Un mandamiento nuevo (Jesus a new commandment has given)

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Author: William Loperena

William Loperena, O.P. Father William Loperena was born in Moca, Puerto Rico on December 14, 1935. He was the middle son of Evaristo Loperena Ortega and America Soto Hernández. Raised in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico where he studied at the Colegio San Carlos. He attended the diocesan seminar San Ildefonso in Aibonito, Puerto Rico. Eventually joined the Order of Preachers known as Dominicans on August 16, 1955. Studied philosophy in Dover, Massachusetts, Washington and theology in Nijmegen, Holland. He became an ordained priest in the Netherlands on September 25, 1961. In 1968, he composed a complete Catholic mass infused with cultural elements of Puerto Rico including folk music and deeply rooted traditions which he called Misa Jíbara th… Go to person page >

Author (English version): Carolyn Jennings

Carolyn Jennings (born August 16, 1936) is a Professor Emerita of Music at St. Olaf College where she taught for many years and also served in administrative roles, including Chair of the Music Department and Associate Dean for the Fine Arts. Carolyn Jennings is a graduate of the University of Iowa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in music magna cum laude and the University of Michigan where she received her Master of Music degree as a Woodrow Wilson Fellow. She also served as a church musician for over thirty years, at St. John's Lutheran Church in Northfield, Minnesota. Over many years she has served on arts advisory panels, as a workshop presenter, and in leadership roles in several professional organizations. She has been active in pro… Go to person page >

Text Information

First Line: La señal de cristiandad (The clear sign of all true Christians)
Title: Un mandamiento nuevo (Jesus a new commandment has given)
Spanish Title: Un mandameinto nuevo
Author (English version): Carolyn Jennings (1993)
Author: William Loperena (1965, rev. 1993)
Meter: 8.8.with refrain (10.7.6.)
Language: English; Spanish; Spanish, English
Refrain First Line: Un mandamiento nuevo Jesús nos dio (Jesus a new commandment has given us)
Copyright: © 1965 by William Loperena; English translation © 1993 The Pilgrim Press; © Orden de Predicadores, Convento Nuestro Señor de Rosario; Eng. trans. © 1993 The Pilgrim Press



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