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Stories of Impact

2023 Milestones

Take a look back at some of Word on Fire’s greatest moments from the last year—all made possible through the support of our generous donors. Through all these projects, the Holy Spirit is actively transforming hearts and leading people to a deeper relationship with Christ.

64,000 Rosaries in May

We led a worldwide movement of prayer with more than 64,000 people around the globe praying a Rosary for the return of those who have left the faith.
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The Word on Fire Bible Volume III

We released the third volume of the Word on Fire Bible, containing the Pentateuch, which puts us about halfway through the production of this groundbreaking seven-volume Bible series. Learn more

World Youth Day 2023

Bishop Barron traveled to Lisbon for World Youth Day 2023 and provided video updates throughout the event and gave several inspirational talks to the thousands of young people in attendance. Learn more

32 New Books Published

Word on Fire Publishing released a record 32 new books—more than double last year’s total.
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Spreading the Gospel to College Campuses

We sent more than 13,000 copies of the Word on Fire Bible Volume I: The Gospels for distribution to college students at over 100 campus ministry centers across the country to reach young adults at this crucial moment in their faith lives. Learn more

Launch of Word on Fire Spark

We launched Word on Fire Spark, a new publishing imprint for children to bring to life the truth, beauty, and goodness of the faith for young readers and their families. Learn more

A Missionary Journey to London

Bishop Barron traveled to London in February to meet with Word on Fire Institute members and Word on Fire supporters, as well as deliver several lectures and reflections, including an address to members of Parliament. Learn more

Completion of New Production Studio

We completed construction of a new production studio in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota so Bishop Barron can continue to record sermons, commentaries, and other content that reaches millions every month. Learn more


2024 Goals

Building on the work of 2023, Word on Fire has big plans for next year. With your support, 2024 will be a pivotal year for the ministry, as we continue to expand our global reach and take tangible steps to build up the Word on Fire community in a variety of ways.

Expanding the Word on Fire Institute

Now five years old and 23,000 members strong, the Word on Fire Institute was recently rebuilt from the ground up. In 2024, the Institute will focus on building online communities of evangelists and offer its first master’s degree in partnership with the University of St. Thomas in Houston.

Family with happy boy with Down syndrome
Increased Outreach to Individuals with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

Mark Bradford, the Word on Fire Institute’s Fellow for Persons with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, will publish a first-of-its-kind prayer book for adults with disabilities to help them develop a habit of prayer and grow in their faith and devotion. He is also developing parish resources for improved inclusion of this community.

Wonder Conference 2024

After the success of our first Wonder Conference in 2023, we are excited to bring together a diverse lineup of speakers next July to discuss the theme of Recovering the Natural: Science and the Human Body.

Brenden Thompson
Expansion to the United Kingdom

Earlier this year, Word on Fire appointed Brenden Thompson as the first-ever UK Program Director. He will expand our global apostolate by acting as Word on Fire’s official representative in the UK, developing a network for our evangelization efforts, increasing the reach of the Word on Fire Institute, and enhancing the Word on Fire Institute experience in the UK.

36 New Books in Production

Word on Fire’s Publishing team is hard at work on 36 new titles to be released in 2024, including the fourth volume of the Word on Fire Bible, and several exciting new titles for our growing Spark and Academic imprints.

We are so grateful for your generous support as we continue our mission to proclaim Christ in the culture. Please keep the work of our ministry in your prayers and be assured of our prayers for you.