Thursday, August 13, 2015

People You Didn't Know Were Catholic: Jack Kerouac

Welcome to the all-new, People You Didn't Know Were Catholic. We'll start things off with a true hipster...


That's right, folks, Jack Kerouac was a Catholic!

While he may have stopped attending Mass at age 14, his writings can be seen as quite seriously influenced by his Catholic upbringing in the pre-Vatican II culture of his childhood. 

Did you know that his coining of the term "The Beat Generation" has its origins from "The Beatific Vision"? 

Boom.

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