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Adam J. Franz, M.A.L.A.

HISTORY, LITERATURE

Mr. Franz was raised in Lock Haven, Pennsylvania. He earned his B.A. in History at West Chester University where he concentrated on American History and Education. He served as an altar boy throughout childhood and adolescence, even singing in his school’s choir.

After he graduated from West Chester, he moved to Asheville, North Carolina and worked at a folk art gallery. It was during this time that he began to informally read the Western Canon. Subsequently, Mr. Franz moved to Annapolis, Maryland, to study the Classics in a formal setting at St. John’s College. He earned his Master’s in a calendar year and focused on medieval poetry, philosophy and ancient Greek. He translated pieces such as the opening to St. John’s Gospel and the Homeric Hymn to Hephaestus.

He fell away from the Faith and spent several years traveling and wandering - in both a geographical and spiritual sense. Eventually, though, he returned to Pennsylvania to serve as best man in a friend’s wedding. Around the same time, his longing for truth and wisdom brought him back to the Church. Frequent attendance at the traditional Latin Mass helped too, and he began to receive the sacraments again. It was during this final homecoming that he would also meet his future wife, Heather.    

He and Heather were married on November 7, 2015 at St. Anthony of Padua Church in Lancaster. They now have two daughters, Matilda and Greta.

Franz is excited and honored to be a part of the Martin Saints staff and hopes that his life experience and studies can help young minds to become stalwart in their Faith and knowledgeable of their past and heritage.