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July 19, 2016

Epping Elected Holy Cross Superior General

The General Chapter of the Congregation of Holy Cross elected Rev. Robert Epping, C.S.C., its 13th superior general on July 18, 2016.

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July 6, 2016

Ave Maria Press to Debut Several New Books at Catholic Marketing Network Trade Show

Ave Maria Press is debuting its first adult coloring book and its two newest series books at the Catholic Marketing Network trade show in Schaumburg, Illinois.

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June 17, 2016

Popcaks Honored by Couple to Couple League

Greg and Lisa Popcak, authors of Just Married and Then Comes Baby, have been named the 2016 recipients of the Fr. Richard M. Hogan Award by Couple to Couple League International

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June 6, 2016

McColman Named a Georgia Author of the Year

Carl McColman has been named Georgia author of the year in the inspirational-religious category for his book, Befriending Silence: Discovering the Gifts of Cistercian Spirituality.

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June 4, 2016

Three Ave Projects Earn Top Awards From The Catholic Press Association

Ave Maria Press authors and staff were among those recognized at the 2016 Catholic Press Association awards presented Friday night.

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May 23, 2016

Holy Cross Priests, Brothers Celebrate Jubilee Milestones

Twenty-seven members of the Congregation of Holy Cross, United States Province of Priests and Brothers, will celebrate jubilee milestones on Friday May 27, 2016.

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May 18, 2016

Johnson and Fenelon Books Win ACP Awards

Two books published by Ave Maria Press won top honors in the 2016 Association of Catholic Publishers Excellence in Publishing Awards.

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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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