Music is everywhere: the song of birds in the trees; on the iPod while working out at the gym; the sound of children at play. Throughout history, music and songs have been used to tell stories, transmit news and lighten the burdens of those at work. For Columban Father Diego Cabrera Rojas, music and song expressing Christian values are a way to evangelize his native Peru and beyond.
Fr. Rojas in Peru where he spreads the word of God through music.
Orphaned at age 3, Fr. Rojas saw first hand the injustice in society while growing up in an orphanage and learning a trade. He came to the priesthood through his interest in music and, in 1995, became the first Peruvian Columban Father. Fr. Rojas was an accomplished musician by age 12 and a composer by 15. He joined pachAmérica in 1992 as the musical group’s promoter and second guitar.