By Mary E. McGann

ISBN-10: 0814662072

ISBN-13: 9780814662076

A important Fountain is a piece of liturgical ethnography that probes the wealthy liturgical lifetime of one worshiping group whose roots and practices are right away Black and Catholic, utilizing song as a major lens wherein to discover the community's liturgy and embodied theology. Our woman of Lourdes group in San Francisco is a part of a bigger occasion within the American church: the emergence of a brand new paradigm of Catholic worship, person who is "authentically Black and really Catholic."
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, describes how the track worship of Our woman of Lourdes in San Francisco not just enriches that neighborhood but additionally is an instance of the way a theology of track is practiced in that parish. She bargains this new style of liturgical literature that brings to mild how God's Spirit is operating within the church buildings in the course of the idioms, perceptions, and insights of particular ethno-cultural groups during this time of big cultural swap and globalization.
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, PhD, is assistant professor of liturgy and tune on the Franciscan university of Theology at Berkeley. She is the writer of Exploring tune as Worship and Theology and co-author with Edward Foley, Capuchin, of Music within the Eucharistic Prayer published via Liturgical Press.  

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