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about us

About Benedict XVI Institute

“The only really effective apologia for Christianity comes down to two arguments, namely the saints the Church has produced and the art which has grown in her womb.” -Pope Benedict XVI

The greatest problem we face both inside and outside the Church is:  the loss of the sense of the sacred. In a busy and distracted society, people from all walks of life hunger for deep meaning, for the timeless, for the transcendent. They hunger for the presence of God.

The Benedict XVI Institute for Sacred Music and Divine Worship’s unique mission is to open the door of Beauty to God.

We pursue this mission through two great strategies: providing practical resources for more beautiful and reverent liturgies and energizing a Catholic culture of the arts.

Our core vision: The greatest art, the greatest liturgy the Catholic Church has ever produced is yet to come.

“This is still the commitment that I ask of you today: to help… ministers, cantors, artists, musicians, to cooperate so that the liturgy may be the ‘font and the summit of the vitality of the Church.”
-Pope Francis

1 Peter Yorke Way
San Francisco, California 94109

Anthony Bargas

abargas@bxvi.org

our leadership

staff team

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Maggie Gallagher

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Fr. Samuel F. Weber

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Rose Marie Wong

Artistic team

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Frank La Rocca

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James Matthew Wilson

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Richard Sparks

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Rebekah Wu

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Mary Ann Carr-Wilson

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Amy Giuliano

Board

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Archbishop Salvatore J. Cordileone

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Bishop Michael Barber

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Mark Brumley

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Christoph Tietze

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Richard Vigilante

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Fr. Brandon Macadaeg

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Deacon Frank Reilly

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Bishop Robert F. Vasa

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Moira Conzelman

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