- The Word Among Us
The Word Among Us is a monthly Christian devotional magazine aimed primarily at a
Catholicaudience. As of 2008 there are 300,000 monthly subscribers in North America, 500,000 worldwide. The Word Among Us is produced in 13 languages and distributed to 100 countries.
The Word Among Us is designed to help people to pray and read Scripture. The format of the magazine is simple. It consists of feature articles based on a selected theme and daily meditations based upon the readings of the day in the Catholic Church. Articles and meditations are written by a team of people. Its appeal is to its predominantly Roman Catholic audience.
The Word Among Us also has a Book Press division, which publishes Catholic literature.
Since 1989 the Word Among Us has supported prisoners and the military with free literature, books, and magazines.
The Word Among Us is a not-for-profit organization. Jeff Smith is the President, Joseph Difato is the Publisher.
The first edition was published in December 1981 by members of the
Mother of God Communityliving in Washington, United States. Under the editorship of Joseph Difato, it quickly became the community's prime cash engine and was translated into several languages and distributed worldwide. Articles and meditations were originally written by members of the community. It also carried the Imprimaturfrom the Archdiocese of Washington which increased its appeal to its predominantly Roman Catholic audience.
After the reorganization of the Mother of God Community in 1996, Joseph Difato formally left the community taking the rights to the magazine with him.
The Word Among Us no longer carries the imprimatur.
* [http://www.wau.org/ Official website of The Word Among Us magazine]
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