Loyola Press Publishing Company recently released information regarding the annual literary award given by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada. The book Ignatian Pedagogy: Classic and Contemporary Texts on Jesuit Education from St. Ignatius to Today edited by Fr. José Alberto Mesa SJ, international secretary of Secondary and Pre-Secondary Education for the Society of Jesus, was awarded second place in the category Reference Books.
The book, currently available only in English, is a systematized compilation of the most relevant texts on Ignatian Pedagogy, from documents written by St. Ignatius himself to more contemporary texts and has been described as “an essential resource for anyone interested in the origin, development and contemporary understanding of Jesuit Education”. (booktopia.com.au).
This acknowledgement encourages us to continue working for Jesuit Education. In the specific case of this book, I would like to highlight the work of the Loyola Press publishing house, which in true apostolic spirit dedicated itself to creating a text which was easy to read and which would encourage so many people who would like to know more about and deepen their understanding of the educational tradition of the Society of Jesus. This is a tradition which is still alive today thanks to the work of so many lay people and Jesuits around the world. We are currently working on the Spanish edition of the book which we hope to have ready soon” Fr. Mesa.
The Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada (CPA) is a group which is more than 10 years old and which brings together about 600 members linked to the media of communication and written press in order to offer the best communication of relevant content in public opinion from a Catholic perspective. Each year they organize an award under various categories.
In the case of the award granted to Fr. Mesa, it was given in the category B16 REFERENCE BOOKS: Books that provide in-depth resources in an encyclopedic or dictionary format.
Ignatian Pedagogy is extremely readable. Makes research of the subject easy and pleasant while imparting knowledge. A pleasantly readable typeface and line spacing help make this a valued reference.” The jury, 2018 Book Award Winners
How to obtain a copy of the book?
Currently a physical copy of the book can be purchased in some online bookstores, for example Amazon or Booktopia
Hard Cover: 600 Pages
Editor: Loyola Press (August 1st, 2017)
Language: English (Coming soon in Spanish)
Dimensions: 6.2 x 1.4 x 9.1 inches
To see the full list of winners of the 2018 Book Award full, please click here