Houston is our July Franciscan destination. Fittingly, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity invite you to find inspiration for summer decision-journeys from Lead Me On by St. Anne Catholic Community Choir, Houston, TX. Following Jesus, may we like St. Francis of Assisi, find peace and hope within us and be moved to action for the poor and vulnerable.
“Lead Me On” by Brian Schmidt is a sung prayer filled with hope for guidance along life’s pilgrimage toward light and when through prayer, fasting and good works, the Church asks us to collectively turn away from sin and be faithful to the Gospel.
The choir adopted this song as a theme for our pilgrimage to Rome last year and sang at, not only at St. Peter’s Basilica, but at all the churches we visited as we journeyed through Italy. While not speaking directly of this song, Pope Francis captured its sentiment fully in a recent article in America magazine speaking at the tomb of Pope John XXIII: “The life of Blessed John XXIII is a lesson in how obedience and trust in God lead to an interior peace that is naturally recognized by and shared with others.”
-Jim Ross, Director of St. Anne Catholic Community Choirs
Lord lead me on oh lead me on and guide my path along the way
O lead me on to brighter days where peace is born of hope that lies in me.
Guide me safely through the night that I may see the sun tomorrow and where a new day has begun
O lead me on in time of pain
O Lead me on
And may my heart be always warm because of you.
St. Anne Parish, situated in west central Houson, TX represents every part of this city’s metropolitan area.