Keynote: Living, Praying, and Believing Eucharistically 

Presented by: Tony Alonso
Tuesday, June 13, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am

For many decades, we have expanded our understanding of the relationship between liturgybelief, and daily living. But in separating these categories out for reflection, we often create stark divisions between them that miss their porousness in the practice of everyday life. This keynote will explore the fluid relationship between liturgy, belief, and daily living, rooting us in a theology that sees all of life as holy and points us toward what it means to live eucharistically. 

About Tony Alonso:

Tony Alonso is a composer and theologian whose work responds to the diverse needs of the contemporary church. A Cuban-American Roman Catholic, his compositions embrace multicultural musical expressions and reflect a commitment to strong ritual song. Tony’s music appears in compilations and hymnals across Christian denominations throughout the world. In 2015, this work was recognized with an invitation to compose the responsorial psalm for the first Mass Pope Francis celebrated in the United States.

Tony's scholarly work lies at the intersection of liturgical theology, sacramental theology, ecclesiology and cultural studies. He has presented at scholarly and pastoral conferences and events across North America and Europe. He has also authored several books and articles on liturgy and liturgical music. Tony holds a Bachelor of Music in choral conducting from Northwestern University and a Master of Arts in theology from Loyola Marymount University. He is currently a doctoral candidate in the Graduate Division of Religion at Emory University.