Rejoice Always: Joy, Humor and Laughter
in the Spiritual Life
The 2013 Kay Butler Gill Lecture
in Christian Spirituality
Delivered by Father James Martin, S.J.
Thursday, April 11, 7:00pm
General Theological Seminary, Seabury Auditorium
Who says religion needs to be gloomy? Father Martin will speak on how true faith leads to joy, how the saints and spiritual masters used humor, and how laughter is a gift from God.
A nationally renowned spiritual teacher, the Rev. James Martin, S.J., is a Jesuit priest, author, and culture editor of America, the national Catholic magazine. His books include the newly published Between Heaven and Mirth and the best-selling The Jesuit Guide to (Almost) Everything.
A major annual event since 2003, the Kay Butler Gill Lecture heralds the place of Christian spirituality as a scholarly field within the theological academy.
General Admission is $10,
yet General Seminary welcomes all guests who care about joy,
regardless of ability to pay.
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The General Theological Seminary
The General Theological Seminary, located in New York City, educates and forms transformational leaders for the church and the world. Founded in 1817 as the first theological seminary of The Episcopal Church, General embodies the belief that rigorous academics, vibrant worship and beloved life in community, and practical experience in the real world are inseparable aspects of formation for all ministries of Christ's church.