Fr. James Martin: Faith and Humor

Popular author and culture editor of America magazine, Fr. James Martin, gave a talk at Villanova University earlier this year about joy and humor in the spiritual life. With his self deprecating humor and knack for standup comedy, Fr. Martin entertained the crowd for 90 minutes. We broke his talk down into 8 segments. Part 1 of this hilarious series is embedded below. If you’re looking for more laughs, click below for parts 2-8.

If you’re new to our Faith and Laughter with Fr. James Martin, enjoy parts 2 thru 8 of our series.

Part 2: The Humor of the Saints

Part 3: Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously

Part 4: The Power of Humor

Part 5: Laugh With God

Part 6: The Welcoming Power of Humor

Part 7: The Humor of a Nun’s Prayer

Part 8: Humor is Fun

Enjoy more of Fr. Martin’s take on humor and faith in his book, Between Heaven and Mirth: Why Joy, Humor, and Laughter are at the Heart of the Spiritual Life. He’s also the author of The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything, and My Life with the Saints. The video was made available to FaithWorks through the gracious courtesy of Villanova University.

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