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 Blessed John XXIII (1881-1963).

2017 Aggiornamento Award Winner - Fr. Patrick Martin

11/2/2016

Fr. Patrick MartinThe Catholic Library Association is excited to announce Fr. Patrick Martin as the 2017 Aggiornamento Award Recipient. Father Patrick A. Martin is a missionary priest who has been traveling the world for 30 years, spreading the word about human suffering. He was born in Maine, the 17th in a family of 22 children. He was struck by meningitis at the age of nine, losing his sight, his memory, and his ability to walk. With a lot of help, he relearned what he had lost and regained the use of his legs, but still only has pinpoint vision. In 1969 he first learned of the resources that were available for blind people. He went to the library and started reading recorded books. Eventually he earned a degree in English Literature and a Master’s Degree in Library Science. Father Pat now visits parishes all over the world and presents Parish Mission Programs, many of which are recorded live as they are given and are available to everyone on the internet. The Award will be presented to Fr. Martin at the 2017 CLA Convention in conjunction with the National Catholic Educational Association Convention and Expo being held April 18-20, 2017 in St. Louis, MO.

 

Past Aggiornamento Award Recipients

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