Monastery Book Wins Northeastern Minnesota Book Award

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Monastery Book Wins Northeastern Minnesota Book Award

The Monastery’s recent publication Saved by Beauty: Sister Mary Charles McGough, OSB, won a first-place award in the category of Art/Photography at the Northeastern Minnesota Book Awards ceremony held May 21, 2015, at the University of Minnesota Duluth Kirby Ballroom.

The ceremony honored books published in 2014 in six different categories: Memoir and Creative Nonfiction, Poetry, General Nonfiction, Children’s Literature, Fiction, and Art/Photography.

Saved by Beauty Wins Book Award for Art and Photography

Left to right: Meridith Schifsky, who selected art for the book, lead author John Schifsky, and contributing author Sister Lois Eckes are pictured above at the ceremony. Contributing authors Peter Spooner and Rev. Dustin Lyon were unable to attend. Winners received $200, a commemorative plaque, and book seals announcing the award.

Saved by Beauty celebrates the life and art of Sister Mary Charles McGough (1925-2007). Images in the book feature woodcuts, watercolors, sculpture, and icons. Narratives include an essay by Sister Mary Charles, a section on her work at “the Barn,” an essay on iconography, an essay on her work as an artist, and a biography.

Books are $25 and available at the Monastery Book and Gift Shop or by ordering:

Photo by Derek Montgomery Photography





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