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May 17, 2016

Remembering Joyce Hutchison (1940-2016)

Ave Maria Press author Joyce Hutchison, Iowa’s first hospice nurse and an expert on care of the dying, passed away Saturday, May 7, 2016, at the age of 76 after an almost three-year battle with lung cancer.

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April 20, 2016

Dorothy Day Cause for Canonization Moves Forward

The cause for Dorothy Day’s beatification and canonization moved into a new phase on April 19, 2016, as Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Archbishop of New York, opened the canonical inquiry on the life of the Catholic Worker movement founder, gathering evidence to determine if Day lived a life of “heroic virtue” in the eyes of the Church.

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April 8, 2016

Three Ave Maria Press Books Named 2016 ACP Book Award Finalists

BALTIMORE, MD — The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is pleased to announce the finalists for the Excellence in Publishing Awards. The goal of these awards is to recognize the best in Catholic publishing.

Awards will be given for books falling into eight categories: Biography, Children’s Books, General Interest, Inspirational, Prayer and Spirituality, Resources for Ministry, Scripture, and Theology. A “Book of the Year” will be named from among the first-place finishers of the eight categories.

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April 5, 2016

Jon M. Sweeney to Join Ave Maria Press as Executive Editor, Trade

NOTRE DAME, Ind.—Jon M. Sweeney has been named executive editor, trade, at Ave Maria Press.

In his new position—which he will begin in late June—Sweeney will acquire twenty to twenty-five new books a year in all trade categories for Ave.

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April 4, 2016

Remembering Fr. Edward Hays (1931-2016)

Fr. Edward Hays, beloved author of more than thirty books, gifted storyteller, and imaginative artist died on April 3 at St. Luke's Hospice Care in Kansas City, Missouri. Hays and Thomas Turkle founded Forest of Peace Publishing in 1979, a publishing effort that grew out of and supported the work of the Shantivanam House of Prayer in Easton, Kansas. (Shantivanam is a Sanskrit word that can be translated as “forest of peace.”) With Fr. Hays as its principle author, the company established a national reputation for its innovative books on prayer and spirituality.

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March 30, 2016

Novalis Now a Canadian Distributor for Ave Maria Press

Novalis Publishing and Ave Maria Press are excited to announce that Novalis will represent Ave in Canada as its distributor, effective immediately.

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March 28, 2016

Two Men to Be Ordained Holy Cross Priests

Rev. Mr. Matthew E. Hovde, C.S.C., and Rev. Mr. Dennis A. Strach II, C.S.C., will become the two newest priests of The Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, 2016, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at the University of Notre Dame.

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March 7, 2016

Hamma to Retire as Editorial Director in July

Robert Hamma will retire in July after 25 years at Ave Maria Press. 

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March 7, 2016

Join Movement to Invite 5,000 People to Attend Easter Mass

Will you commit to making a difference in someone’s life this year by becoming an Easter Evangelist?

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January 15, 2016

Fr. Corpora Named 'Missionary of Mercy' by Pope Francis

A Holy Cross priest has been named by Pope Francis as a “Missionary of Mercy.”

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January 8, 2016

Four New Titles Foster Spiritual Growth During Lent

Ave Maria Press has four new titles to foster spiritual growth during this Lenten season.

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January 8, 2016

Registration Open for Online Women's Conference

Several Ave Maria Press authors will be participating in the online conference “Faces of Mercy” from Feb. 18-21, 2016, at

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January 7, 2016

New Video Series Highlights Pope's Monthly Prayer Intentions

Pope Francis is inviting the world to unite in prayer for his monthly intentions through a new montly video broadcast by the Apostleship of Prayer, “the Pope’s prayer group.”

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December 8, 2015

Tomeo, Pastore Reflect on Marriage and the Year of Mercy

From Dec. 8, 2015, to Nov. 20, 2016, Pope Francis is encouraging all people to spend more time practicing the Spiritual and Corporal Works of Mercy. Bestselling author and media personality Teresa Tomeo and her husband, Deacon Dominick Pastore, reflected on marriage and the Year of Mercy in an interview with Ave Maria Press.

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November 19, 2015

Holy Cross Documentary Available on YouTube

The hour-long PBS documentary featuring The Congregation of Holy Cross and its apostolates, including Ave Maria Press, is now available to view on YouTube.

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November 18, 2015

Corcoran Talks about "Rebuilding Your Message" on Upcoming TV Program

Tom Corcoran, coauthor of Rebuilt, will be featured on Telecare TV’s “Good News” program various times throughout the week of Nov. 22.

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October 9, 2015

Reconnect with Your Faith This Season with Daily Devotions for Advent 2015

Sr. Terry Rickard, O.P., is executive director of RENEW International and author of Daily Devotions for Advent 2015, the newest seasonal reflecting book in the Living Gospel series. We asked her to reflect on the new book and how people can be spiritually renewed during the Advent season.

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October 7, 2015

Notre Dame Folk Choir Concert Benefits Holy Cross International Missions

The University of Notre Dame Folk Choir will have its twenty-second-annual Concert for the Missions at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart, according to Rev. Michael DeLaney, C.S.C., director of the Holy Cross Mission Center.

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September 30, 2015

Hendey Joins Ave Maria Press as Editor-at-Large

Award-winning author, blogger, and speaker Lisa M. Hendey, founder and editor of, has joined Ave Maria Press as editor-at-large.

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September 14, 2015

Family Theater Productions Film Recognized

Family Dinner, a faith-based film released by Family Theater Productions, a ministry of Holy Cross Family Ministries, has been recognized by three major film festivals.

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