Our times are crying out for a new renaissance—a new blossoming of timeless truth, beauty, and goodness. It is our turn to carry the torch of salvation into the darkness of our world like the giants who came before us—from Saint Paul to Saint John Paul the Great—and to illuminate the world with heavenly grace. It is time for Catholics to be culture-makers once more. And it all begins with the way we worship.
Nearly a decade ago we launched Illuminare Publications. Since then we have put tens of thousands of Lumen Christi Missals and Hymnals in the pews of Catholic parishes, distributed countless English chant score downloads to thousands of parishes, published numerous liturgical music resources, and have helped parishes on every continent in their efforts of liturgical renewal.
And yet, our work is just beginning.
In September of this past year we initiated the next phase of our work and mission. We’ve launched a new effort under a new name. In Scripture, when God calls someone to a new mission and a greater purpose, he changes their name. Abram becomes Abraham, Simon becomes Peter, Saul becomes Paul. Inspired by a growing mission to place the riches of the liturgy within reach of every parish, Illuminare Publications is becoming Source & Summit.
In the ten years we’ve spent serving parishes, we have discovered obstacles and opportunities our parishes face each week in preparing for and celebrating the liturgy. That is why we are developing a digital platform to help parishes elevate the liturgy. We continue to publish missals, hymnals, and other musical and liturgical resources. And soon we will be rolling out pricing models that make the best music and liturgy resourcing affordable for every parish.
This is just the beginning of our journey in serving parishes in inspiring and practical ways. We hope to work alongside you as you invite men, women and all of God’s children into full, fruitful, and active participation in the liturgy as the source and summit of the whole Christian life and mission.
Adam Bartlett and the Source & Summit Team
Adam has published and edited 9 liturgical musical resources and composed over 3000 vernacular chant settings. Formerly he served as a Parish and Cathedral Music Director, Instructor in Liturgical Chant at Mundelein Seminary, Assistant Director at the Liturgical Institute, and an Adjunct Faculty Member for the Augustine Institute. Adam resides in Denver, CO with his wife and two daughters.
Eugene has over 9 years experience designing tech products for companies including Adidas, Fidelity Investments, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, HBO, Harvard, MIT, Citizens Bank, ESPN, Healthways, Les Schwab, and Air Force. He has an MBA and MS in Human Factors in Information Design. He is focused on the nexus of business and design, making lasting products that customers love. Eugene and his wife Lauren reside in Denver, CO.
Alex is a seasoned musician, conductor, and published composer with a lifelong passion for Catholic liturgy and sacred music. Active as a parish music director, organist, cantor, and teacher for nearly three decades, he brings to Source & Summit a vast experience in parish liturgical and musical service. He and his wife Andrea have six children and reside in Wilmington, North Carolina.
Benjamin has been a member of the Source & Summit team for the past 9 years, with experience spanning mobile phone application development, database/server programming, and web programming. He is also an expert in music and liturgy encoding and engraving employing various open source technologies. Ben and his wife Lisa reside in Cincinnati, OH with their three children.