Their story began in the years immediately following the restoration of the Roman liturgy heralded by the Second Vatican Council. The bishops of the world recognized that our times required a new way of worshiping that was more authentically connected to the lives of contemporary men and women. And so too, the music employed as the vehicle of liturgical prayer needed to make sense to the experience of the modern Christian. The five companions not only crafted hymns in a style that invited people to sing but used Sacred Scripture as the foundation of their texts. The result was that their songs played a profound role in renewing the love of those texts in the everyday lives of people of faith.