Four Ave Maria Press authors were given 2018 Excellence in Publishing Awards by the Association of Catholic Publishers during at event Tuesday night at the Sheen Center in New York City.

Joyce Rupp received first place in the prayer and spirituality category for Prayer Seeds. The book also was given a first-place award from the Catholic Press Association earlier this month.

Gerard F. Baumbach’s The Way of Catechesis tied for first place in the resources for ministry category. His book earned a second-place award from CPA.

Two other books earned second-place honors.

Lift Up Your Heart by Rev. John Burns took second in the inspirational category. The book won first at CPA.

Hosffman Ospino and his book, El Credo, were awarded second place in the Spanish category.

Each category was judged by a three-person panel.

Award-winning Books

Prayer Seeds
Lift Up Your Heart
The Way of Catechesis
El Credo