This morning began with some wonderful news for us here at World Library Publications. The annual Book Award Winners, granted by the Catholic Press Association, were announced.
WLP received six awards.
Paul Turner's Pastoral Companion to the Roman Missal received two first place awards, one in the "Liturgy" category and the other in the "Professional Books" category. Congratulations, Paul. Archbishop Arthur Roche, who yesterday was named Secretary of the Congregation of Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments in Rome, wrote the book's foreword.
Bryan Cones' Daily Mass Intercessions 2012 won a third place award in the "liturgy" category. Congratulations to Bryan.
In the "Catalog" category, WLP won a first place award for Fall Catalog 2011 and a third place award for Spanish and Bilingual Resources Catalog.
And the first place award in the "Design and Production" category was given to WLP's Roman Missal-Deluxe Edition.
In granting this award for WLP's Missal, the Catholic Press Association had this to say: "This is indeed a beautiful book and is a fine illustration of the bookmaker's art. Impressive is the only word we can think of to describe this Roman Missal. From the rich maroon buckram cover stamped in gold to its heavily gilded page ends, the volume exudes quality. The page designs are excellent as is the type selection and the selection of paper."
The gratitude I feel in my heart extends to too many people to name here. I am so proud of our team here at WLP and our talented authors. Congratulations, everybody!
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.