Mary Frances Reza

Mary Frances Reza. b. Dawson, New Mexico; 17 January 1932.  Mary Frances Reza, sometimes referred to as the ‘godmother’ of Hispanic liturgical music in the United States, is a Catholic leader in Hispanic music and ministry. She is known for her bilingual psalm settings and congregational settings of the Mass, her advocacy for unpublished composers of Spanish-language USA congregational song, her workshops on Hispanic congregational song, and her leadership in worship and music for the Archdiocese of Santa Fe.  Reza’s family is from the Taos region of northern New Mexico. Members of her family worked in the mines in this region. She learned to appreciate music and the liturgy from her...

If you have a valid subscription to Dictionary of Hymnology, please log in to view this content. If you require a subscription, please click here.

Cite this article