Week of Oct 19-25, 2014

Saturday 25 October

Presidential Guest Series: The Rev. James Martin, S.J. - "Encountering Jesus"

Time: 7 pm to 9 pm

Contact: Office of Public Affairs · publaff@loyno.edu

Location: Roussel Performance Hall, 2nd Floor, Comm./Music Complex

The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine, and author of numerous books, including My Life With the Saints, which Publishers Weekly named one of the best books of 2006. Father Martin is a frequent commentator in the national and international media, having appeared in such diverse outlets as The Colbert Report, Fresh Air, The O'Reilly Factor, NewsHour with Jim Lehrer, the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and on the History Channel, BBC, and Vatican Radio. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988 he graduated from the Wharton School of Business.

In his new book Jesus: A Pilgrimage, Father Martin brings the Gospels to life and invites believers and seekers alike to experience Jesus through Scripture, prayer and travel.

Combining the fascinating insights of historical Jesus studies with profound spiritual insights about the Christ of faith, Father Martin recreates the world of first-century Galilee and Judea to usher you into Jesus's life and times and show readers how Jesus speaks to us today. Martin also brings together the most up-to-date Scripture scholarship, wise spiritual reflections, and lighthearted stories about traveling through the Holy Land with a fellow (and funny) Jesuit, visiting important sites in the life of Jesus of Nazareth.