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My Life with the Saints

My Life with the Saints

10th Anniversary Edition

by James Martin, SJ

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.

About the Book and Author

About the Book and Author

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.

Read an Excerpt From

Read an Excerpt From "My Life with the Saints"

"It is to Arrupe that I pray when seeking guidance for ministry among the poor, the marginalized, or the hopeless." --From the book

The Official Facebook of Fr. James Martin SJ

The Official Facebook of Fr. James Martin SJ

Martin is a Jesuit priest, author, and editor at large at America, the national Catholic magazine.

Living With and Loving the Saints: A Patheos Q&A with Fr. James Martin

Living With and Loving the Saints: A Patheos Q&A with Fr. James Martin

"You don't have to become Mother Teresa. You're already you. And within you in the seed for sanctity in your own life. You just have to let it flower in the soil that is your existence."

Book Roundtable: Continue the Conversation with our Bloggers

A Journey With the Saints

A Journey With the Saints

Billy Kangas

This year I have tried to be on a journey with the saints as a spiritual practice. It all started when I read through My Life With The Saints by Fr. James Martin.

A Refreshing Look at the Saints

A Refreshing Look at the Saints

Melinda Selmys

I just don’t happen to have much of a spiritual sweet-tooth, and I find that most writing about the Saints is not to my taste. Fr. Martin’s book is therefore refreshing.

Suffering from Beatitude: A Reflection on Mysticism from James Martin’s Account of St. Bernadette

Suffering from Beatitude: A Reflection on Mysticism from James Martin’s Account of St. Bernadette

David Russell Mosley

Institutional suffering often comes with being a mystic.

"My Life with the Saints," An Amiable, Accessible Introduction

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

Martin draws us in, giving us stories from his own life that sound familiar to us, before plunging us into the intense lives of these remarkable role models.

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

Join the Roundtable Discussion!

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Saints in 60-Seconds With Fr. James Martin SJ

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