As part of Oregon Catholic Press’ (OCP) continued commitment to the V Encuentro process, they are pleased to provide a variety of resources to encourage participation in Catholic communities across the United States.
Discípulos Misioneros/Missionary Disciples
Discípulos Misioneros, translated as “missionary disciples,” is one of two Spanish-language collections OCP is publishing to support the V Encuentro, a process aimed at building up Hispanic pastoral ministers in communities across the US. (The other collection is Iglesia en Misión.)
For this collection OCP invited composers from across the United States to write songs with themes that focused on God’s love and infinite mercy that could accompany the V Encuentro process. The result is a diverse collection of 10 songs and three bonus tracks that are the perfect soundtrack for this journey of empowering Hispanic Catholics to live their vocation more fully.
With an array of songs from composers like Jaime Cortez, Santiago Fernández and Damaris Thillet, Discípulos Misioneros truly celebrates the beauty and diversity of cultures in the Church. May this music inspire us to answer the call to live the Gospel as joyful, missionary disciples and witnesses of God’s love.
Iglesia en Misión
Essentially translated as “the Church on a mission,” Iglesia en Misión is one of two Spanish-language collections OCP is publishing to support the V Encuentro, a four-year process aimed at building up Hispanic pastoral ministers in communities across the US. (The other album is Discípulos Misioneros/Missionary Disciples.)
The 10 contemporary Spanish songs on this collection were specifically selected for their themes of discipleship, mission and evangelization. This music is meant to serve as a guide for individuals, parishes and dioceses throughout the US. It is meant to support, inspire and enliven events large and small—everything from diocesan-wide conferences to parish prayer groups. It is a response to our call as sons and daughters of Christ to share his good news with others.
Iglesia en Misión brings together songs from talented composers that represent the great diversity in the Hispanic community in the US. Songs like “Porque Me Ha Ungido” by Jaime Cortez and Johann Alvarez’ “Como el Sol en el Cielo” are combined with new recordings of classics like “Pescador de Hombres,” featuring Iván Díaz on vocals and a sweet, but powerful rendition of “Oración de San Francisco” by Azeneth González.