James Martin has led a thoroughly modern life: from a lukewarm childhood Catholicism, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by special friends - the saints of the Catholic Church. For many, these holy men and women remain just historical figures. For Martin, they are intimate companions. Martin s memoir encompasses saints from the whole of Christian history - from St. Peter to Dorothy Day. His saintly friends include Francis of Assisi, Ignatius of Loyola, Mother Teresa, and other beloved figures. They accompany the author on a lifelong pilgrimage that includes stops in a sunlit square of a French town, a quiet retreat house on a New England beach, the housing projects of inner-city Chicago, the sprawling slums of Nairobi, and a gorgeous Baroque church in Rome.Author: James MartinPages: 448, HardcoverPublisher: Loyola Press, Inc.ISBN: 0-8294-2001-0