Rufino Zaragoza, OFM
Born and raised in Los Angeles, Rufino holds a bachelor’s in church music from Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles, and a master’s in theological studies, focusing on liturgical studies, from the Franciscan School of Theology in Berkeley, California. Nurtured in Franciscan spirituality for over thirty years, Brother Rufino Zaragoza serves as a liturgical music consultant based in the Diocese of Orange, California.
He has written numerous articles in various liturgy magazines and has presented at conferences across the country, including Southwest Liturgical Conference (SWLC), National Association of Pastoral Musicians (NPM) and Federation of Diocesan Liturgical Commissions (FDLC). In collaboration with Viatorian Father Mark Francis, Rufino was a contributor to Liturgy in a Culturally Diverse Community, the revised document on multicultural liturgies published by the FDLC.
Currently, Rufino spends part of each year in Southeast Asia developing English worship resources and supporting English Mass choirs in Vietnam and in the surrounding region. He has a special interest in liturgical inculturation and has published articles on various aspects of Vietnamese Catholicism. He has pioneered multilingual song collections in English, Spanish and Vietnamese and prepared worship resources drawing from each of those cultural traditions. Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) publishes his compositions and instrumental CDs like A Sacred Place, Longing Heart/Con Tim Khát Khao and Love's Radiant Light.
Love’s Radiant Light [CD]
A collection of reflective songs accompanied by guitar. Ideal for folk-style celebrations in bilingual (English/Spanish) communities. Also suitable for retreats, conferences and personal prayer.
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