r. Buffer is a priest of the Diocese of Columbus, Ohio.
He did graduate seminary studies in Rome in the 1980s, living at the Pontifical North American College, located on the Janiculum Hill.
While in Rome, he continued his interest in organ, playing the college's three-manual Mascioni instrument in the highly reverberant Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
Fr. Buffer took part in a very traditional part of student life at the college.
Every morning during Lent, the seminarians would rise early and walk to the site of the "Stational Mass," churches which were scattered throughout the city of Rome.
Some of the walks were quite long, and necessitated a very early departure from the comforts of the seminary.
Music at these English Masses was provided by the Station Church Schola, for which Fr. Buffer's "We Should Glory" was written.
Far from the Columbus Diocese again, this priest-composer is pursuing post-graduate studies at his alma mater, the North American College, this time, however, at the Casa Santa Maria (the graduate house) right in the Rome historic district.
CanticaNOVA Publications is honored to offer these works by Fr. Buffer in our catalogue: