Michael Joncas

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Jan Michael Joncas (born December 21, 1951) is a priest, liturgical theologian, and composer of contemporary Catholic music,[1] best known for his hymn, "On Eagle's Wings".[2] He received a Master of Arts degree in liturgy from the University of Notre Dame in 1978 and went on to study at the Pontifical Liturgical Institute in Rome. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1980, and teaches at the University of St. Thomas (St. Paul, Minnesota),[3] at the University of Notre Dame, and summer courses at the Saint John's School of Theology - Seminary (Collegeville, Minnesota).


  • Singing In the Light (1968)
  • On Eagles' Wings (1979; featuring "On Eagle's Wings")
  • Every Stone Shall Cry
  • Here In Our Midst
  • O Joyful Light
  • I Have Loved You
  • Praise God in Song
  • No Greater Love Mass
  • Winter Name of God (1988)
  • God of Life and of the Living
  • Sing Praise and Thanksgiving
  • Come to Me
  • Mass for John Carroll
  • Psallite Mass
  • We Come to Your Feast
  • A Voice Cries Out
  • As the Deer
  • God of Life Be Praised
  • In the Sight of Angels (2008)
  • Christ Be Near (2009). shelter me (2020)

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  1. ^ The American Organist. American Guild of Organists. 2009.
  2. ^ "Michael Joncas". OCP. Retrieved September 22, 2017. Best known for popular songs like "On Eagle's Wings" and "I Have Loved You," Father Joncas is also a supremely gifted choral composer.
  3. ^ http://www.stthomas.edu/catholicstudies/faculty/rev-jan-michael-joncas-.html

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