My Life with the Saints by James Martin, SJ

“This wonderfully written volume interweaves the spiritual pilgrimage of a young Jesuit and his discovery of the saints of the Catholic tradition.  Readers of this book will receive both the abundant gift of good writing and the more abundant grace that flows from the witness of the saints. Enthusiastically recommended.”     Lawrence S. Cunningham, author of A Brief History of the Saints 

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Week 1 Read Chapters 14 – 15
  • Saturday, February 13 – 9:00am- 10:30am – Saint Clement Rectory
  • Sunday, February 14 – 5:00pm-6:30pm – Saint James Parish Center
  • Tuesday, February 16 – 7:00pm-8:30pm – Saint Clement Parish Hall
  • Wednesday, February 17 – 1:00pm-2:30pm – Saint James Parish Center
Discussion questions for week 5
  1. Father Martin calls to mind the struggles and sacrifices that so many people endure in private.  What examples of “hidden lives of love and service,” like that of Joseph, have you glimpsed among your acquaintances?
  2. We know very little about Joseph from Scripture but we assume that he must have been an integral part of Jesus’ life and training.  What role does a parent play in forming a child’s image of God?
  3. Father Martin becomes attracted to the “hidden life” of Christ- the life Jesus had before he embarked on his public ministry.  How do you imagine that part of Christ’s life?
  4. What aspects of your life, which may be hidden to others, serve to make you a more faith-filled person?
  5. What parallels do you see in today’s world to devotion, faith and surrender of the Ugandan martyrs?
  6. The Ugandan martyrs are a key symbol of faith for the people of Uganda and other African countries.  Which saints are most popular in your locale?  What are their stories?