Lord Have Mercy

The “Lord, have mercy” section of the Missa ad Gentes (Mass to the Peoples) by noted Catholic liturgist and musician, Fr. Jan Michael Joncas, reflects the American roots and heritage of Maryknoll. Echoes of Steven Foster and suggestions of Grant Wood’s “American Gothic” imagery illustrate this section of the Mass, commissioned by the Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers (Catholic Foreign Mission Society of America) to mark its Centenary year in2011.