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June 7, 2016

Welcome to the U.S., Pope Francis!

Celebrating the Papal visit

Pope Francis makes his first visit to the United States in September. OCP staff, musicians and composers are honored to join Catholics across the country to offer a warm welcome to the first pontiff from the Americas.

Have you ever wondered how music is coordinated at papal liturgies?

Get the inside scoop from Damaris Thillet, OCP composer and director of the Hispanic choir at the Mass to close the World Meeting of Families, which will be celebrated in the Benjamin Franklin Parkway in Philadelphia at 4 p.m., on Sunday, Sept. 27.

Sign up to receive a free interview with Damaris where she shares her tips from her experience as a longtime pastoral musician.

  • How she chooses liturgical music that represents different cultures?
  • Tips for coordinating music for an event of this scale?