BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Anthonian magazine won three awards at the 2007 Catholic Media Convention held here last month. Two of these went to communications staff memberOctavio Duran who won recognition for his articles on the work of Matthew Pravetz andAnthony Wilson, a friar working in the slums of Lima, Peru. His awards are:
- Second place: Best Essay, Religious Order Magazine for “Anatomy of a Friar Professor” which appeared in the Dec. 2006 issue of The Anthonian.
- Third place: Best essay, Religious Order Magazine, “Touched by Poverty,” in the September 2006 issue.
The Anthonian also won third place for best feature article in a religious order magazine for “When I was in Prison” by Janet Gianopoulos which appeared in the Sept. 2006 issue. The article included featured Siena College’s Mathew Conlin, Dennis Tamburello, Julian Davies, Kevin Mullen, as well as several professors. Janet, director of news services at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y., was a member of the communications staff of St. Anthony’s Guild from 1990 to 1998.
Octavio said, “I am very proud to be part of the staff of The Anthonian, because it is through this publication that we share Love at Work with all those who support our different ministries. These awards belong to all the staff and especially to the real winners, Matthew and Tony Wilson. Their outstanding presence in their ministries made the stories be recognized by the Catholic Press Association.
The winners were announced May 25 during the Catholic Media Convention, held annually by the Catholic Press Association.