Publications division to suspend operations
March 06, 2017
Archabbot Kurt Stasiak, OSB, announced to affected co-workers on
March 2, 2017, that the Publications division of Abbey Press will
suspend its operations by June 30.
Although it was initially decided to keep open the Publications
division, which produces the CareNotes line of booklets, Elf-help
and other books, and Deacon Digest magazine, a solid plan
to ensure the division would continue to operate profitably has not
The Publications division, which employs five co-workers, has
long received support and assistance from other departments at
Abbey Press. Without that support, it became more difficult to make
certain the division could be successful.
As with the announcement in December of the closing of the two
other divisions of Abbey Press, the Publications co-workers will
receive generous severance packages, and employment and counseling
services to assist with the transition.
Further decisions about the Publications products will be made
in the near future.