In January 2013, the Province of St. Albert the Great launched “New Priory Press” — a successor of the “old” priory press, founded in the 1930s. During its heyday, the Priory Press published textbooks and scholarly works by many Dominican authors, including Walter Farrell, who wrote his famous “Companion to the Summa.”
The New Priory Press will continue this tradition by focusing on Dominican theology, spirituality and history. It will publish on-demand hard copies and electronic versions of its publications. “Our goal will be to make available both new works and out-of-print classics that are now difficult to obtain,” said Fr. Charles Bouchard, O.P., Provincial. “Making these works available in both printed and digital format will make them accessible to a much broader audience.”
New titles scheduled to appear in 2013 include the autobiography and a volume entitled, “What Every Preacher Needs to Know,” by Fr. Benedict Ashley, O.P. well-known bioethicist and philosopher and the province’s oldest member; a collection of short stories and artwork by Fr. George Reynolds, O.P., retired pastor of Aquinas Newman Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico; and “Catherine of Siena: Doctor of the Church,” by Giacinto D’Urso, translated by Fr. Thomas McDermott, O.P..
Watch http://newpriorypress.com/ for publication of these and other works as well as for guidelines for authors’ submissions.