Robert J. Dufford, S. J. (born 1943) is a Jesuit priest, a former member of the St. Louis Jesuits musical group, and a composer of Catholic liturgical music. His most popular song is "Be Not Afraid." His work is included in such hymnals as Glory and Praise and Gather.
O Sanctissima - Catholic Hymns, Songs of Praise-My favorite frame is the last one with the Angel Gabriel, ever the gentleman, presenting the Blessed Virgin Mary [a flower] announcing that she will bring forth God the Son into the world. He seems in awe of her- the New Testament Ark of the Covenant. Mary responds, "Be it done to me according to your word." She says "yes" to Jesus!