Ignatius Book Fairs: Meet The Two Visionaries Behind the New Catholic Book Fair

In a world where countless titles and book fairs clamor for attention, Ignatius Book Fairs provides a sanctuary of virtue and faith. Ignatius Book Fairs is led by two Catholic visionaries who fight to provide enriching literature for families. These individuals are Mark Middendorf, President of Ave Maria University, and Fr. Joseph Fessio of Ignatius Press, whose partnership has provided numerous schools with a book fair that nourishes the mind, uplifts the spirit, and guides the soul along the path of faith.  

A Book Fair Partnership Rooted in Faith

At the helm of Ave Maria University, Mark Middendorf’s leadership is guided by his Catholic ideals. As the President of AMU, Middendorf's vision extends beyond academia, championing literature that nurtures the soul and forms young minds in the truth. His dedication to fostering an environment where faith and education intertwine makes him a prominent figure in the world of Catholic literature. His partnership with Ignatius Book Fairs ensures that each title embodies the values cherished by Ave Maria University.

“Through the partnership of the Book Fair, Ave Maria University and Ignatius Press are going to bring that same formation to students who will receive help in forming their intellects in the love of truth, their will in the love of God, and their hearts.” —AMU President Mark Middendorf

Fr. Joseph Fessio: The Catholic Priest Behind the Book Fair

Fr. Joseph Fessio, founder of Ignatius Press, has been a prominent figure in Catholic publishing since he founded Ignatius Press in 1978. With a steadfast commitment to upholding the teachings of the Catholic Church, Fr. Fessio has dedicated his life to curating a collection of books that inspire readers of all ages. His leadership ensures that each title featured at Ignatius Book Fairs reflects the highest standards of Christian virtue, making them not only safe for children but also enriching for families seeking wholesome entertainment.

Together, Middendorf and Fr. Fessio have provided wholesome literature to countless readers, each book being a testament to the richness of authentic Christianity. As families and educators seek safe and edifying content for their children, they can trust that each title at Ignatius Book Fairs provides their child with virtuous role models and wholesome stories.

To get your hands on these amazing reads, visit an Ignatius Book Fair or shop online at shop.ignatiusbookfairs.com. May God Bless You!

At Ignatius Book Fairs, we aim to foster a love of reading and ensure children can access literature that aligns with Catholic values. We believe in the transformative power of books to mold character and enrich minds. That’s why we offer a thoughtfully curated selection of Christian as well as non-religious works that inspire, educate, and allow children to explore the complementary nature of faith and literature.

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