convert
Abortionist Bernard Nathanson co-founded NARAL and helped make abortion legal in the US. He later abandoned abortion and then became Catholic.