A Precious Fountain

A Precious Fountain

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A Precious Fountain is a work of liturgical ethnography that probes the rich liturgical life of one worshiping community whose roots and practices are at once Black and Catholic, using music as a primary lens through which to explore the community's liturgy and embodied theology. Our Lady of Lourdes community in San Francisco is part of a larger event in the American church: the emergence of a new paradigm of Catholic worship, one that is authentically Black and truly Catholic. Lourdes in San Francisco not only enriches that community but also is an example of how a theology of music is practiced in that parish. She offers this new genre of liturgical literature that brings to light how God's Spirit is working in the churches through the idioms, perceptions, and insights of specific ethno-cultural communities in this time of massive cultural change and globalization.Lord, just al-ways let / / me (Woo!) / / thy ser a€” vant be, (Sing!) Oh, lead me, // dear Lord, // lead me. (Thank you, Walter!) Lead me, / / guide me, / / along the way, 16 choruses the assembly, as Walter, with a look of quiet engagement, anbsp;...

Title:A Precious Fountain
Author:Mary E. McGann
Publisher:Liturgical Press - 2004


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