Sister Thea

Thea Bowman.jpgMy wife mentioned that Thea Bowman did a parish mission at the church where we met, many years before I arrived there. I wonder if she mentioned there her description of Black sacred song she put into words for the first edition of GIA’s Lead Me, Guide Me:

  • holistic: challenging the full engagement of mind, imagination, memory, feeling, emotion, voice, and body;
  • participatory: inviting the worshiping community to join in contemplation, in celebration and in prayer;
  • real: celebrating the immediate concrete reality of the worshiping community ā€“ grief or separation, struggle or oppression, determination or joy ā€“ bringing that reality to prayer within the community of believers;
  • spirit-filled: energetic, engrossing, intense;
  • life-giving: refreshing, encouraging, consoling, invigorating, sustaining.

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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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