Pax Christi Award

What makes NCYC 2017 different from the rest? 

NCYC choristers will perform for the 2017 Pax Christi Award recipients!

Saint John’s Abbey and University will bestow its highest award, the Pax Christi Award, upon well-known liturgical composers David Haas, Marty Haugen, and Fr. Michael Joncas, on Sunday, June 25th.


The NCYC singers will be there to witness the award ceremony, as well as dine with these honored recipients! This is a wonderful opportunity for conversation and discussion with
composers that have made liturgical music their careers.

The community Mass will feature compositions for congregation and choir composed by the award recipients. Singing at the Mass with NCYC will be the Saint John’s Boy Choir and the Abbey Schola. The award will be presented at a banquet following the Mass.

Families of our NCYC campers are invited to share in this experience on Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Previous recipients of the Pax Christian award include Cardinal Walter Kasper, historian Martin E. Marty, Cardinal Joseph Bernadin, Methodist ecumenist Albert Outler, social activist Gordon Zahn, apostolic delegate Archbishop Jean Jadot, Vatican Two council fathers Cardinal Leo Josef Suenens and Cardinal Johannes Willebrands, Lutheran (later Orthodox) historian Jaroslav Pelikan, and religious liberty theologian Fr. John Courtney Murray.

Among other award recipients in the field of liturgy are liturgical reformer Msgr. Frederick McManus, former executive director of the International Commission on the Liturgy John Page, and renowned liturgical composer Richard Proulx.