Friday, May 1, 2009

Jim Martin, SJ - 5-14-7:00 @ OSJ

Next in the popular Old St. Joseph's Church - Philadelphia's Jesuit Parish Discussion Series...

Fr. James Martin, SJ, comes to Old St. Joseph's Barbelin Hall for a lively conversationon Thursday, May 14th at 7:00 PM. Fr, Mrtin is a nationally reconized author and film critic, as well as the Associate Editor of the Jesuit run America The National Catholic Weekly Magazine.

Jim Martin, SJ is one of my favorite authors. The subject matter is always enjoyable, his honesty appreciated, and you just might learn something by the story's end ;-) While "My Life with the Saints" received a St Christopher Award, my favorite remains "This Our Exile", which was required reading before our trip to India.

Publications (from Wiki)

Martin's books include:

This Our Exile: A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa (Orbis Books, 1999), which tells of Martin's experiences in the early 1990s working with the Jesuit Refugee Service in Nairobi, Kenya and helping East African refugees start small businesses.

In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity and Obedience (Sheed & Ward, 2000), which is the story of Martin's call to the priesthood and the early days of his Jesuit vocation. "In Good Company" has been translated into several languages, including Spanish and German.

Searching for God at Ground Zero (Sheed & Ward, 2002), which contains Martin's reflections on God, evil, love and hope as he ministered to rescue workers at Ground Zero in the days following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints (Paulist Press, 2006) tells the story of the influence the writings of Catholic spiritual writers Thomas Merton and Henri Nouwen have had on Martin's life.

My Life with the Saints (Loyola Press., 2006), Martin's memoir, chronicling the lives of some (very human) Catholic saints and other holy men and women and how they have touched and guided his life.

Lourdes Diary: Seven Days at the Grotto of Massabieille (LoyolaPress., 2006), a touching and humorous account of a pilgrimage to Lourdes.

A Jesuit Off-Broadway: Center Stage with Jesus, Judas, and Life's Big Questions (LoyolaPress., 2007).

Martin has also edited the following books:

How Can I Find God? The Famous and Not-So-Famous Consider the Quintessential Question (Triumph Books, 1997).

Professions of Faith: Living and Working as a Catholic (with Jeremy Langford) (Sheed & Ward, 2002).

Awake My Soul: Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions (LoyolaPress., 2004).
Celebrating Good Liturgy: A Guide to the Ministries of the Mass (LoyolaPress., 2005).

His essays are included the following:
I Like Being an American, edited by Michael Leach (Doubleday, 2003)
Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty (Sellers Publishing, Inc., 2006), in which Father Martin exhorts readers to "Be a Saint!"

1 comment:

  1. I can not find a copy of Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty by Father Martin. Is it available to read anywhere?

    I don't know what to put on profile as I am turning 60 and know little of this technological world LOL so I am clicking anonymous

    I wish I knew where I could find an answer to my question