The Missionary of Wall Street

From Managing Money to Saving Souls on the Streets of New York

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What am I, a chief investment officer of one of the country’s largest investment managers, doing hailing down strangers at night on the streets of New York City?

“Are you Catholic?” my friends and I ask. “Would you like a rosary? Would you like to go to confession here tonight?”

“Are you kidding?” responds one man. “Been there, done that!” says another. “God, no!” chimes in a fast-walking atheist.

“You Catholics are all pedophiles!” yells one angry woman. Another hands us a bag of dog poop. Sixty-year-old Michael even has advice: “Why don’t you evangelize out in the Middle East, where they need you?”

“We’re needed here,” we respond. “This city needs Jesus, too. It needs His love.”

Some nights the tide turns in the Lord’s favor. A young woman approaches us, decked out in showy attire. “Are you guys really Catholic? I didn’t think there were any Catholics left! Can I have a purple rosary?”

“Sure! Where are you going? We have lots to talk about.”

“I’ve got to run! I’m a stripper. But I’m going to pray with this rosary.”

At times, the neighborhood even begins rooting for us. Strangers call out: “Way to go!” “Your courage is inspiring!”

We’re in our groove now, engaging strangers with joy — and seeing some of them later in church. On the rough streets of the City, working shoulder-to-shoulder with Christ, we’re no longer alone; we feel God’s grace.

You will, too, as you read the dozens of riveting – and often funny – stories in these pages, about ordinary Catholics from the financial sector evangelizing their wary New York neighbors. Indeed, so fascinating are their experiences, you may be tempted one day to join them.

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"These inspiring tales of Steve Auth’s faithful band of Catholic missionaries working the street corners of New York City reads like a 21st century version of the Acts of the Apostles."

Jim Towey
President, Ave Maria University
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"Auth reveals that the toughness and humanity that allowed him to be a Wall Street star also allowed him to try to save souls on the mean streets of New York. "

Jason De Sena Trennert
Chairman and CEO, Strategas
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"The spontaneous writing style and diary format make this book very special. "

Raul Pineda
Managing Director, Morgan Stanley Private Wealth Management
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"We all know Steve Auth for his outstanding skill at predicting market trends. In this book we discover another side of Steve – his passion for the Gospel! "

John Chapman
Retired Partner, KPMG
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"The Missionary of Wall Street is a compelling page-turner."

Fr. John Connor, L.C.
North American Territory Director, Legionaries of Christ
  • Pages: 184
  • Format(s): Paperback, eBook
  • ISBN: 978-1-622826-704
  • Product Code: 6704
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I just finished this book cover to cover. At times I found myself crying with joy, other times laughing out loud..and the practical tips on street evangelization and sharing the Catholic Faith are rock solid. My priestly heart was deeply moved and I would strongly recommend this incredible book. A+
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Quo Vadis, New York?
If by some fluke of history, Von Clausewitz were to have collaborated with Saint Paul on a book about the ways and means of saving souls, they might have produced a manuscript like “The Missionary of Wall Street”. Auth has spent too much time in the trenches of Wall Street not to have learned a thing or two about human behavior. Out of his office and onto the streets of New York, it is not investment returns he seeks to maximize but human capital, by attacking the ennui, indifference and despair he finds in abundance and offering instead the hope of the Resurrection. Auth shrewdly leverages his extensive real-world experience in pursuit of his goal. Taking marching orders from a Supreme Commander, he is the field general with the impeccable situational awareness and resourcefulness necessary for leading his troop of missionaries against a wily Foe. It’s a serious undertaking, this business of redemption and personal salvation, and Auth pursues it with the verve and cunning that are more than a match for his Enemy’s tricks and deceptions. He takes no prisoners, but he does seek a surrender of sorts, and life changing liberation. He’s very good at what he does. The Enemy hasn’t got a chance.
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This narrative serves as both a manual for missionary work and as a reminder of the power of God's love. The stories of encounters with passersby are thoughtful and thought provoking. I will recommend it to others for sure.
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I just finished reading this book and loved it. Steve has been in an inspirational leader during these Holy Week Missions. I know this firsthand because three of my sons have spent several years under his guidance along with the incredible missionary priests and volunteers. Religion is a touchy topic, especially on the streets of NYC, so initial trepidation is to be expected. But through courage and perseverance with a good dose of humor and love, this book will help the average person to become a missionary force and invite others back to a closer relationship with God.
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I truly enjoyed reading The Missionary of Wall Street, and would recommend the book to a wide variety of readers. The Missionary of Wall Street is a multifaceted account of how individuals can connect more closely with their faith amidst the hustle and bustle of the modern world. The book weaves three themes together: Mr. Auth's own faith journey, stories of individuals that missionaries encountered on the streets of New York and a guide for individuals who might want to do missionary work in their own communities. The stories about the individuals that the missionaries have encountered are fascinating, and readers will be able to relate to many of the struggles and obstacles that these regular New Yorkers, and the missionaries that speak with them, encounter along the way. It is a story of self-discovery and perseverance that will ring true for readers.
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