Flor y Canto

Flor y Canto (flower and song) is a hymnal that represents the diversity of Latino/a cultures in the United States. Published by Oregon Catholic Press in three editions (1989, 2001, 2011), the title indicates the symbolism of flower and song found in Aztec culture and the experiences of indigenous peoples in Hispanic cultures. Unlike earlier Spanish-language Protestant hymnals, this Catholic publication includes a limited number of hymns in Spanish translation from traditional Western hymnic sources. Only the most commonly used repertoire translated from other languages appears in Spanish translation. Some examples are ‘Oh Ven, Oh Ven Emanuel’ (‘O come, O come Emmanuel’*), ‘Santo, Santo,...

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