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Nurtured in Franciscan spirituality for more than thirty years, Brother Rufino Zaragoza is one the leading experts on liturgical acculturation in the Church today. He publishes articles on Vietnamese Catholicism,pioneers multilingual song collections in English, Spanish and Vietnamese and prepares worship resources drawing from each of those traditions. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he has a bachelor’s in church music from Mount St. Mary’s College and a master’s in theological studies from the Franciscan School of Theology, Berkeley, California.
Currently, Brother Rufino spends half the year based in Saigon, Vietnam, developing English worship resources and supporting English Mass choirs throughout Southeast Asia. He spends the other half based in the Diocese of Orange, California, serving as a liturgical music consultant.