Owen Merton - This character is a New Zealander who raises the main character after his mother dies.
Pop - This character is a boisterous American who threw money at French people from the window of a car.
Tom - This character encourages the main character to pursue a career as a British diplomat.
Mark Van Doren - This character is both a friend of the main character and a professor whose teaching Merton admired.
Bob Lax - This character is a friend of the main character from college who eventually becomes a Catholic.
Dan Walsh - This character is the professor who recommends that the main character apply to become a Franciscan monk.
Father Edmund - This character suggests that main character withdraw his application to the monastery of St. Francis of Assisi.
Catherine de Hueck - This character works with the poor in Harlem...
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