Anthony J. Ryan

Marketing Director


Anthony J. Ryan has been the Director of Sales & Marketing for Ignatius Press in San Francisco since 1981. A native of St. Paul, MN., after graduating from the University of St. Thomas with a major in Business Administration, he spent a year working as a volunteer for the Franciscan Friars of Marytown, helping run their youth programs and promoting their various Marian publications. Anthony then became the Director of Religious Education for Our Lady of Peace Church and Shrine in Santa Clara, CA., and he also directed the Youth Mission for the Immaculata retreat programs for women for 13 years. He served for several years on the National Board of Directors for the Militia Immaculata, and has spoken often to various Catholic groups on the life and spirituality of St. Maximilan Kolbe, as well as on the story and message of Our Lady of Fatima. Anthony is the founding Board President of Trinity Grammar & Prep school in Napa, CA. (now called Kolbe Academy & Trinity Prep).
He and his wife Marcia have four children and reside in Napa, CA. 

My very favorite Ignatius Press books are as follows:

He Leadeth Me
, by Fr. Walter Ciszek

Fire Within
, by Fr. Thomas Dubay

Jesus of Nazareth
, by Pope Benedict XVI

Father Elijah
, by Michael D. O'Brien

Joan of Arc
, by Mark Twain

My very favorite Ignatius Press films are as follows:

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