The Catholic Press Association recently announced its annual publication awards, praising Fr. Mark’s Meditations on Vatican Art as a “beautifully illustrated meditative retreat.” This authorial debut received first-place awards in the categories of Spirituality Hardcover and in Design and Production. The judges commended the book for its aesthetic elegance saying, “We were immediately drawn to the art on the jacket from Caravaggio’s masterpiece The Deposition of Christ. The page layouts are exceptional, as is the type used.” The judges also awarded Meditations on Vatican Art second place in the First-Time Authors’ category. It is rare for one title to receive numerous awards, so it quite an accomplishment that Meditations on Vatican Art achieved three! Fr. Mark, who is hard at work on his second book, Meditations on Vatican Art: Angels, was excited to hear the news. “I am greatly humbled and honored by this enthusiastic response from the Catholic Press Association,” he commented. “It is my hope that many more people may come to know Christ by reflecting on the inspired art of the Vatican Museums.” Congratulations Fr. Mark!