A Precious Fountain: Music in the Worship of an African by Mary E. McGann

By Mary E. McGann

A worthwhile Fountain is a piece of liturgical ethnography that probes the wealthy liturgical lifetime of one worshiping group whose roots and practices are straight away Black and Catholic, utilizing track as a prime lens in which to discover the community's liturgy and embodied theology. Our woman of Lourdes neighborhood 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 actually Catholic."
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, describes how the track worship of Our girl of Lourdes in San Francisco not just enriches that group but in addition is an instance of ways a theology of song is practiced in that parish. She deals this new style of liturgical literature that brings to gentle 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 switch 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 track 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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