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My Life with the Saints (10th Anniversary Edition)

This best-selling memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life.

One of Publishers Weekly’s best Books of the Year
Winner of the Christopher Award
Winner of the Catholic Press Association Book Award

Witty, wryly honest, and always original, My Life with the Saints is James Martin’s story of how his life has been shaped by some surprising friends - the saints of the Catholic Church. In his modern classic memoir, Martin introduces us to saints throughout history—from St. Peter to Dorothy Day, St. Francisof Assisi to Mother Teresa - and chronicles his lifelong friendships with them. Filled with fascinating tales, Martin’s funny, vibrant, and stirring book invites readers to discover how saints guide us throughout our earthly journeys and how they help each of us find holiness in our own lives.

Featuring a new chapter from Martin, this tenth-anniversary edition of the best-selling memoir updates readers about his life over the past ten years. In that time, he has been a New York Times best-selling author, official chaplain of The Colbert Report​, and a welcome presence in the media whenever there’s a breaking Catholic news story. But he has always remained recognizably himself.

John L. Allen, Jr., the acclaimed Catholic journalist, contributes a foreword that shows how Martin has become one of the wisest and most insightful voices of this era.


James Martin SJ Rev. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, culture editor of America magazine, and author of numerous books, most recently Jesus: A Pilgrimage. 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, and NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988 he graduated from the Wharton School of Business..

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