Saint Meinrad Archabbey

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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 been found.

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.