From that humble beginning as the brainchild of young parish priest Father (later Archbishop) John Noll in a small Midwest town, we've grown to be the largest English-language Catholic publishing house in the world, encompassing periodicals, pamphlets, books, bibles, curriculum, religious education aids, parish offertory envelopes (and parish online giving) and a host of other products that touch the lives of millions of Catholics in the United States every week.
And OSV Newsweekly has become the No. 1 independent Catholic newspaper in the United States, and one of the last remaining true weeklies.
Earlier today, the presidents of our two divisions sent out an email to all OSV employees at our Huntington, Ind., headquarters, our plant in Ohio and our office in Orlando, Fla., with this request:
As we prepare for our centenary celebration next year, let us keep in mind Archbishop John Noll and his founding charism to serve the Church, inform and form the laity and help Catholics to bear witness to their faith in society.
President, Our Sunday Visitor Publishing
President, Our Sunday Visitor Offertory Solutions
Please keep us and our work in your prayers! For a brief history of OSV, check out this link.
The image above is the front page of the May 5, 1912 issue — Vol. 1, No. 1.