Joseph Gelineau

GELINEAU, Joseph. b. Champ-sur-Layon, Maine et Loire, France, 31 October 1920; d. Sallanches, France, 8 August 2008. Gelineau studied music at the École César Franck in Paris, and theology in the seminary at Lyon Fourvière. He became a member of the Society of Jesus in 1941, and was ordained in 1951. He was sent to Paris, to the Centre de Pastorale Liturgique, and also taught at the Institut Catholique. He became one of the most influential and best known sacred musicians in the Catholic church, and his work is known and admired elsewhere. He was a member of the committee that produced La Bible de Jérusalem (First Edition by R. Tournay and R. Schwab, 1959; Second Edition, with the...

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