Franciscan Year End Gift: Danny Schmidt’s ‘Make Right the Time’

Paul Keggington

November 01, 2011

In November is the ‘Feast of Christ the King’, the end of the Liturgical year before Advent starts – it’s a meaningful reflection on the passage of time and the importance of living well within the time we have to live. To help seize the moment, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to freely download Danny Schmidt’s ‘Make Right the Time’.

As you listen to this  meaningful and relevant song, hear St. Clare words to Blessed Agnes of Praque, “What a great laudable exchange: to leave the things of time for those of eternity, to choose the things of heaven for the goods of earth, to receive the hundred-fold in place of one, and to possess a blessed and eternal life.” (Clare portrait: Stephen B. Whatley)

If you are a young woman feeling at home with Clare’s words to her friend,  we invite you to also consider one of our Franciscan Discernment Retreats during this year that marks the 800th anniversary of this humble lady’s  deliberate decision to follow Jesus and become a feminine follower of St. Francis. 

If you feel drawn to listen to more of  Danny Schmidt’s music, click here.

Comment from Danny

 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 understated 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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