Are you discerning a life’s vocation, a career direction or assessing your relationships with God and others? Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to be at peace as you listen and freely download ‘Gonna Be Alright’ by Mesa, AZ artist Mary Castner.
Naturally this time of the year invites the long view on our unique journeys of faith. Lent is soon here inviting desert-walking with Jesus. This song keeps St. Francis’ sentiments warm deep in our hearts as he searched for answers:
“Where there is charity and wisdom, there is neither fear nor ignorance. Where there is patience and humility, there is neither anger nor disturbance. Where there is poverty and joy, there is neither greed nor avarice. Where there is rest and meditation, there is neither anxiety nor restlessness. Where there is fear of the Lord to guard an entrance, there the enemy cannot have a place to enter. Where there is a heart full of mercy and discernment, there is neither excess nor hardness of heart.”
About Mary Castner
Born on Thanksgiving Day of 1988, Mary Castner has followed the calling to be a contemporary Christian music artist. Her Roman Catholic upbringing caused her to develop a deep love, not only for the Lord, but also for Christian music. She received great encouragement from her father, Fred Castner, who has worked extensively in the music industry as a guitar luthier at C.F. Martin Guitar Company. During his career he has repaired guitars for such acclaimed musicians as Eric Clapton, Paul Simon, John Mayer, and Sting…just to name a few.
At age 14, after her parents took her to a Phil Keaggy concert, Mary felt inspired to take up guitar and piano. Not long after, her passion for music overflowed into song writing and recording. With the encouragement of friends and mentors, Mary began sharing her music for the glory of God.
While attending Franciscan University of Steubenville, the university selected her as the 2010-2011 head of Music Ministry. With over 100 liturgical musicans, Mary successfully led one of the nation’s largest music ministry programs. Since 2011 Mary has worked as the Director of Music and Youth Ministry at Christ the King Catholic Church in Mesa, Arizona. Check out her debut album “By Faith”, now available on iTunes, Amazon, and eMusic.