Christian music

An interview with The Priests at St. John’s Food Pantry: International singing stars with the hearts of servants

An interview with The Priests at St. John’s Food Pantry: International singing stars with the hearts of servants

Published in the April 3rd edition of The Catholic Free Press. **************************************************************** WORCESTER–March 27, 2015. On a rainy Friday morning … It was not your typical Friday at St. John’s Food Pantry in Worcester. As some five hundred of the city’s poor streamed in for a hot meal, three new faces greeted them. These men […]

“Late have I loved you …” St. Augustine’s dive below the surface

“Late have I loved you …” St. Augustine’s dive below the surface

Late have I loved you, O Beauty ever ancient, ever new, late have I loved you! You were within me, but I was outside, and it was there that I searched for you. In my unloveliness I plunged into the lovely things which you created. You were with me, but I was not with you. […]

In celebration of Lent: Praying Twice – Singing the scriptures with the St. Louis Jesuits

In celebration of Lent: Praying Twice – Singing the scriptures with the St. Louis Jesuits

A celebration of Lent? Isn’t that a contradiction? Those of us who grew up in the pre-Vatican II church and for sometime after saw Lent as dour and depressing, maybe even … creepy. I know as a child I was always put off by the purple shrouds covering the statues in the church. In my […]

A simple prayer reflection for Good Friday

A simple prayer reflection for Good Friday

This is from my latest column on Catholicmom.com. It is taken from the Mary, Queen of Peace Meditation Guide & Sung Rosary booklet. Much has been said by wiser minds on all that took place on Good Friday. As I cannot add anything to enhance these insights, I thought instead to offer you a simple […]

Original music to inspire you in your spiritual life

Original music to inspire you in your spiritual life

Music has been a very important part of my life. Although I can no longer sing as I used to, I can share my music with you through the CDs I recorded over the years. Teach Me to Love is my first CD, recorded back in 200o, meant to inspire you in your daily spiritual […]

Five minutes around the Advent Wreath can give new (quiet) meaning to Christmas

Five minutes around the Advent Wreath can give new (quiet) meaning to Christmas

My habit every Christmas is to spend a few minutes each morning in front of the Advent wreath on our dining room table. For those of you not familiar with this Roman Catholic tradition, one sets up a simple wreath with four candles in the middle. Three are purple and one is pink. The candles […]

Songs that inspire prayer for our nation and the world

Songs that inspire prayer for our nation and the world

The world is a scary place and lately it’s been getting to me. I imagine it’s getting to you too. Are you finding yourself more anxious than usual?  Mine is certainly not helped by morbid curiosity over the news. And I’m wondering why I’m grinding my teeth more than usual?!? I came across a song […]

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