|Liguori elects new president|
|Written by Taylor Berglund|
|Monday, 28 September 2015 09:45 AM America/New_York|
Liguori Publications’ board of directors elected Father Byron Miller as president, effective Sept. 14. Miller, the former executive director of the National Seelos Shrine in New Orleans, succeeds Father Donald Willard, who served as Liguori’s president for two years.
At Liguori, Miller said he planned to promote the gospel using new and diverse methods. He also invited discussion and partnership with parish leaders and others involved in the work of evangelism.
Miller said he was “happy” to serve as Liguori’s president.
“As we approach our 70th year of publishing (in 2017) at this location, we will continue to build on our rich legacy in new and innovative ways,” said Miller. “We are at our best when we connect pastorally with people in the marketplace, the pews and any setting. The opportunities are limitless whenever we can represent the truth of the Gospel. It’s what we’re called to do as Redemptorists.”
Miller was born in Crowley, Louisiana, and was ordained a Redemptorist priest in 1990. He served in retreat ministry with young adults and as a parish priest at two culturally diverse parishes, Holy Ghost in Houston and St. Gerard in San Antonio. He also has been a vocation director and the local superior for the San Antonio community of Redemptorists.
In 2000, the province appointed Miller as the executive director of the National Shrine of Blessed Francis Xavier Seelos in New Orleans. He also became the vice-postulator of the sainthood cause for Father Seelos, a Redemptorist who died in 1867.
Virgil Tipton, Liguori’s publisher, was pleased with Miller’s appointment.
“Fr. Byron has worked among the faithful for more than two decades,” said Virgil Tipton, Liguori’s publisher. “He knows the challenges parishes face in evangelizing and teaching. We’re excited about having his insight as we develop faith-formation programs and solutions that make it easier for parishes to offer meaningful faith experiences.”