My Life with the Saints

My Life with the Saints

James Martin reflects on how he's been inspired throughout his life by the saints of the Catholic Church and how the saints' teachings have led him to his current path as a Jesuit priest.

Author: James Martin

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ISBN: 0829444521

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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Be inspired by the Catholic saints like never before in"My Life with the Saints"by James Martin, SJ. This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life. From a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to the Jesuits, to a media career in Manhattan, Martin has relied on the Catholic saints to intervene in and guide his life. As Martin shares with us his many surprising encounters and journeys with the saints, he convincingly shows how we, too, can be close friends with the saints of the Catholic Church. Winner of the Prestigious Christopher Award!"
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Life with the Saints

My Life with the Saints

“James Martin lives with the saints, and thanks to his graceful, humorous, and personal memoir, the saints come alive for us. My Life with the Saints places the renewed interest in saints into a modern context, which is really the ...

Author: James Martin

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829430462

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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One of Publishers Weekly's Best Books of the Year - Winner of a Christopher Award - Winner of a Catholic Press Association Book Award Meet some surprising friends of God in this warm and wonderful memoir James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by some surprising friends-the saints of the Catholic Church. For many, these holy men and women remain just historical figures. For Martin, they are intimate companions. "They pray for me, offer me comfort, give me examples of discipleship, and help me along the way," he writes. The author is both engaging and specific about the help and companionship he has received. When his pride proves trouble­some, he seeks help from Thomas Merton, the monk and writer who struggled with egotism. In sickness he turns to ThÉrÈse of Lisieux, who knew about the boredom and self-pity that come with illness. Joan of Arc shores up his flagging courage. Aloysius Gonzaga deepens his compassion. Pope John XXIII helps him to laugh and not take life too seriously. Martin's inspiring, witty, and always fascinating memoir encompasses saints from the whole of Christian history- from St. Peter to Dorothy Day. His saintly friends include Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Mother Teresa, and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a lifelong pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the gritty housing projects of inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome. This rich, vibrant, stirring narrative shows how the saints can help all of us find our way in the world. "In a cross between Holden Caulfield and Thomas Merton, James Martin has written one of the best spiritual memoirs in years." -Robert Ellsberg, author of All Saints "It isn't often that a new and noteworthy book comes along in this genre, but we have reason to celebrate My Life with the Saints. It is earmarked for longevity. It will endure as an important and uncommon contribution to religious writing." -Doris Donnelly, America "An account . . . that is as delightful as it is instructive." -First Things "In delightful prose Martin recounts incidents, both perilous and funny, that have prompted him to turn to the saints, and in doing so shows us a new way of living out a devotion that is as old and universal as the Church." -Avery Cardinal Dulles, SJ, Fordham University "An outstanding and often hilarious memoir." -Publishers Weekly "Martin's final word for us is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be like Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves." -The Washington Post Book World
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

My Life with the Saints 10th Anniversary Edition

My Life with the Saints  10th Anniversary Edition

Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir updates readers about his life over the past ten years.

Author: James Martin

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829444537

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 432

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One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year Winner of the Christopher Award Winner of the Catholic Press Association Book Award WITTY, WRYLY HONEST, AND ALWAYS ORIGINAL, My Life with the Saints is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. In his modern classic memoir, Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francis of Assisi to Mother Teresa—and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Filled with fascinating tales, Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives. Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir updates readers about his life over the past ten years. In that time, he has been a New York Times best-selling author, official chaplain of The Colbert Report, and a welcome presence in the media whenever there’s a breaking Catholic news story. But he has always remained recognizably himself. John L. Allen, Jr., the acclaimed Catholic journalist, contributes a foreword that shows how Martin has become one of the wisest and most insightful voices of this era. “An outstanding and often hilarious memoir.” —Publishers Weekly“One of the best spiritual memoirs in years.” —Robert Ellsberg“Remarkably engaging.” —U.S. Catholic“Martin’s final word is as Jungian as it is Catholic: God does not want us to be Mother Teresa or Dorothy Day. God wants us to be most fully ourselves.” —The Washington Post Book World
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

In My Life

In My Life

Yvonne and I were involved in some of the same activities at All Saints – music and various groups. She showed a lot of sympathy towards me during the months after Sue died. I liked her and she was good company.

Author: John England

Publisher: Paragon Publishing

ISBN: 9781782224716

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 180

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John England uses the words of the song to bring to life his memories of places and people he has known and loved. The memoirs are a personal account of life, family and career, with reflections on many themes, particularly music. This book will be a surprise to those who know John – and those that don’t. John England uses quotes from a lot of different sources to comment and entertain. It is a very readable account of the life and times of someone who has had a successful professional career and a private life touched by sadness but who has found happiness again.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Heart of Catholicism

The Heart of Catholicism

be to identify one thing you could do to imitate Mary in your life. 3. Select two or three saints and read about them. ... My Life with the Saints (Loyola Press) by Fr. James Martin, S.J., is a spiritual memoir who tells how saints ...

Author: Bert Ghezzi

Publisher: Ave Maria Press

ISBN: 9781594714412

Category: Religion

Page: 192

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In The Heart of Catholicism, Bert Ghezzi, bestselling author and popular speaker, invites readers into his deep love for the Church. With great warmth and authenticity, he shows how foundational habits such as praying, studying scripture, serving others, celebrating sacraments, and learning from the saints remind us who we are as followers of Christ. In this completely revised and expanded version of Being Catholic Today: Practicing the Everyday Habits That Shape Us, Bert Ghezzi brings together his love for the Church and his teaching expertise in this practical introduction to the way Catholics live. Ghezzi uses stories from his own life to show how Catholicism is contagious, spreading from person to person because of the things Catholics do that are distinctively Catholic. Essential practices such as praying daily, celebrating the sacraments, reading and applying scripture, honoring the saints, confessing and overcoming sin, participating in parish life, caring for the poor, and evangelizing are treated in seventeen brief and inspiring chapters.
Categories: Religion

One Year of My Life

One Year of My Life

any people are saints on earth , they are missionaries , surely . Aug. 9 , MONDAY.— Mother is at home again , and quite as much delighted with her room as we had hoped . She could hardly believe that it was Aunt Marvin's old chair .

Author: Grace Middlebrook

Publisher:

ISBN: COLUMBIA:1002193051

Category: Children's stories

Page: 321

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Categories: Children's stories

The Mass in My Life

The Mass in My Life

“May their merits and prayers gain us your constant help and protection.” During the Eucharistic Prayer, I often think of the saints I have known, people I fervently believe are in the presence of God. Sometimes I silently put these and ...

Author: Rosemary Lunardini

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781440109799

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

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The Mass in My Life is the story of a Catholic laywoman's lifelong experience of the Mass. She recaptures childhood experiences, traces a path to adulthood, and in her elder years finds a wondrous gratitude for the Mass. Along the way, family, friends, pastors, favorite authors, and the Mass itself lighten her way as she seeks, in the words of an old missal, "the God who is the joy of my youth." Personal and family memories are recalled side-by-side with selected prayers of the Mass from her collection of missals that covers seven decades. The meaning of the Mass unfolds as the years go by, marked by ordinary days as well as rites of passage. Each chapter focuses on a milestone or period in the author's life and a prayer from the Order of the Mass. The two themes, life and Mass, interweave chronologically in a unique twofold structure. There are rich and sometimes troubling memories of personal and family life here, but always an attentive longing for the Mass which the author sees as the transforming experience of her life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Wales

Wales

As I understand his life , it about saints in general , and old Welsh was chiefly devoted to a fiery crusade in saints in particular . favour of what was then the orthodox During the course of my life I have doctrine , and against the ...

Author: Sir Owen Morgan Edwards

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044094421625

Category: Wales

Page: 672

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Categories: Wales

A Well Built Faith

A Well Built Faith

Among all of the Church's saints, the greatest example is Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Mary holds a special place ... mighty big words when referring to some major events in her life that help us to understand her role in our salvation.

Author: Joe Paprocki

Publisher: Loyola Press

ISBN: 9780829430905

Category: Education

Page: 176

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Nail down the facts, tear down the barriers! The Catechism of the Catholic Church is over nine hundred pages long, so it comes as no surprise that many Catholics think of their faith as complex—and certainly too complex to share with others! A Well-Built Faith—cleverly developed around a construction theme—makes it easy and flat-out fun for any Catholic to know what they believe and to feel confident in sharing those beliefs with others. The eighteen-chapter book—at times profound, at times humorous, always practical—follows the structure of the four pillars of the Catechism of the Catholic Church (Creed, Sacraments, Morality, and Prayer). Taking otherwise difficult topics about the Catholic faith and making them accessible and relevant to the lives of average Catholics, acclaimed author and teacher Joe Paprocki does so in a way that never compromises the rich depth of Catholic teaching and tradition. From the Trinity to the seven sacraments, from the Ten Commandments to the Lord's Prayer, A Well-Built Faith will help Catholics nail down the facts of the faith and tear down the barriers keeping them from sharing their beliefs with others.
Categories: Education

Footsteps of truth ed by C R Hurditch

Footsteps of truth  ed  by C R  Hurditch

said , “ The Holy Ghost , when He comes , He shall show you your names written in the Book of Life with My blood ... A second observation is this : SAINTS SHOULD VALUE AND ESTEEM CHRIST AS THEIR LIFE , Saints , what mean these carnal ...

Author: Charles Russell Hurditch

Publisher:

ISBN: OXFORD:555007536

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