Aggiornamento Award

The 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 Saint John XXIII (1881-1963).

2023 Aggiornamento Award Winner - Marian Press



Our Aggiornamento Award recipient this year is Marian Press of Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception.

Since 1945, Marian Press, the publishing apostolate of the Congregation of Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception of the Most Blessed Virgin Mary (founded in Poland by St. Stanislaus Papczynski in 1670, and today serving in 18 countries), has published and distributed millions of religious books, magazines, brochures, and pamphlets that teach, encourage, and edify Catholics around the world. As Marian Press publications promote the ministry and work of the Marians, they seek to have a lasting impact on the life, devotion, and doctrinal development of the Catholic Church.

Based on Eden Hill in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, Marian Press is best known as the exclusive publisher of the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and the leading authority of the Divine Mercy message and devotion. In addition to the Diary, Marian Press bestsellers in recent years have included spiritual classics Consecration to Saint Joseph by Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC (2019) and Understanding Divine Mercy by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC (2021); After Suicide: There's Hope for Them and for You by Fr. Chris Alar, MIC and Fr. Jason Lewis, MIC (2019), which introduced a whole new depth and dimension to the ancient work of mercy of praying for the dead, rooting it firmly in the writings of saints and orthodox theologians; and 33 Days to Morning Glory by Fr. Michael Gaitley, MIC (2012), which helped launch a renewal of Marian Consecration across the world, spawned many imitators, and helped encourage a renewed interest in St. Louis de Montfort’s own writings.

Dr. Joe McAleer is the Editorial Director of Marian Press.


Past Aggiornamento Award Recipients

2022 Lighthouse Catholic Media

2021 CRRA

2020 FORMED (website)

2019 Fr. Peter John Cameron

2018 Fr. James Martin

2017 Fr. Patrick Martin

2016 The Marian Library

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

2008 Monsignor Joseph M. Champlin

2007 Reverend Andrew M. Greeley (website)

2006 RENEW International (website)

2005 Edwina Gateley (website)

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