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By Mary E. McGann

A worthwhile Fountain is a piece of liturgical ethnography that probes the wealthy liturgical lifetime of one worshiping neighborhood whose roots and practices are right now Black and Catholic, utilizing track as a main lens in which to discover the community's liturgy and embodied theology. Our girl 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, one who is "authentically Black and actually Catholic."
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, describes how the track worship of Our woman of Lourdes in San Francisco not just enriches that group but additionally is an instance of the way a theology of song 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 throughout the idioms, perceptions, and insights of particular ethno-cultural groups during this time of huge cultural swap and globalization.
Mary E. McGann, RSCJ, PhD, is assistant professor of liturgy and tune on the Franciscan college 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 by way of Liturgical Press.  

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