A Place to Belong: Letters from Catholic Women Named ACP 2022 Resource of the Year

Posted By: Therese Brown ACP Member News, Awards,

BALTIMORE, MD —The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is proud to announce that A Place to Belong: Letters from Catholic Women, edited by Corynne Staresinic and published by Pauline Books and Media, has been named “Resource of the Year” in its annual “Excellence in Publishing Award” competition.

The judges noted that this beautifully conceived and designed book which is directed toward young women seekers is a personal, honest, sincere, and faithful telling of the spiritual lives by and of women. The publisher describes the book as an “anthology of deeply personal letters, wisdom from women saints, inspiring quotes, reflection questions, art, photography, and prayers that explores what it means to be a woman of faith today.”  

The runners-up for the Resource of the Year Award are Memento Mori: An Advent Companion on the Last Things by Theresa Aletheia Noble, FSP, also from Pauline Books & Media, and A Biblical Walk Through the Mass, Revised Edition by Dr. Edward Sri, from Ascension.

The Resource of the Year is judged by a three-person panel. They evaluate the first-place winners of the Excellence in Publishing Awards in 16 different categories based on 8 criteria that address audience appeal, potential impact on Catholic thinking, action, and faith/spirituality, and whether it would be a Catholic “classic” or best seller. A Place to Belong was the first-place winner in the Inspirational category.

The Association of Catholic Publishers (ACP) is a membership organization of Catholic publishers, those who provide services to Catholic publishers, and individuals who work with Catholic publishers. The ACP provides opportunities for members to further the Catholic publishing industry, promote Catholic publishing and reading, and engage those they interact with, including retailers, pastoral leaders, individual customers, and staff.