Novalis – Catholic Focus


Novalis celebrates its first 75 years this year. Join host Cheridan Eygelaar and guests Joseph Sinasac, Publishing Director of Novalis, and Suzanne Spino, President of Bayard Canada, to find out about the remarkable story behind Canada’s largest religious publishing house.

Novalis: Breaking new ground

I love books. I love going to bookstores and agonizing over which book I’ll read first, what I will re-read next, and (perhaps a little dejectedly) thinking about all the books I haven’t read yet. Somewhere amidst all my nuttiness, I also manage to convince myself that if I could just sleep a few hours a night like some of the geniuses of recent history I could read so much more! But then, weariness takes hold and quickly I abandon my delusions and head straight for bed.

For me, books are an invitation to imagine, to dream, to be inspired. Once the cover has been flipped and I’ve dived into its pages, new horizons quickly unfold. What a wonderful opportunity: to be evangelized, to investigate the great mysteries, to experience the beauty and truth of the faith. Still, in the midst of this gift exchange between author and reader — there’s a silent partner. What about the people who find the authors, edit and ultimately get these works to the bookshelf? What’s their story?
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What was the last Catholic book you read?

What’s the last Catholic book you read? Or perhaps it’s better to ask how you read that last book. Was it online, or did you listen to it as an audio book? Or, do you still prefer to bench press your hard copy of the Summa? Do you break out your iPhone when you want to follow the readings during mass, or do you pick up your missal from the parish office?

On the latest Perspectives: The Weekly Edition, Pedro delves into the world of Catholic publishing with Joseph Sinasac, Publishing Director of Novalis, and Suzanne Spino, President of Bayard Canada. We learn the difference between big “C” Catholic publishing and little “c” catholic publishing. We also venture out onto the streets of Vancouver to find out what people are reading.

Join us for this discussion tonight on Perspectives Weekly at 7 and 11pm ET / 8pm PT. In the meantime, take part in the discussion on Facebook.

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