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Fr. James Baraniak, O. Praem., in the St. Norbert Abbey bell tower | Jerry Turba, photographer | Laura Treichel, art director | Susan Allen, editor | The St. Norbert Abbey Communications Team

St. Norbert Abbey’s “Best Single Photo”

July 9, 2018

At the Catholic Press Association’s 2018 Catholic Media Conference held in Green Bay June 12-15, this photo from the St. Norbert Abbey bell tower took third place in the “Best Single Photo” category among all magazine submissions from U.S. and Canada Catholic press.

As the highlight of a feature entitled, “Hark, the Glad Sound!”, the photo was submitted by St. Norbert College Magazine staff after it first appeared in the Summer 2017 issue (page 15).

According to the judges’ notes:

The perspective is extremely unique and highlights not only the size and quantity of the bells, but the intricacy of the engravings and the mechanism that runs them. The colors of the aging bells are are also nicely offset by the whites of the priests robes, and although older show through as bright and vibrant.

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