The First Jesuit Pope: What Does a Jesuit Pope Mean for the Catholic Church?

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Bestselling author and Jesuit priest James Martin available to offer answers and insights about the Jesuits

Following the historic election of the world’s first Jesuit Pope, many Catholics are wondering what is in store for the Church.

James Martin, New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide To (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life (HarperOne), offers wisdom and insight on:

  • What is a Jesuit?
  • What is Jesuit Spirituality?
  • What will does a Jesuit Pope mean for the Catholic Church?

In The Jesuit Guide To (Almost) Everything, Martin translates the practical spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola—the founder of the Jesuits—for a modern audience.

The time-tested wisdom that Jesuits use to help other people in their daily lives—how to make good decisions, how to move towards freedom, how to be a good friend, how to live a spiritual life in the modern world—is easily applied, but not often explained well to the general public. In The Jesuit Guide To (Almost) Everything, Father Martin translates almost 500 years worth of Jesuit wisdom and practical know-how for a contemporary audience, using stories and examples from his own 20+ years as a Jesuit and from the lives of the Jesuit saints and spiritual masters. Gain an expert insight into the rich spirituality that formed the new Pope Francis.

For more information, please visit or To contact Fr. Martin, please email: Julie(dot)baker(at)harpercollins(dot)com

About James Martin:
The Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, Editor-at-Large of America magazine, and the New York Times bestselling author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything and Between Heaven and Mirth. Father Martin is a frequent commentator in the national media, having appeared on all the major networks, and in such diverse venues as The Colbert Report (which refers to Martin as the “Official Chaplain to the Colbert Nation”), NPR’s Fresh Air with Terry Gross, Fox News’ The O’Reilly Factor, PBS’ Newshour, as well as in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Huffington Post. Before entering the Jesuits in 1988, he graduated from the Wharton School of Business and worked with General Electric for six years.

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