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Jesuit Tweets His Spiritual Learnings on 50th Birthday

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Jesuit Father Jim Martin recently turned 50, and to mark the occasion he tweeted 12 things that he wished he had known at 25.

Here are a few of Fr. Martin’s insights or read the full list here.

  1. First up: Stop worrying so much! It’s useless. (i.e., Jesus was right.)
  2. Being a saint means being yourself. Stop trying to be someone else and just be your best self. Saves you heartache.
  3. There’s no right way to pray, any more than there’s a right way to be a friend. What’s “best” is what works best for you.
  4. Remember three things and save yourself lots of unneeded heartache: You’re not God. This ain’t heaven. Don’t act like a jerk.
  5. Your deepest, most heartfelt desires are God’s desires for you. And vice versa. Listen. And follow them.

Jesuit Author Interviewed by Archbishop Dolan on the Catholic Channel

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During last week’s A Conversation with the Archbishop on Sirius Satellite Radio’s The Catholic Channel, Jesuit Father Jim Martin was interviewed by New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan on Jesuit topics like America magazine, Fr. Martin’s books on saints and Ignatian spirituality, and Archbishop Dolan’s own experiences while taking an Ignatian retreat.

You can listen to the interview below. Archbishop Dolan’s radio program airs weekly on Sirius Satellite Radio Channel 159.

Jesuit’s Bestselling Book Reaches Publishing Milestone

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Jesuit Father Jim Martin’s best seller My Life with the Saints moved into select company when it reached 100,000 copies sold in January. His memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life.

According to Loyola Press this is a rare milestone for an author—only 2 percent of the 1.5 million different titles sold each year sell more than 5,000 copies.

When a book reaches 20,000 copies sold, it enters the “1% Club”: less than 1 percent of all books will sell 20,000 or more copies during its lifetime.

Fr. Martin is a writer and culture editor of America magazine.

Jesuit's Bestselling Book Reaches Publishing Milestone

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Jesuit Father Jim Martin’s best seller My Life with the Saints moved into select company when it reached 100,000 copies sold in January. His memoir of spiritual self-discovery is an homage to the Catholic saints who have accompanied Fr. Martin throughout his life.

According to Loyola Press this is a rare milestone for an author—only 2 percent of the 1.5 million different titles sold each year sell more than 5,000 copies.

When a book reaches 20,000 copies sold, it enters the “1% Club”: less than 1 percent of all books will sell 20,000 or more copies during its lifetime.

Fr. Martin is a writer and culture editor of America magazine.