Music (liturgical)

The St. Louis Jesuits at their final concert, on Sept. 29 at Powell Hall in St. Louis. From left, Tim Manion, John Foley, S.J., Bob Dufford, S.J., Dan Schutte and Roc O'Connor, S.J. (Don Doll, S.J.)
Isabelle Senechal October 02, 2019
We asked America readers for their 10 favorite hymns of all time, as well as their favorite St. Louis Jesuit hymns, to mark the farewell concert by the St. Louis Jesuits. There was some crossover on both lists.
Kerry Weber September 30, 2019
“Someone once said to me that the St. Louis Jesuits wrote the spiritual soundtrack to our lives,” said John Limb, former publisher of Oregon Catholic Press, the publisher of the St. Louis Jesuits. “For those of us of a certain age, that was true.”
Number tiles await placement on the hymnal board. (iStock/linephoto)
John Zupez, S.J. May 08, 2019
A supposed need for variety imposes more and more hymns on congregants, but the cost of novelty can be the full, active participation of those in the pews, writes John Zupez, S.J.
Molly Mattingly December 14, 2018
Last year, 'America' published “An (unconventional) Advent Playlist.” This is my (much more conventional) Advent playlist.
A handwritten score for ‘Silent Night,’ autographed by the song's author, the Rev. Joseph Mohr (photo: Salzburg Museum).
Edward W. Schmidt, S.J. December 06, 2018
The Rev. Joseph Mohr wrote the words to the hymn as a reflection on peace after a summer of violence in Salzburg.
Kevin McCabe July 20, 2018
With his "Mass," Leonard Bernstein uses liturgy to give voice to political unease.