On March 12, 1622, Ignatius of Loyola and Francis Xavier, founders of the Society of Jesus, are canonized by the Roman Catholic Church. Members of the Society are referred to as Jesuits. They devote their lives to God with works in education and intellectual pursuits. Jesuits are also Catholic priests. In 2013, Jorge Mario Bergoglio became the first Jesuit to be elected Pope, taking the name Pope Francis. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed James J. Martin SJ, also known as Jim Martin as a consultant to the Vatican’s Secretariat for Communications. Martin is an American Jesuit priest, a writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America. In 2010, Martin wrote The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything. It is written as a practical spiritual guidebook based on the life and teachings of St. Ignatius of Loyola who challenged his order to find God in all things. This approach helped develop the Jesuits reputation for endurance in any situation over the centuries.

Book Title: The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life

Book Author: James Martin

ISBN Number: 0061432687 (ISBN13: 9780061432682)

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