James Martin SJ

Fr. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, editor-at-large for "America Magazine," and author of "Jesus: A Pilgrimage" and "The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything."

Stories by James Martin SJ

7 Ways Thomas Merton Changed the World

Did the Trappist monk change the world? Maybe not. But he changed my life, and he could change yours, too.

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10 Things I Wish Everyone Knew About Jesus

What to know about the man many people call God.

What Is a Saint?

How the diversity of saintly lives reveals multiple paths toward God.

The Three Most Surprising Things Jesus Said

Think you know Jesus? Some of his sayings may surprise you.

Jesus Was Irritatingly Divine

We can try to explain away Jesus’ miracles. But we cannot make them go away.

Palm Sunday lessons from an unlikely Pontius Pilate

The story of the trial, crucifixion and death of Jesus of Nazareth, which is recited, sung and often acted out … Continued

A priest’s view of Penn State

Gene J. Puskar AP Penn State’s Malcolm Willis (10) and Silas Redd, right, kneel in prayer before an NCAA college … Continued

The sermon on the plane

On a recent pilgrimage to the Holy Land, I started to wonder : What would it have been like for … Continued