Jesuit Father James Martin is arguably America’s most well-known priest. In recent years, he’s made headlines for his outreach to the LGBT community, but his ministry dates back several decades to when he first introduced thousands of readers to holy men and women in his book My Life with the Saints.
Editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A Pilgrimage, The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth. Father Martin has written for many publications, including theNew York Times and The Wall Street Journal, and he is a regular commentator in the national and international media. He has appeared on all the major radio and television networks, as well as in venues ranging from NPR’s Fresh Air, FOX’s The O’Reilly Factor, and PBS’s NewsHour to Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report.
Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, Father Martin graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked for General Electric for six years. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed him to be a Consultor for the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communication.
Fr. Martin has written and spoken widely on prayer. In a video on Lectio Divina,, he demonstrates the four questions that can help us experience God’s presence more profoundly in the reading of the Scriptures.