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“Servant of God” Nicholas Black Elk featured in new biography

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (December 15, 2020)—Liturgical Press is pleased to announce the publication of Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Catechist, Saint—the twenty-fifth volume in its People of God series of popular biographies of Catholic Christian witnesses. Award-winning author Jon M. Sweeney recounts the life and spiritual paths of Black Elk, the legendary Oglala Lakota leader whose cause for canonization is now underway at the Vatican.
                Servant of God Nicholas Black Elk (1863—1950) is popularly celebrated for his fascinating spiritual life. How could one deeply spiritual man, serve as both a traditional Oglala Lakota medicine man and a Roman Catholic catechist and mystic? How did these two spiritual and cultural identities enrich his life? According to Damian Costello, author of Black Elk: Colonialism and Lakota Catholicism, and vice-postulator of the cause of canonization for Nicholas Black Elk, "Sweeney harnesses his gifts as a storyteller and puts Nicholas Black Elk where he belongs: with the greatest saints and mystics of the Christian tradition.”
                Jon M. Sweeney is an independent scholar and one of religion’s most respected writers. His many books include James Martin, SJ: In the Company of Jesus, in the “People of God” series; The Pope Who Quit, which was optioned by HBO; and The Pope’s Cat, a popular fiction series for children. He edited A Course in Christian Mysticism by Thomas Merton, published by Liturgical Press. Sweeney writes regularly for America in the US, and The Tablet in the UK. He is the publisher at Paraclete Press in Massachusetts, and lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, with his wife and daughters.

About the People of God series:

People of God is a series of inspiring biographies for the general reader. Each volume offers a compelling and honest narrative of the life of an important twentieth or twenty-first century Catholic. Some living and some now deceased, each of these women and men has known challenges and weaknesses familiar to most of us but responded to them in ways that call us to our own forms of heroism. Each offers a credible and concrete witness of faith, hope, and love to people of our own day.
                To see which volumes are currently available, and who is contributing to this engaging series, see the complete list below or visit https://litpress.org/people-of-god

Volumes in the series:
John XXIII: The Medicine of Mercyby Massimo Faggioli
Oscar Romero: Love Must Win Out by Kevin Clarke
Thomas Merton: Faithful Visionary by Michael W. Higgins
Francis: Bishop of Rome, Second Edition by Michael Collins
Jean Vanier: Logician of the Heart by Michael W. Higgins – Out of Print
Georges and Pauline Vanier: Mercy within Mercy by Mary Frances Coady – Out of Print
Flannery O’Connor: Fiction Fired by Faith by Angela O’Donnell
Martin Sheen: Pilgrim on the Way by Rose Pacatte, FSP
Dorothy Day: Love in Action by Patrick Jordan
Luis Antonio Tagle: Leading by Listening by Cindy Wooden
Joseph Bernardin: Seeking Common Ground by Steven P. Millies
Corita Kent: Gentle Revolutionary of the Heart by Rose Pacatte, FSP
Daniel Rudd: Calling a Church to Justice by Gary B. Agee
Helen Prejean: Death Row’s Nun by Joyce Duriga
Paul VI: Pilgrim Pope by Michael Collins
Thea Bowman: Faithful and Free by Maurice J. Nutt, CSsR
Shahbaz Bhatti: Martyr of the Suffering Church by John L. Allen, Jr.
Rutilio Grande: A Table for All by Rhina Guidos
Elizabeth Johnson: Questing for God by Heidi Schlumpf
Augustus Tolton: The Church Is the True Liberator by Joyce Duriga
Paul Farmer: Servant to the Poor by Jennie Weiss Block
Rosemary Nyirumbe: Sewing Hope in Uganda by María Ruiz Scaperlanda
James Martin, SJ: In the Company of Jesus by Jon M. Sweeney
Theodore Hesburgh, CSC: Bridge Builder by Edward P. Hahnenberg
Nicholas Black Elk: Medicine Man, Catechist, Saint by Jon M. Sweeney


About Liturgical Press:
Located at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press began publishing for the Church in 1926. Our staff is committed to providing religious and spiritual resources of the highest relevance and quality to Catholic parishes and individuals and to the academic community. Our imprints and publications include Liturgical Press Books, Liturgical Press Academic, Cistercian Publications, The Saint John’s Bible, Little Rock Scripture Study, and Give Us This Day.

For more information, please contact:
Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market
mverkuilen@litpress.org  ⸱ (320) 363-2227

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Liturgical Press receives 30 awards from Catholic Press Association

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (July 2020)—On behalf of its authors, Liturgical Press is honored to receive 26 book awards, including nine first place awards, from the Catholic Press Association (CPA). These winning titles recognize the best in Catholic publishing and are available directly from Liturgical Press. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

Liturgical Press authors received the following awards:

In addition to the book awards, Liturgical Press designer Monica Bokinskie was recognized with four awards in the catalog categories:

For more information please contact:

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and monastic markets

tdurheim026@litpress.org

(320) 363-2139

 

Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market

mverkuilen@litpress.org

(320) 363-2227

 

Cathy Donovan, associate publisher of Give Us This Day

codonovan@litpress.org

(320) 363-3655

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Liturgical Press authors earn eight awards at the 2020 Association of Catholic Publishers Awards

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (May 2020)—Liturgical Press is honored to be the publisher of eight award-winning books—the most of any publisher this year—in the Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) 2020 Excellence in Publishing Awards which recognizes the best in Catholic publishing. These winning titles are available directly from Liturgical Press and great booksellers. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

Liturgical Press books received awards in the following categories:

First-place winners are automatically entered in a special round of judging for the “Resource of the Year” which will be announced in late June by the Association of Catholic Publishers.

For more information please contact:

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and monastic markets
tdurheim026@litpress.org
(320) 363-2139

 

Michelle Verkuilen, associate publisher of parish market
mverkuilen@litpress.org
(320) 363-2227

 

Cathy Donovan, associate publisher of Give Us This Day
codonovan@litpress.org
(320) 363-3655

About Liturgical Press:

Located at Saint John’s Abbey in Collegeville, Minnesota, Liturgical Press began publishing for the Church in 1926. Our staff is committed to providing religious and spiritual resources of the highest relevance and quality to Catholic parishes and individuals and to the academic community. Our imprints and publications include Liturgical Press Books, Liturgical Press Academic, Cistercian Publications, The Saint John’s Bible, Little Rock Scripture Study, and Give Us This Day.

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The Mark volume from Wisdom Commentary Series
Wins Reference Book of the Year

COLLEGEVILLE, MINNESOTA (April 2020)—We are proud to announce that the Academy of Parish Clergy has awarded Mark in the Wisdom Commentary series the 2020 Reference Book of the Year.

The Academy of Parish Clergy is an international organization of clergy serving in faith communities of all sizes and settings.

The author of Mark, Warren Carter, the LaDonna Kramer Meinders Professor of New Testament at Phillips Theological Seminary in Tulsa, Oklahoma, will be honored along with the Top Five Reference Books on May 5 at 7 p.m. CDT via Zoom (https://zoom.us/j/816909757). A recording of the award ceremony will be available to watch following the live presentation.

The Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The sixty-volume collection makes the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all.

This winning title and the other volumes from the Wisdom Commentary series are available from your favorite bookstore or directly from Liturgical Press. Visit litpress.org or call 800-858-5450.

To learn more about the Academy of Parish Clergy visit www.apclergy.org.

For more information, please contact:

Tara Durheim, associate publisher of academic and monastic markets

tdurheim026@litpress.org

(320) 363-2139

About the Wisdom Commentary series:

Launched in 2015, the Wisdom Commentary series is the first scholarly collaboration to offer detailed feminist interpretation of every book of the Bible. The sixty-volume collection is led by general editor Barbara E. Reid, OP, in consultation with Athalya Brenner-Idan and Elisabeth Schüssler Fiorenza, and a team of editors making the best of current feminist biblical scholarship available in an accessible format to aid preachers and teachers in their advancement toward God’s vision of dignity, equality, and justice for all. The aim of this commentary is to provide feminist interpretation of every section of the Bible, in serious, scholarly engagement with the whole text from a feminist perspective. A central concern is how the text is heard and understood by men and women today. At the same time, this commentary aims to be faithful to the ancient text. To see which volumes are currently available, and who is contributing to this ground-breaking series, visit wisdomcommentary.org.

Liturgical Press Statement Regarding Jean Vanier

We at Liturgical Press, like so many of you, are appalled by the recent news of Jean Vanier’s having sexually abused a number of women. We abhor the abuse Vanier inflicted. We stand with the women who named him and with the members of L'Arche throughout the world.

We are committed to the values of treating each person with dignity and respect. Please pray with us for the healing of survivors, their families, and L’Arche communities around the world.

Liturgical Press will no longer publish or distribute books featuring the life or writing of Jean Vanier.

For more information, please see the statement from L’Arche International.

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