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Fr. Francis Martin


Fr. Francis Martin is a renowned Scripture scholar and Professor Emeritus of New Testament at the Dominican House of Studies in Washington, D.C.  He was Senior Fellow at the Intercultural Forum for Faith and Culture at the John Paul II Cultural Center in D.C. and visiting professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Detroit, Michigan.  In the past, he has taught at the Gregorian University in Rome, Ecole Biblique in Jerusalem, Catholic University in Washington, D.C. and held the Cardinal Adam Maida Chair in Biblical Studies at Sacred Heart Major Seminary.  He has also taught at Franciscan University of Steubenville and the John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family in Washington, D.C. He was ordained at St. Joseph’s Abbey in 1956, received his Licentiate in Sacred Theology (STL) from St. Thomas Pontifical University in Rome in 1959 and his Doctorate in Sacred Scripture (SSD) from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in 1978, also in Rome. Fr. Martin is a priest of the Archdiocese of Washington, D.C. where he is also chaplain of the Mother of God Community in Gaithersburg, MD.

At present he dedicates himself full-time as Founder and President of Father Francis Martin Ministries (FFMM).  In addition to over 60 scholarly articles, Fr. Martin’s publications include The Life Changer, Baptism in the Holy Spirit, The Feminist Question, The Fire in the Cloud, and Sacred Scripture: The Disclosure of the Word, as well as, Acts in the Ancient Christian Commentary Series. While making available the above mentioned books, FFMM also offers CD’s of past conferences, and a great number of daily homilies (gratis) covering several years and arranged according to the liturgical calendar.  A new dimension of this ministry is a one hour video talk on the readings for each Sunday available to all, but designed to help priests in their homily preparation.

Fr. Martin has also appeared on EWTN and various radio shows, and will be starting a new series on EWTN doing commentary on the Gospel of St. John.

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