Christopher Lamb will be talking to Fr James Martin SJ, one of the United States’ best-known spiritual leaders, about his new book, Learning to Pray. Fr Martin’s book offers wise, practical advice to anyone seeking to deepen their prayer life, or simply start praying for the first time.
The New York Times bestselling author and Jesuit priest will also discuss his courageous ministry to LGBT Catholics and how the Church can build a bridge with a community which for years has suffered from discrimination.
£12.50 inclusive of VAT
Thursday 21 January 2021 6.00-7.00pm GMT (13.00 EST/ 10.00 PST)
All proceeds from this event will go to The Tablet's Development Fund.
This discussion will take place via Zoom. You will need to download the Zoom app onto your device to be able to join the call. Full details of how to join the call will be sent in the days before the event.
James J. Martin SJ (born December 29, 1960) is an American Jesuit priest, writer, and editor-at-large of the Jesuit magazine America. In 2017, Pope Francis appointed Martin as a consultant to the Vatican's Secretariat for Communications. He is a New York Times Best Selling author and frequent commentator on the life and teachings of Jesus, and on Ignatian spirituality as inspired by the life and teachings of Saint Ignatius of Loyola. Martin's outreach to the LGBT community has drawn a strong backlash from conservative Catholics. This dialogue is the subject of his book Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of Respect, Compassion, and Sensitivity.
Martin's books include The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything: A Spirituality for Real Life, Jesus: A Pilgrimage, and My Life With the Saints.
Christopher Lamb is a British journalist who is the Rome Correspondent for The Tablet. He is a contributor to the Vatican Insider page of La Stampa and a regular commentator for the BBC on Vatican and religious affairs.
Christopher studied Theology at Durham University and then completed a postgraduate diploma in journalism at the London College of Communication. Before joining The Tablet he worked at The Daily Telegraph.