Father Scott Detisch Honored for “From Hero to Servant to Mystic…”

July 2, 2020


Father Detisch’s book just won First Place in the Catholic Press Association’s virtual convention this week in the Catholic Professional Category.  Congratulations, Father Detisch, for this well-deserved honor!

The purpose of the Catholic Press Awards is to acknowledge the outstanding work of its Publisher and Communication members as they strive to further the mission of the Church. On a daily basis they inform, inspire and educate readers keeping them connected to their faith, and telling the story of the Church. It is those contributions that are recognized through these awards.” [catholicpress.org]

Father Scott Detisch is an adjunct faculty member in Systematics and Liturgy, at Saint Mary Seminary and Graduate School of Theology. From Hero to Servant to Mystic: Navigating the Deeper Waters of Priestly Spirituality (Liturgical Press, Collegeville, Minnesota: https://litpress.org/Products/4470/From-Hero-to-Servant-to-Mystic “addresses both the initial and ongoing formation of priests by tracing three stages in how their spiritual lives unfold.” Father offers “seminarians, priests, spiritual directors, and clergy personnel directors a way of understanding the whole gamut of spiritual growth and development in priests by focusing on three major clusters of energies within men–the Hero, the Servant, and the Mystic….By applying these energies to their spiritual lives, priests will experience a different form of relationship with the person of Christ–the Hero, who offers his life for Christ; the Servant, who ministers with Christ; and the Mystic, who lives his life in Christ.”

“Father Scott Detisch is a priest of the Diocese of Erie, Pennsylvania. He has been involved in parish ministry and priestly formation for many years. He currently serves at St. John the Evangelist Church in Girard, Pennsylvania, and he is an adjunct faculty member at Saint Mary Seminary in Wickliffe, Ohio.”