PORTLAND, Ore. (OCP) March 11, 2015 – Voices united in worship is powerful in any language. For 25 years, Flor y Canto, the best selling Spanish Catholic hymnal in the U.S., has inspired assemblies and united communities around the country. Oregon Catholic Press (OCP) has launched a campaign to capture inspiring personal stories about how this hymnal brings people together in one voice. These testimonials provide a link to real-life examples of how Flor y Canto continues to bring Hispanic assemblies together. OCP wants you to share your Flor y Canto story at ocp.org/FyCYourStoryPR.
Anna Betancourt, Spanish choir director at the Cathedral of Our Lady of Angels in Los Angeles shared her story and writes: “Because Flor y Canto offers hundreds of songs from various Latin countries, it really allows us to sing together with one voice. So regardless of where we’re from, we are united in song as one people of God with one faith.”
The Flor y Canto hymnal supports living faith, both within and beyond the liturgy with 740 titles from more than 15 Spanish-speaking regions around the world. The hymnal also includes 13 Mass settings and music for special rites and celebrations for the Hispanic community.
“Singing is essential to our faith and culture. At a Mass recently I watched as a couple of parents taught their young children how to follow along in the hymnal. It made me grateful for the rich treasure we have in Flor y Canto; this music truly is something we can pass on to our children and future generations,” said Betancourt.
OCP, a not-for-profit publisher of liturgical music and worship resources based in Portland, Oregon, has been in operation for more than 90 years. Worship programs produced by OCP are used in over two-thirds of Catholic churches in the United States and are distributed worldwide. Find OCP on Facebook at Facebook.com/OCPmusic.