This web site is a memorial to those individuals who were passionate about the reform of the
Roman Catholic liturgy as set forth in Sacrosanctum Concilium (the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy)
and who now, in eternal life, worship the God whom they served in this life.

Ralph Keifer

Ralph A. Keifer
1940 - 1987

Dr Ralph A. Keifer, who served as an associate editor of Worship from 1974-80, died after a long illness in Chicago on 5 July, 1987. A graduate of Notre Dame University, he was well known in the fields of liturgical studies through his writings, public lectures and teaching. Most recently (1976-87) he was professor of liturgy at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. The author of several books and numerous articles, Dr Keifer was influential in furthering liturgical renewal among both Roman Catholics and other Christian churches. He took part in the Consultation on Common Texts, the International Consultation on Common Texts and the Committee for a Common Eucharistic Prayer. He also served as general editor (1971-73) and acting executive secretary (1972-73) for the International Commission on English in the Liturgy.

Tribute from Worship, Vol. 61, No. 5, September 1987, pg. 461. Reprinted with permission.