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September 22, 2014

Atchison Blue Awarded Second Place for Nonfiction Religion Book of the Year

Ave Maria Press author Judith Valente took second place for nonfiction religion book of the year for Atchison Blue.

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September 9, 2014

Author Spotlight: Angela Alaimo O'Donnell (Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell)

Angela Alaimo O'Donnell shares stories from her new book, Mortal Blessings: A Sacramental Farewell, about how the mundane tasks of caregiving during her mother’s final days—bathing, feeding, taking her for a walk in her wheelchair—became rituals or ordinary sacraments that ... Read More

August 28, 2014

Six to profess final vows, be ordained transitional deacons in Holy Cross

The Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, will celebrate the final profession of vows of six men at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart at The University of Notre Dame.

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July 28, 2014

Author Spotlight: Tom Corcoran, Author of Rebuilt and Tools for Rebuilding

Our final book in the summer Book of the Week series is Rebuilt, which has stormed the world in just over one year of publication. With more than 70,000 copies sold, the book has been read, studied, and applied in many parishes.

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July 14, 2014

Author Spotlight: Bob Schuchts, Author of Be Healed

Dr. Bob Schuchts, the author of Be Healed, experienced inner healing through a transformative encounter with Christ that led him to found an organization that has touched the hearts of thousands more. In conjunction with week five of this summer's book of the week series, we checked in with Schuchts and asked him a few questions about his life, his ministry, and the need for inner healing in all of our lives. 

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July 7, 2014

Author Spotlight: Bert Ghezzi, Author of The Heart of Catholicism

This week we sat down with bestselling author Bert Ghezzi to talk about his latest book, The Heart of Catholicism. Bert has written more than twenty books in his career and been the editor of many more. During this interview, he shares some insights into his story as a Catholic and a writer. He also gives us insight into how Catholic spiritual habits can be transformative for us today. 

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June 30, 2014

Author Spotlight: Robert J. Wicks, Author of No Problem

This week's author spotlight is on bestselling author Robert J. Wicks. Wicks has been an Ave Maria Press author for nearly two decades with more than 200,000 copies sold. As a part of this summer's Book of the Week series, we asked him to share some insights into his latest work, No Problem: Turning the Next Corner in Your Spiritual Life

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June 23, 2014

Author Spotlight: Fr. Andrew Gawrych, Editor of Basil Moreau: Essential Writings

In honor of Basil Moreau: Essential Writings, this week's Book of the Week, we asked Fr. Andrew Gawrych, one of the editors of the book, a few questions about his experience. Fr. Drew edited the book with Fr. Kevin Grove, with whom he edited a book of daily reflections in the Holy Cross tradition titled The Cross, Our Only Hope. Fr. Drew and Fr. Kevin are both priests of the Congregation of Holy Cross. 


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June 22, 2014

2014 Catholic Press Association Award Winners

We are very pleased to announce that multiple Ave Maria Press books were selected as Catholic Press Association award winners this weekend.  

Winning books include Rebuilt, Atchison Blue, Redeeming Adminsitration, and Blessed, Beautiful, and Bodacious

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June 16, 2014

Author Spotlight: Msgr. Charles Murphy & Reclaiming Francis

When Pope Francis was elected in 2013, Msgr. Charles Murphy was working on the manuscript for a book on Saint Francis and the New Evangelization. It was providential. Murphy's book pointed to Saint Francis as the model for the modern New Evangelization. With a new pope taking the name Francis, it became clear he was on the right path. After the election, Murphy went back to work writing about the many important similarities between the saint and the pope and the worlds that encountered. 

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April 24, 2014

Two to Be Ordained Holy Cross Priests on April 26

Rev. Mr. Adam D. P. Booth, C.S.C., and Rev. Mr. Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., will be ordained to the priesthood on Saturday, April 26, 2014, at the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre ... Read More

April 10, 2014

Seven AMP Books Named Finalists in 2014 ACP Excellence in Publishing Awards

The Association of Catholic Publishers has announced finalists for the 2014 Excellence in Publishing Awards, and Ave Maria Press has seven books that were named. They are listed below by category: Ministry Resources: Rebuilt by Michael White and Tom Corcoran ... Read More

March 24, 2014

Poets Explore Saints, Challenge Claim That Catholic Writer MIA

Notre Dame, IN—In 2012, famed editor and writer Paul Elie asked in a New York Times essay whether fiction had lost its faith. More recently, Dana Gioia examined the disappearance of Roman Catholicism from its traditionally formative role in arts culture, asking, more or less, where the Catholic writer has gone. A new poetry anthology, like the character in Monty Python and the Holy Grail, replies,“S/he’s not dead yet!”

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February 12, 2014

Brusie Helps Women in Unplanned Pregnancies Answer the “Now What?”

When Chaunie Marie Brusie stared down at the two tell-tale lines on the pregnancy test, she knew her life had changed forever. As she puts it:

“I was twenty-one, unmarried, a student in my senior year of college, and still taking my laundry home to my parents every weekend. The question of ‘What if I’m pregnant?’ quickly became ‘What the heck am I going to do now?’”

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January 20, 2014

Ave Maria Press Remembers William G. "Bill" Storey

William G. “Bill” Storey, longtime Ave Maria Press author and friend, passed away on Thursday, January 16, 2014, at the age of ninety. Bill was professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He was the author of more than twenty-five books, many of which were modern prayer books that made the tradition of the Liturgy of the Hours accessible to a wide audience.

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December 6, 2013

Free Study Guide Prompts Closer Look at Everyday Idols

Almost immediately after Elizabeth Scalia's Strange Gods: Unmasking Idols in Everyday Life was published, readers began meeting in small groups to study the book and reflect on the idols in their own lives. To help them in this effort, Scalia has now prepared a set of questions for reflection that are available as a free, downloadable study guide. Just in time for the biggest consumer (and most idol-inducing) holiday of the year, these incisive, thought-provoking prompts and questions are designed for use after each chapter of Strange Gods and invite readers to honest reflection on the presence of idols in their everyday lives. Perfect for both small-group and personal use, these questions will also be included in the next printing of the book, due out in early 2014.

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November 22, 2013

Family Rosary Announces FREE Advent and Christmas Mobile App

Family Rosary, Ave Maria Press's fellow apostolate of the Congregation of Holy Cross, announced yesterday that it has released a free mobile app to help Catholics spend a few minutes each day acknowledging the true meaning of Advent and Christmas.

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September 16, 2013

Hendey's Handbook First Audiobook for Ave Maria Press

Ave Maria Press is pleased to announce the launch of its first audiobook: Lisa Hendey's The Handbook for Catholic Moms is now available for download at,, or in iTunes.

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September 9, 2013

Two Profess Final Vows with Holy Cross

Two men made Final Profession of Vows with the Congregation of Holy Cross on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, in the Basilica of the Sacred Heart on the campus of the University of Notre Dame. Rev. Thomas J. O’Hara, provincial superior of the United States Province of Priests and Brothers, presided at the Mass and received the vows of Patrick E. Reidy, C.S.C., and Adam D.P. Booth, C.S.C.

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September 4, 2013

Kansas Nuns Teach Journalist to Sit Still, Be Quiet, and Find Home

When Judith Valente, award-winning PBS religion journalist and celebrated poet, arrived at Mount St. Scholastica Monastery in Kansas, she came prepared to lead a workshop on poetry and the soul, but she faced a dilemma.

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