Fil-Am choir director Terry Buchholz began the warm up. She also knew that they come to listen and sing the music of one particular Jesuit In a few minutes, the church would be filled with Filipino parishioners. Tradition runs deep in the Filipino community, and the act of waking up before dawn to fulfill a novena-mass daily, nine days before Christmas is a minor inconvenience. For the camaraderie and the songs, the prayers and remembrances of holidays back home in the Philippines made the time spent worthwhile.
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His grandmother was a well-known concert pianist, and his uncle is a prolific songwriter and one of his first music teachers. His grandfather was Senator Vicente Francisco. But I would venture to say, that most know him as a liturgical composer, and equally important, as a mentor and advocate for music ministers and composers throughout the Philippines.
He is very involved in the tremendous work of the Jesuit Music Ministry in the Philippines, and has composed over songs that are sung all over the world, wherever Filipinos gather for worship. Manoling remains deeply involved with the Bukas Palad Music Ministry, and pins his hopes on young people, that they embrace liturgical songwriting so they can write the songs that are expressive of their spirit. I witnessed this first hand during my visit to the Philippines in the fall of — everyone knows and loves Fr.
He continues to write music, and teaches a popular course on liturgical songwriting. Manoling remains an outspoken voice for peace and against corruption in the government.
And there is so much more — sometimes you have to dig for it … but it is worth the search. I hope and pray that more of his music makes its way to North America, and beyond.
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In My Heart Lyrics