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Author Walks with Saints as Friends in This Year's Christmas Gift Book

Holy Infant is pleased to offer James Martin's "My Life with the Saints" as a gift to you this Christmas.

Holy Infant is pleased to offer James Martin's "My Life with Saints" as a gift to you this Christmas. In partnership with publisher Loyola Press,  we obtained this popular, inspiring book at a greatly reduced bulk price. Distribution by request is available now and the remaining books will be set out in the Atrium on December 23. Supplies are limited, please contact Lynn Sale to reserve your book today. 

From the My Life with the Saints synopsis: 

James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an  education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by some surprising friends—the saints of the Catholic Church. For many, these holy men and women remain just historical figures. For Martin, they are intimate companions. “They pray for me, offer me comfort, give me examples of discipleship, and help me along the way,” he writes.
The author is both engaging and specific about the help and companionship he has received. When his pride proves trouble­some, he seeks help from Thomas Merton, the monk and writer who struggled with egotism. In sickness he turns to Thérèse of Lisieux, who knew about the boredom and self-pity that come with illness. Joan of Arc shores up his flagging courage. Aloysius Gonzaga deepens his compassion. Pope John XXIII helps him to laugh and not take life too seriously.
Martin’s inspiring, witty, and always fascinating memoir encompasses saints from the whole of Christian history— from St. Peter to Dorothy Day. His saintly friends include Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Mother Teresa, and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a lifelong pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the gritty housing projects of inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome. This rich, vibrant, stirring narrative shows how the saints can help all of us find our way in the world.

Book studies - online and on-site - using My Life with the Saints will begin in the new year.

Make sure to grab your copy and keep an eye out for announcements! 

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