A Final Tribute

Mary E. McGann

in Let It Shine!

Published by Fordham University Press

Published in print November 2008 | ISBN: 9780823229918
Published online March 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780823236633 | DOI:
A Final Tribute

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This chapter presents some final words about Father Clarence Rivers. Rivers wrote the seminal text for African American Catholic liturgical rites and rituals. Though it was not his express intention to herald Black liturgy, his work emanated from such a deeply spiritual and historical perspective that his personal, spiritual essence poured forth and vested liturgy in her proper universal dress—the gown of Blackness.

Keywords: Father Clarence Rivers; Black Catholics; African American Catholics; Catholic worship; Black liturgy

Chapter.  823 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies

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