GONNA SING MY LORD: PIONEERS OF SUNG PRAYER

There are many saints and heroes who helped usher in the renewal of liturgy and music that exploded in those early days and years after the Second Vatican Council. It is so important that those of us who have been involved in music and liturgical ministry for many years, not forget these pioneers and the ground breaking contributions that they have made. For those who are new to this cause, it is equally important to know more about those who paved the way. Each month we will shine some light on one of these pioneers with a bit of information – to celebrate and give thanks to God for their contributions and the sharing of their gifts to advance the renewal in the ministry of sung prayer.

FATHER CLARENCE RIVERS

Father Clarence Rivers (1931-2004) While many, when exploring the history of contemporary liturgical music that exploded forth after Vatican II, focus on the “folk-mass” phenomenon that was most assuredly pioneered [...]

RAY REPP

There are certain people that when we are asked to reflect upon their impact on our lives, we find it difficult and almost impossible to do so.  When I think [...]

MARCH 24, 2018: JEANNE DECKERS

Jeanine Deckers (1933-1985): “The Singing Nun.” While Jeanne Deckers never had her famous song appear in a hymnal, those of us who remember the early days of Catholic folk song [...]