Okay, the headline was a bit of a teaser. Unfortunately, Fr. Martin, a nationally recognized Jesuit and author, won't actually be in our (Des Moines) neighborhood, but will be speaking just a short two-hour drive to the west in Omaha. I was just notified that Fr. Martin will hold a book discussion this Friday, May 13th from 7-8:30 pm in St. John’s Church on Creighton University’s campus.
Fr. Martin will discuss his latest book, Seven Last Words, which is based on reflections from his 2015 Good Friday homily at St.Patrick’s Cathedral in New York. Drawn from Jesus’ last words on the cross, Seven Last Words invites its reader to deepen their relationship with Jesus as Fr. Martin explains how phrases such as “I am thirsty”, and “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” show Jesus’ ability to understand humanity.
Fr. Martin is the editor at large of America, a weekly Catholic magazine, author of several popular books, includingThe Jesuit Guide to Almost Everything and My Life with the Saints, and a frequent media commentator.
The event is free and open to the public. Books will be available for purchase.