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Fr. Gene Martens, SJ


In his more than 70 years as a Jesuit, Fr. Gene Martens, SJ, has done many different things, all in the name of Christ. He is known to many from his work during two decades in the development office of the former Missouri Province of the Society of Jesus.  His other assignments include teaching and counselling at Rockhurst High School in Kansas City, Mo., ministering to the bishop and clergy in the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau (Missouri), being pastor at Holy Trinity Parish in Marshfield, Mo., and at Mt. Carmel parish in Pueblo Colo., being assistant to the rector for the Fusz Pavilion Jesuit infirmary, and preaching many retreats and days of recollection and engaging in spiritual direction over the years. Father Martens moved to the Jesuit Hall Community at Saint. Louis University in 2008 and, after retiring from the Missouri Province development office in 2011, served in pastoral ministry and began writing his book, which was published in 2019. 

Publication List: 

At Mass with Jesus on Calvary: Reflections on the prayers of the Mass and the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist     Learn about the teaching of the Catholic Church on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist.  A New Look at Life (Paulist Press, 1970)  Father Martens was a member of the editorial team which produced A New Look at Life, an eighth-grade program for the English language version of the “Come to the Father” series of religion texts.  Father Martens has also written book reviews and short articles for various publications.   

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