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Misc: One man’s path to the priesthood

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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.

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The Feast of All Saints Whose Names We Will Never Know

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Today we celebrate the and remember the great multitude of saints, the vast majority of whose names we will never know. More from Anna Keating & hymns for today after the jump:

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The spirituality of Andy Warhol

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Andy Warhol

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 ChronicleBerkeley art historian on creativity, prayer, and the spirituality of Andy Warhol