Andy Warhol. Devout Catholic. Until his death, few knew that Warhol was a daily Mass attender at the Church of Saint Vincent Ferrer on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. He also was a regular volunteer at church homeless shelter in Manhattan.
Travel tips for #Italy and #France. Who doesn’t want to walk through the ancient places of Rome? Or step in to the world’s famous Catholic Church located at Vatican City. For sure, sailing in Venice wouldn’t miss your list! How about experiencing the beauty and high fashioned Paris? I was fascinated with films that brought the history of ancient Rome Colosseum into life. It gets more exciting when I moved to #Europe. #TravelGuide #TwoMonkeysTravelGroup
The Saints of Auschwitz: January 27, 2015 marks the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, the largest and most infamous concentration camp established by Nazi Germany. Among the millions killed there were two famous #Catholic saints, St. Maximilian Kolbe who died there by lethal injection in 1941, and St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (Edith Stein) who died there in 1942.
Thomas Merton, O.C.S.O. (January 31, 1915 – December 10, 1968), was an Anglo-American Catholic writer and mystic. A Trappist monk of the Abbey of Gethsemani, Kentucky, he was a poet, social activist, and student of comparative religion. In 1949, he was ordained to the priesthood and given the name Father Louis. Merton wrote more than 70 books, mostly on spirituality, social justice and a quiet pacifism, including his best-selling autobiography, The Seven Storey Mountain (1948).