Jesuit Way of Life – Fr. Martin

I stumbled on an interview with Fr. Martin and one of my favorite podcasts, The Art of Manliness.  I continue to be drawn to the Stoics and ideas put forth in this book. I’ll be buying and reading it.  The messages are typically the same; simplify, serve and realize there will be set backs.

While Father Martin’s advice is obviously given in the context of faith, nonbelievers will also find plenty of insights in this show.

Show Highlights

  • The story of Ignatius of Loyola and how the Society of Jesus came to be
  • The sometimes humorous, but also tragic vanity of Ignatius
  • How Fr. Martin found his way into the priesthood, and the Society of Jesus specifically
  • 4 tenets of Ignatian spirituality
  • The difference(s) between Christianity and Stoicism
  • Why folks from all walks of life have appreciated the message of Fr. Martin’s book
  • What is “the examen”? How does one practice it?
  • Why should we pay attention to our desires?
  • How do you learn to want to want the things you know are good?
  • What are “disordered attachments”? How do they mess us up?
  • How do we get over our disordered attachments?
  • “Act like your best self would”
  • How to live simply without becoming a monk
  • What is the principle of the presupposition? How can it help our relationships?
  • How to love people as they are
  • Keeping and nurturing friendships in adulthood
  • The virtue of obedience
Amazon Review – Ann W. Turner

March 18, 2010

Format: Hardcover|Verified Purchase