the cardinal sin catholic book awards

I got a text message last night from our friend-priest who officiated our wedding.

Fr. Salvador Agualada Jr., or simply Fr. Buddy to me and my husband, is a gifted young priest who has always been passionate about writing. Back when we were still in Claret School of Quezon City, I would often ask for a copy of his homily so I could read it over and over again. His teachings are always soul-stirring, touching you to the depth of your soul. And his message last night did not come as a surprise at all --- his book entitled Stirrings of a Heart in Prayer won the Best Book in the Emerging Author Category in the Cardinal Sin Catholic Book Awards given last night during the 2008 Catholic Mass Media Awards. The criteria used was content (originality of development of topic, accuracy, clarity and organization) - 60%, writing style - 20%, and book design - 20%.

Stirrings of a Heart in Prayer is a compilation of Fr. Buddy's poetry, homilies, essays and other literary pieces. In this book, he shares to his readers his dreams, questions, experiences, hopes and a lot more about himself.

Fr. Buddy is currently the School Director of Claret School of Quezon City. Congratulations father! Gino and I hope to visit you soon.

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