In Slate, Katy Waldman tells the story of how bestselling author and Jesuit priest, James Martin, left behind the fast passed world of business and joined the Society of Jesus after watching a documentary about Thomas Merton and then reading Merton’s autobiography The Seven Storey Mountain. Read the whole story of Fr. James Martin’s second act here: One man’s path to the priesthood. Then read his wonderful book, Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints.
St. Jerome translated the scriptures into the vernacular. Learn more from TCC’s own Melissa Musick after the jump:
Pop art provocateur, Andy Warhol, was a Ruthenian rite Catholic who attended daily Mass and financed his nephew’s studies for the priesthood. Art historian Jane Dillenberger reflects on his life in The San Francisco Chronicle: Berkeley art historian on creativity, prayer, and the spirituality of Andy Warhol