Loyola Press digital initiatives recognized by Catholic Press Association’s Gabriel Awards


CHICAGO, May 2020—Loyola Press-owned websites and social media received recognition in the 2020 Gabriel Awards presented by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The Gabriel Awards recognize the best of the best in film, broadcasting, and cross-platform media.

IgnatianSpirituality.com won first place in the Best Blog category while CatechistsJourney.com received second place. A social media campaign posted on Loyola Press’ Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram received an Honorable Mention in the Best Social Media Campaign of the Year.

IgnatianSpirituality.com, now on its eleventh year, offers information on and experiences of Ignatian spirituality from Jesuit and Ignatian sources around the world. Popular blog posts on the website are written by leading Ignatian voices, including some of Loyola Press’ authors.

CatechistsJourney.com, led by National Consultant for Faith Formation and author Joe Paprocki, shares the journey of teaching the Catholic faith. The website offers resources for teachers and catechists while also showcasing the voices of catechists and Catholic faith formation leaders with engaging blog posts.

Inspired by Vinita Hampton Wright’s book Small Simple Ways: An Ignatian Daybook for Healthy Spiritual Living, Loyola Press launched the Small Simple Ways to Grow Spiritually social media campaign in the fall of 2019. The 5-week campaign aimed to help social media audiences focus on the spiritual practices of St. Ignatius featured in the book and help them put these principles into everyday life.

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