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ICS honored with two awards for Little Flower rosary prayer book

GREEN BAY, Wisconsin—For the past five consecutive years, new books from ICS Publications have been honored for excellence by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.

With hundreds of entries in dozens of categories from many publishing houses (most much larger than we are!), it’s especially heartening for ICS Publications to be recognized by our peers and the judges for excellence in our publishing efforts.

The CPA Book Awards, given for titles published in the previous year, are presented at the conclusion of the annual CPA Media Conference, which was held this year in June in Green Bay, Wis.

This year’s dual winner for ICS Publications was The Rosary with St. Thérèse of Lisieux. It’s the first release in a new series, featuring the writings of Carmelite saints together with Scripture reflections on each mystery. ICS Editorial Director Patricia Lynn Morrison is the series editor.

The Rosary with St. Thérèse of Lisieux was honored with Second Place in the category Prayer/Collections of Prayers, and with Third Place for Best Book from a Small Publisher.

Judges praised the book as “a small but rich spiritual treasure,” adding that “there are a number of citations from the writings of St. Thérèse in conjunction with the scriptural readings, which contribute to greater prayer and insights into the mystery of love of God.”


ICS Publications Award winners from previous years are:

2017: The Way of Transformation: Saint Teresa of Avila on the Foundation and Fruit of Prayer by Benedictine Father Mark O’Keefe. The book took Third Place in the category Best Book from a Small Publisher.

Fr. O’Keefe’s earlier book with ICS Publications, Love Awakened by Love: The Liberating Ascent of St. John of the Cross, took Second Place in the same category in 2015.

2016:  The Divine Adventure: St. Teresa of Avila’s Journeys and Foundations, which won three awards: First Place for Best Coffee Table/Religious Art book, Third Place for Best Book from a Small Publisher, and Honorable Mention for Design & Production.

2015:  Edith Stein: Letters to Roman Ingarden, translated by Hugh Candler Hunt, Collected Works of Edith Stein, vol. 12 (Third Place), and

2014: The Ascent of Mount Carmel: Reflections, by Father Marc Foley, OCD (Second Place).