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The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author and editor at large at America.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.March 15, 2019
Fasting does a number of things for us. First, it’s often healthy. Second, it reminds us that we have some control over our bodies. But it’s the third reason that is often lost on people: to save money so that we can give to the poor.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.March 11, 2019
It’s always good to try new ways of prayer. It might change your relationship with God, which is not a bad thing at all for Lent.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.March 01, 2019
Instead of giving up something for lent, how about doing something positive? How about this: Be kind.
Journeys America Journeys
James Martin, S.J.February 27, 2019
Today, we visited the Baptismal site at Qasr Al Yahoud, which holds the oldest and most ancient tradition for being the place of Jesus’ baptism by John the Baptist in the Jordan River.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.February 26, 2019
Where do you experience joy in your life? Where does God bring you joy and where do you bring others joy?
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.February 17, 2019
Thinking about the hierarchy these days, in light of the sex abuse crisis, can be difficult.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.February 08, 2019
As St. Francis de Sales said, “Be who you are and be that perfectly well.”
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.February 02, 2019
Who’s your favorite saint? Do you have one? If you’re Catholic, there’s a good chance that you do.
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.January 25, 2019
It’s Ordinary Time for sure, but you may find that your prayer can be extraordinary.  
Faith Examen
James Martin, S.J.January 20, 2019
How do I deal with living in a sometimes sinful institution? And, more importantly, can I find Jesus standing next to me?