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Religion and Spirituality

Matters That Matter: Father James Martin in Conversation with Dean Brian Konkol

January 31, 2023 at 7:00pm8:00pm EST

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Join Hendricks Chapel for a special Matters That Matter!

Rev. Brian Konkol, dean of Hendricks Chapel, will be in conversation with Father James Martin.

This event will be virtual via Zoom on Tuesday, Jan. 31 at 7 PM. 


REV. JAMES MARTIN, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor at large of America magazine, and bestselling author of Jesus: A PilgrimageThe Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and Between Heaven and Mirth. Father Martin has written for many publications, including the New 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.

Father Martin is the author of several award-winning books. Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter Are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life, (HarperOne, 2011), was named one of the “Best Books” of 2011 by Publishers Weekly. Father Martin is also the author of: The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real LifeMy Life with the SaintsSeven Last Words; The Abbey; Jesus: A Pilgrimage; Together on Retreat: Meeting Jesus in Prayer; Becoming Who You Are: Insights on the True Self from Thomas Merton and Other Saints; Searching for God at Ground Zero (Sheed & Ward: 2002); In Good Company: The Fast Track from the Corporate World to Poverty, Chastity, and Obedience (Sheed & Ward: 2000, 2010); and This Our Exile: A Spiritual Journey with the Refugees of East Africa (Orbis: 1999, 2009). He is the winner of a Catholic Press Association award. He is the editor of Celebrating Good Liturgy (Loyola, 2005); Awake My Soul: Contemporary Catholics on Traditional Devotions (Loyola, 2004); and How Can I Find God?: The Famous and the Not-So-Famous Consider the Quintessential Question (Liguori, 1997, 2004); and co-editor, with Jeremy Langford, of Professions of Faith: Living and Working as a Catholic (The Come & See Series) (Sheed & Ward: 2002). His books have been translated into Spanish, German, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese, Korean, Hungarian, Lithuanian and Slovenian. His DVD “Who Cares about the Saints?” was released by Loyola Press in 2009, and many of his talks and lectures are available on the web.

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This event was first published on December 18, 2022 and last updated on January 10, 2023.

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