Friar Michael Martin was featured recently on The Inner Life, a Relevant Radio show focused on one-on-one spiritual direction. He joins host Patrick Conley in a conversation about giving thanks and giving of ourselves.
Topics include: how to cultivate gratitude (2:46), growing in humility (10:28), caller: my students read Corrie ten Boom’s The Hiding Place and learn gratitude (14:18), caller: I ask my kids what they’re grateful for at dinner time (18:39), what the relationship between gratitude and generosity (23:55), how to root out selfishness (29:30), becoming generous with our time (41:02), caller: my faith has helped me become grateful (45:20).
Friar Michael is serving currently as pastor at St. Philip Benizi Church in Jonesboro, Georgia. He holds a B.A. in Philosophy from St. Hyacinth College-Seminary, a S.T.B. from Pontifical Theological Faculty of St. Bonaventure – The Seraphicum, Rome, Italy, and a M.Ed. from Catholic Education Administration of Boston College. His most recent ministerial assignments include serving as the Principal then President of Archbishop Curley High School in Baltimore, Maryland (1996-2010) and as Director of the Catholic Center at Duke University (2010-2022.)