Gerald Ellard, SJ (1894–1963)

Born in Wisconsin, Ellard joined the Society of Jesus and later earned a doctorate in medieval history and liturgy from the University of Munich. During his prepartion for the priesthood, he befriended Virgil Michel, OSB, and Martin Hellriegel, and the three became the most prominent proponents of liturgical reform in the United States. His book, Christian Life and Worship (1933), remained the major American work in the field through the 1950s.


Gerald Ellard Papers, Boston College


Books by Gerald Ellard