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Rev. James Martin, SJ, Author & Media Commentator

to give keynotes at Albany Diocese's Spring Enrichment, May 14

The Albany Diocese will host two presentations by noted Jesuit Father James Martin on Monday, May 14 at the College of Saint Rose in Albany as part of the diocese’s annual Spring Enrichment program. Martin’s media appearances on “The Colbert Report”, NPR and “The O’Reilly Factor” among others, along with his numerous bestselling books have made him one of the most recognizable Jesuits in America and a sought after commentator on religion and spirituality in the national and international media.

Since he is considered to be a gifted speaker who can restate the riches of the Catholic tradition in ways that appeal to contemporary believers whatever their ages, Fr. Martin’s presentations are expected to be engaging and illuminating for young and old alike. Father will be available immediately following both sessions to sign copies of his books (which may be purchased on site).

Monday, May 14, 2012: 9:30-11:30am

Opening Keynote: The Heart of Christ
with Fr. James Martin, SJ

How does joy lead us into the Heart of Christ? And how does our faith show our joy? Father James Martin, SJ, will show how joy, humor and laughter are at the heart of the Christian message.

WE ARE SORRY THAT WE ARE NOW SOLD OUT for Fr. Martin’s morning presentation. We hope you will be able to join us for his Monday evening presentation.

Doors open 8:45am for the morning session.

Monday, May 14, 2012: 7:00-9:00pm

An evening with Fr. James Martin, SJ

A Q&A with the Jesuit priest, author, culture editor of America, well-known media commentator and “Official Chaplain of The Colbert Report.”

Doors open 6:30pm for the evening session.

Please note that the evening session will be a benefit to help raise funds for the Sr. Maureen Joyce Center, a ministry of Albany’s Blessed Sacrament Parish, which provides meals, medical screenings, some legal advice and veteran’s assistance to the City of Albany’s poorest of the poor.

Ticket required for admission for both presentations. Attend either as part of your Spring Enrichment registration or order ticket separately.

  • If you wish to attend other sessions of the Spring Enrichment program (in addition to Fr. Martin’s presentation), use the Spring Enrichment registration form, and bring it with you to the Campus on Monday, May 14. Go to the “New Registrations” desk to register for your classes. We are no longer able to accept registrations by mail. (See the full conference brochure for details on all 111 workshops and presentations over the program’s four days.)


  • If you are only attending Fr. Martin’s presentation and no other Spring Enrichment session, you will be able to purchase ticket(s) for his evening presentation, “An Evening with Fr. James Martin, SJ” at the door on Monday, May 14. Tickets for the evening session are $15 each..

Please note that seating is limited and we may not be able to accommodate walk-ins or later ticket orders.
More information on Fr. Martin can be found at the links below: