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Aggiornamento Award

award_agg_smThe Aggiornamento Award, established in 1980, is presented by the Parish and Community Library Services Section through the Aggiornamento Award Committee. It is awarded annually in recognition of an outstanding contribution made by an individual or an organization for the renewal of parish and community life in the spirit of Blessed John XXIII (1881-1963).

2016 Aggiornamento Award Winner – The Marian Library

The Catholic Library Association is excited to announce The Marian Library as the recipient of the 2016 Aggironamento Award Winner.  The Marian Library was founded by the Marianists of the University of Dayton in 1943 to make the Blessed Virgin Mary better known, loved, and served. It is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on Mary. It serves the research needs of faculty and students of the International Marian Research Institute and of the broader University of Dayton community, and of visitors throughout the world. The Award will be presented to the Marian Library at the 2016 CLA Convention in conjunction with the National Catholic Educators Association Convention and Expo being held March 29-31, 2016 in San Diego, CA.

Past Aggiornamento Award Recipients

2015   Doug Keck (read more)

2014   Susan Muto

2013   Sr. Ann Shields

2012   Reverend Anthony F. Rigoli, OMI

2011   Reverend Robert Barron

2010   Oregon Catholic Press (website)

2009   Allan Figueroa Deck, SJ (read more)

2008   Monsignor Joseph M. Champlin

2007   Reverend Andrew M. Greeley (website) (read more)

2006   RENEW International (website) (read more)

2005   Edwina Gateley (website) (read more)

2004   Reverend William J. Bausch

2003   Gabe Huck

2002   Reverend Robert J. Hater

2001   Maureen Gallagher

2000   St. Anthony Messenger Press

1999   Liguori Publications

1998   Pauline Books and Media

1997   Scepter Press

1996   Bishop Thomas J. Welsh

1995   Our Sunday Visitor

1994   Resource Publications

1993   Anthony Scannell, OFM Cap.

1992   Phyllis Vos Wezeman

1991   Twenty-Third Publications

1990   Monsignor Philip J. Murnion

1989   Sister Mariella Frye

1988   Orbis Books

1987   Matthew R. Wilt

1986   Mary Page Irwin

1985   Monsignor Charles Dollen

1984   Jane Hindman

1983   Claudia Carlin, IHM

1982   Reverend Angelo U. Garbin

1981   Bernadette Young

1980   Reverend Vincent Schneider

Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2009

deckAggiornamento Award Presented to Fr. Allan Deck

The Parish and Community Library Services Section of the Catholic Library Association honored Rev. Allan Figueroa Deck, S.J., Director of the Office for Cultural Diversity in the Church, USCCB, with the annual Aggiornamento Award. Fr. Deck received the awawrd at the Opening Awards Dinner at the Hyatt Regency Orange County Hotel in Anaheim, California on Tuesday evening, April 14. The Aggiornamento Award has been presented annually since 1980 by the Parish and Community Library Services Section to honor an individual or organization who has made an outstanding contribution to the goals of the Section and to the growth and renewal of parish and community librarianship in the spirit of Blessed John XXIII.

Father Deck, formerly President/Executive Director of the Loyola Institute for Spirituality in Orange, California, and superior of the Jesuit Community of Orange, Calif., holds numerous degrees, including: a Ph.D. in Spanish and Latin American Studies from St. Louis University, Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology in Berkeley, a Diploma in Pastoral Ministry from the Brazilian Development Institute, a Licentiate in Sacred Theology and a Doctorate in Sacred Theology, both from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He founded the Academy of Catholic Hispanic Theologians, was first President of the National Catholic Council for Hispanic Ministry, consultant to the U.S. Bishops’ Committee of Hispanic Affairs and served on the Board of Directors of Catholic Charities.

His career encompasses teaching at Loyola Marymount and Barry Universities, and the Jesuit School of Theology. His writings include The Second Wave: Hispanic Ministry and the Evangelization of Cultures and, with Jay P. Dolan, Hispanic Catholic Culture in the United States: Issues and Concerns.

Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2007

The Parish and Community Library Services Section honored Reverend Andrew M. Greeley as the 28th recipient of the Aggiornamento Award at the Aggiornamento Award Breakfast on Wednesday, April 11 at 8:00 AM in Harbor View I Room of the Sheraton Inner Harbor Hotel. The Aggiornamento Award recognizes the renewal of parish and community life in the spirit of Blessed John XXIII.

Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2006

award_agg_2006_broughRENEW International has been named the 2006 Aggiornamento Award recipient. RENEW International fosters spiritual renewal, evangelization, and the transformation of the world through parish-based small Christian communities. Its parish renewal process and small Christian community materials offer spiritual formation and motivation to help people courageously live out their faith and give witness to Jesus Christ through training, materials, and a network of pastoral support.

Director, Michael Brough, accepted the award at the Aggiornamento Award Breakfast on Wednesday, April 19, 2006 in Atlanta.

Aggiornamento Award - Recipient for 2005

award_agg_2005_gateleyEdwina Gateley is dedicated to following the call of God in her life.

Following this call has taken her to the teaching and mission fields of East Africa, sojourning into the Sahara Desert, and the wilderness to pray. Gateley established a school for girls in Uganda, founding the Volunteer Missionary Movement, befriending and ministering to the prostitutes and street people of Chicago. Again, putting the Good News into action, Gateley established Genesis House, a place of nurturing and healing for women trapped in lives of prostitution. She is dedicated to spreading the message that “God Is with Us.”

Edwina Gateley is a poet, theologian, artist, writer, lay minister, and modern-day mystic. She is a prophet in the true sense of the word. She currently ministers to prostitutes and street people in Chicago. Gateley holds a Masters in Theology, and certification as an HIV Counselor.

Edwina speaks at workshops, conferences, and retreats in the USA, Canada, Britain, and Ireland.

Go to Edwina Gateley’s website


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