Fr. James Martin, SJ, is a Jesuit priest, bestselling author and editor at large of America magazine.
In his debut novel, The Abbey, Martin provides a window into the spiritual journeys of three people seeking direction. As he did in his previous bestsellers, Jesus: A Pilgrimage; Between Heaven and Mirth; and The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, Martin once again crafts a book that incarnates deep spiritual wisdom while being accessible and full of humor and grace.
Fr. Martin joins Eric on this week’s show for a wide-ranging conversation on writing fiction, the need for mercy and inclusion in the church and the Jesuit vocation, his own and others. Eric also covers the news of the week from the public square and reflects on this Sunday’s gospel reading.