About Orbis Books

Orbis Books – a leader in religious publishing since 1970 – offers a wide range of books on prayer, spirituality, Catholic life, theology, mission and current affairs.

The publishing arm of the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers, Orbis Books addresses a broad readership exploring the global dimensions of faith, inviting dialogue with diverse cultures and traditions, and serving the cause of reconciliation and peace.

MARYKNOLL Magazine regularly highlights select book titles that readers may enjoy or find inspiring. We invite you to explore the featured publications below.


Robert Ellsberg, Publisher


Orbis Books News & Releases
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Soul Seeing

Orbis Book Spotlight || Robert Ellsberg, the publisher of Orbis Books, asked me to write this preview, even though this book is “my baby.” That is, it’s...

By Michael Leach / Nov 1, 2018

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God's Quad

Orbis Book Spotlight || With contributors from five continents, this book explores the power and potential of small Christian communities for Catholic college...

By Jill O'Brien / Sep 1, 2018

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Pope Francis: The Courage To Be Happy and Rejoice and be Glad

Orbis Books Spotlight || What do the pope’s messages to young people and his call to holiness have in common? For one thing, they are both the subjects of new titles...

By Robert Ellsberg / Jul 1, 2018

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The Way of Kindness

Orbis Book Spotlight || The Way of Kindness is the second in a series of writings on virtues that enrich and transform us. The first was The Way of Gratitude....

By Michael Leach / May 1, 2018