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by Justin Calanoso

Posts Tagged ‘Father Jim Martin’

Posted: A recommendation

Wednesday, December 30th, 2009

Found today on a message board:

I loved My Life With the Saints and My Cousin the Saint (completely unrelated books, just similar titles). I love, love, love saint biographies!

Nancy in MD. Mom of ds (17) & dd (11); 24-year Navy wife. Writer and dance mom.

Thank you, Nancy. Being in the same company at Father Jim Martin’s mega-bestseller is pretty nice. Both books are available on Amazon and a Barnes & Noble near you.

Getting the call

Saturday, August 30th, 2008

Father James MartinDriving home from work yesterday, I caught this commentary on NPR by my friend, Father Jim Martin, a Jesuit priest in New York City, the best-selling author of “My Life with the Saints,” and an all-around great guy. The commentary, delivered in his bright and engaging style, celebrates his 20 years as a Jesuit, and most tellingly, addresses the issue of chastity. It’s less than three minutes long and well worth listening to.

Talking saints

Friday, June 6th, 2008

Father Jim Martin, author, joyful priest and foremost authority on saints, discusses such topics here.

Summer reading

Saturday, May 17th, 2008

I first learned of Father Jim Martin when I read an op-ed of his on saints in the New Yorks Times just over two years ago. His wonderful (and now best-selling) book, My Life with the Saints, had just been published. I bought it immediately, and called him at his office in New York, where he is a writer and editor at the Jesuit weekly America. LIke a good priest, he recognized a soul in need. My knowledge then of saints and naming saints was pitifully low, and my embrace of Catholicism was weak at best.

With Father Jim Martin’s energetic, sincere and often hilarious assistance (mostly in emails, a few more phone calls and a quick visit in Manhattan) I’ve improved in both areas. Ever the supportive friend, he recently posted a short list of books he recommends for summer reading.