Franciscan

SAM earns 12 national awards

"We had a great showing for Franciscan Media at the convention for the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada, in Quebec City," reports John Feister, Editor-in-Chief of St. Anthony Messenger magazine. John shared this list of awards presented to the magazine, its staffers and contributors. "Congratulations to everyone, all departments, who has a hand in producing a magazine recognized as one of the finest on the continent! Special congrats to Katie Carroll, Fr. Pat McCloskey, OFM, Toni Cashnelli, and Fr. Jim Van Vurst, OFM.

Overall award:
Second Place: Magazine of the Year: National General Interest Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger

Specific awards:
First Place: Best Magazine Editorial, "Minding what Matters," by Kathleen M. Carroll
First Place: Best In-Depth/Analysis Writing: Analysis, "What Ramadan taught me about Lent," by Joe McHugh
First Place: Best Feature Article: General Interest Magazine, "Franciscan Respite for Refugees," by Toni Cashnelli
Second Place: Magazine/Newsletter of the Year: National General Interest Magazine, St. Anthony Messenger
Second Place: Best Regular Column: Spiritual Life, "Ask a Franciscan," by Pat McCloskey, OFM
Second Place: Best Illustration, Either with Art Work or Photography, "Bags," by Jon Krause
Second Place: Best Personality Profile: Person of Interest, "The Legacy of St. Maria Goretti," by Rita E. Piro
Second Place: Best Short Story, "My Father is Beautiful," by Liz Dolan
Third Place: Best Layout of Article or Column: General Interest Magazine, "Flavors of the Bible," by Jeanne Kortekamp
Third Place: Best Essay Originating with a Magazine or Newsletter: General Interest Magazine, "Mary’s Loneliness," by Jim Van Vurst, OFM
Honorable Mention: Best Essay Originating with a Magazine or Newsletter: General Interest Magazine, "The Road to Easter," by Mary Sharon Moore

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