Fr. Martin is the author of several critically-acclaimed books, including
My Life with the Saints
Jesus: A Pilgrimage
, and has made multiple appearances on national television programs including
The Colbert Report
. He has also served as the commencement speaker at many colleges and universities across the country, including Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia and Marquette University in Milwaukee.
During his evening presentation via Skype, Fr. Martin will invite those gathered at Cheverus to meditate on what it means for people to encounter the “Jesus of history” and the “Christ of faith.”
Fr. Martin’s appearance is part of the Jesuit Spirituality Initiative, an ongoing series of talks and other opportunities to address areas of faith and contemporary life, particularly from the perspective of the Ignatian spiritual vision. The Initiative is sponsored by the Jesuit Community of Maine, Cheverus High School, and Our Lady of Hope Parish (St. Pius X and St. Joseph Churches in Portland, and the people of the former St. Patrick Church in Portland).
There will be an opportunity for attendees to ask Fr. Martin questions following his presentation. The evening will conclude with refreshments sponsored by the Cheverus Family Association.
Admission is free on October 17, but a freewill offering will be taken to defray the expenses of the gathering and future events. To reserve a seat for Fr. Martin’s presentation, visit