As part of the International CMN Trade Show this July 18-21, 2017, award winning Catholic Author and speaker Mike Aquilina will present at the annual store luncheon taking place on Tuesday July 18th. The luncheon is part of the store “education day” and as is being sponsored by Ave Maria Press. “We enjoy being a part of the store education day and see the luncheon as an excellent way to support the vital work of Catholic retail,” said Karey Circosta, Vice President and Director of Sales & Marketing for Ave Maria.
Mike Aquilina has published hundreds of articles, essays, and reviews in periodicals such as First Things, Crisis, National Catholic Register, The Priest, Columbia, and Our Sunday Visitor. He frequently guests on TV and radio, including a weekly appearance on the Son Rise Morning Show. He is the author or editor of more than fifty books, including The Fathers of the Church, The Mass of the Early Christians, and Angels of God. He contributed work on early Christianity to the Encyclopedia of Catholic Social Thought. Aquilina has cohosted ten series on EWTN and hosted two documentaries. In 2015, Aquilina wrote the companion volume to the NBC miniseries A.D.: The Bible Continues. In 2016, he wrote the companion volume to the MGM remake of the movie Ben-Hur. He currently serves as the executive vice president of the St. Paul Center for Biblical Theology and lives in the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area with his wife, Terri and six children.
“We’re very excited about having Mike speak this year,” said Mary Ann Hutcherson, CMN Retail Specialist. He’s both a wonderful author and a very engaging speaker that I know our stores will enjoy.” “Ave Maria Press is a consistent sponsor for the store luncheon,” added CMN President Alan Napleton. “Over the past several years they have brought several of the most dynamic and popular presenters to the show and we greatly appreciate their support.”