Franciscans Feature ‘Make Right The Time’ by Danny Schmidt

Paul Keggington

June 01, 2011

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity join with Danny Schmidt to “Make Right The Time”. This may be a particularly timely or timeless message for you as a recent graduate,  as one growing in awareness of your life’s vocation (i.e. getting married, in the process of application for the postulancy, becoming a novice, making your first profession of vows) or anyone who may be in a concentrated rush and now may be inspired to ‘make right this time’ of your life.

As you listen to this  meaningful and relevant song, you may also find complimentary wisdom in this quote attributed to St. Francis of Assisi –“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

Note: the first three verses introduce the album. To listen to the last three verses that conclude it click here.

Comment from Danny

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity feature 'Make Right the Time' by Danny Schmidt the month of June.

There’s a hebrew phrase “Tikun Olam” which means “to repair the world,” which is said to be part of our purpose here on Earth, to try and fix the things that have gotten broken over time. That has always struck me as a succinct and beautiful way of expressing the idea of living with intention and purpose, and in service. And that was, in part, what inspired this song.

About Danny

Named to the Chicago Tribune’s 50 Most Significant Songwriters in the Last 50 Years, Austin, TX-based singer/songwriter Danny Schmidt has been rapidly ascending from underground cult hero to being widely recognized as an artist of generational significance. With lyrical depth drawing comparisons to Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, and Dave Carter, Danny is considered a preeminent writer, an artist whose earthy poetry manages to somehow conjure magic from the mundane, leading Sing Out Magazine to tag him “Perhaps the best new songwriter we’ve heard in the last 15 years.”

Performing solo almost exclusively, armed with just his voice, his words, and his acoustic guitar, Danny’s an authentic timeless troubadour, one man sharing his truth in the form of songs, unadorned and intimate. The uderstated effect can be startlingly powerful. As songwriter Jeffrey Foucault put it: “Everything about the man is gentle, except for his capacity for insight, which is crushing.”



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