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Saints in Cyberspace: A Blog Tour with Reverend James Martin, SJ

2 Jun

For Immediate Release


June 2, 2008 (Chicago, IL) - Author James Martin, SJ thinks the saints have something important to tell you: Be yourself.

During the first week of June, James Martin, SJ, author of the best-selling memoir My Life with the Saints, (Loyola Press) will visit a different blog each day to chat about some of his best friends--saints of the Catholic Church.

In My Life with the Saints, Martin's memoir of spiritual self-discovery and homage to the Catholic saints, he tells how the saints have accompanied and been companions to him.

"The saints in this book are those for whom I feel the most affection, those who have afforded me the courage, and those I believe have prayed for me during some tough times," said Martin. "The saints are models of what our lives could be. In following the example of their lives, we can be formed by them." Martin says the message the saints convey is that our way to holiness is by becoming more and more the person God created us to be.

"I'm delighted to host Father Jim Martin on my blog,," said Sister Julie Vieira, IHM. "My readers will enjoy engaging with Father Martin, especially about how the saints helped him to recognize God's call."

This is the first blog tour for both Loyola Press and Martin who share a desire to nurture in people a deeper relationship with God.

Blog Tour:
June 2 - Some Have Hats -
June 3 - A Nun's Life -
June 4 - The Dawn Patrol -
June 5 - The Anchoress -
June 6 - Happy Catholic -

Loyola Press, founded in 1912, is a nonprofit publishing company committed to meeting the spiritual and educational needs of individuals, parishes and families by providing resources that support children's faith formation, language arts education and whole community catechesis. As an apostolate of the Chicago Province of the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits), Loyola Press is dedicated to providing a wide variety of literature on topics including Ignatian prayer & spirituality, saints, ongoing spiritual growth, Catholic life and history. Please visit us at

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