DUFFORD, Robert J. b. Chicago, Illinois, 1943. A member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits), Dufford has served as a pastor in Iowa, campus minister at Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska, and retreat master in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. He was a member of a group of composers that included John B. Foley*, Tim Manion (1951-), Roc O’Connor (1949-), and Daniel Schutte*, known as the St Louis Jesuits. Based out of St Louis University, St Louis, Missouri, a Jesuit institution, the group released a 58-song collection in 1974 entitled Neither Silver nor Gold. Initially published by North American Liturgy Resources (NALR) in Phoenix, Arizona, this repertoire was at the heart of NALR’s hymnal, Glory...
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