Franciscan Month Free Song Download ‘All My Brothers and Sisters’

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October 02, 2020

Saint Francis’ Transitus and Feast Day, often celebrated in October, makes for an especially Franciscan Month. Like Francis, Franciscan Sisters and Brothers are grateful to God for ‘giving us Brothers and Sisters’. And that gratitude extends to those we serve and minister with.

Francis loved music as well, and the camaraderie of a shared performance or singing. In that spirit we offer a free download of “All My Brothers and Sisters” featuring musical artists of diverse genres and backgrounds from Wisconsin and Texas, as well as our own sisters and a ‘brother’ – Fr John Dombrowski from the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor.  “All coming around…” in a unique collaboration.

Sister Marsaia Kaster, a musician and spiritual director, commented “Francis and all his followers join hands and discerning hearts in following Jesus Who leads in humble, loving service and forgiveness toward all.

Francis prayed fervently that God would “enlighten the darkness” of his heart! He learned that perfect love and joy come  from union with Christ and His people: Francis found that “Communion draws me out of myself toward Him…We become one body…completely joined in a single existence.” (Benedict XVI)”

Download song here: /wp-content/uploads/2020/10/all-my-brothers-and-sisters-will-come-around.streaming-master.mp3

After clicking on link above, right click on file and save.

About the Song ‘My Brothers and Sisters’

Alternating verse are Milwaukee’s Joe Jordan and the Whiskeybelles Chrissy Dzioba. A renown  R+B Singer on the Milwaukee scene, Joe’s been W.A.M.I. nominated 3 times and has been Streetlife’s lead vocalist for sixteen seasons. He strives to share his passion for music, providing opportunities for young inner-city boys and girls in 3rd and 4th grades to perform and grow creatively through music, as well as be a positive role model.

Chrissy is a consummate musician twice nominated for WAMI Female Vocalist of the Year. Her solo albums are ‘In the Making’  and nationally distributed ‘Far From Dreaming’  https://whiskeybelles.com/

From Austin TX, Paul Finley (slide guitar mandolin and background vocals and Sharon Grant (background vocals). Paul performs as a soloist, a theater musician, a children’s performer, with an Austin Celtic and Cajun band, and has performed with the Austin Symphony Orchestra and Phil Keaggy. He currently teaches at One Day Academy and offers private lessons.  http://www.paulfinleymusic.com/

Milwaukee Drummer John Carr provide the beat.  Singer -songwriter John Sieger provided bass, electric guitar and background vocals. After decades of making tasty, mostly electric music with the R&B Cadets and Semi-Twang, the low-key, high-octane mainstay of the Milwaukee music scene makes a maverick move by caving into his acoustic guitar With Modern Folk Volume II. http://www.johnsieger.com  and coproduced with Mark Kolter (acoustic guitar, background vocal and songwriter).

You’ll also hear 3 Franciscan Sisters on background vocals – Sr. Myra Jean Sweigart (from Cambridge OH), Sr. Concepcion Medina (from Midland TX) and Sr. Ann Carla Baumann (from Appleton, WI) along with Fr John Dombrowski of the Sacred Heart Province of the Order of Friars Minor. Location recording by Audio Visual of Milwaukee https://avmonline.com. Mixed for streaming by John Sieger and Kyle Krukowski of Mad Scientist labs. Recorded at https://www.hfconservatory.org/

Listen for the for the ‘cd-conventional car stereo mix’ in the near future. And maybe more. Like what you hear? Download this version here:  /wp-content/uploads/2020/10/All-My-Brothers-and-Sisters.mp3

 

 

Article Comments:

Kurt Keidl, OFS 10/03/2020 @ 9:43 am

Great song! Catchy beat… in fact, I have been singing the chorus now as I do my Saturday cleaning chores around the house. The lyrics present a greatly needed message during these difficult times. Let our Franciscan spirit, which began as that “shadow of light”, become a radiant beacon of comfort and hope to all we minister to in so many different ways. Thank you, Sisters, for sharing this with us all. Happy Feast Day of St. Francis!

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webadmin 10/04/2020 @ 6:39 am

The Lord bless you Kurt…and all our Secular Franciscan brothers and sisters! Thanks for your ministry of teaching!

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Sister Nancy Kinate 10/03/2020 @ 2:18 pm

Enjoyed the tempo, beat and message of this month’s song. Thank you!

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Sister Anne Marie Lom 10/03/2020 @ 2:56 pm

Thank you for this very timely piece: right, left, and all in between are included… all working for peace!

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Sister Sue Ann Hall 10/03/2020 @ 3:24 pm

Would it be possible to get the words of the song in writing? I like the catchy melody but I don’t get all the words. The ears aren’t as good as the use to be. Thank you so very much. Sister Sue Ann Hall

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webadmin 10/04/2020 @ 6:40 am

Sister Sue Ann, please click on the video above…the lyrics are given.

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Sister Bernadette Selinsky 10/03/2020 @ 4:21 pm

I love the contemporary words as a way to get a timeless message across.

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Sister Rochelle Kerkhof 10/03/2020 @ 8:40 pm

Sister Sue Ann, I understand what you are saying about this song. I had to listen to it a few times to ‘get its words’ and THEN found that they are awesome!

The small things that happen to us each day COULD go unnoticed and forgotten; however, these small insignificant things plant seeds deep within our soul and eventually sprout out in a full blown idea, attitude or action. If we pay attention to those small unnoticed and forgotten words, events, happenings, we would be able to respond to them MORE quickly and clearly. It is the call within that brings about action, if we are paying attention.

Those who are ‘listening’ and paying attention are being drawn to their center of love and life — while they gather together from all directions – right and left – to SEE their brothers and sisters who are answering and being ATTRACTED to that same center: service to humanity, love, life abundantly.

Congratulations to all those who have given us this beautiful and thought-provoking gift for St. Francis Day!
PEACE AND ALL GOODNESS TO ALL!

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Sr. Pam Biehl 10/04/2020 @ 4:43 am

Thank you for this inspirational song as we celebrate the feast of St. Francis! Such a great reminder that the Light is with us and in us wherever we are and whatever we do. And that Light brings us all together as one in love and service for the good of all.

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Sister Delores Wisnicky 10/04/2020 @ 10:26 am

Happy St. Francis Day… Yes, the light shines on us all. St. Francis was so in love with Christ! His light continues to inspire us. We are all brothers and sisters, let us care for everyone. The Lord Jesus puts people in our path to love, to serve, to pray with. Blessings to our world, our country, to all…

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Sister Mary Kaye Winkler 10/04/2020 @ 1:24 pm

I enjoyed the tempo and words. Geat job by all of you. Good message and contemporary draw. It is inspirational as this strange time in our history and daily lives. Thanks for sharing with us on this special day of St. Francis

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Sister Carla Riach 10/04/2020 @ 1:25 pm

Thank you. This is a perfect song to capture the spirit of St. Francis. and the message of our Holy Father’s new encyclical on Brothers All.
I like the harmony and upbeat melody. Happy St. Francis Day!

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Janine Walsh 10/05/2020 @ 9:49 am

Lovely! Beautiful harmonic blending and a perfect message for the feast of St. Francis. Thank you for sharing it with us!
Peace and All Good~

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webadmin 10/05/2020 @ 3:21 pm

Janine, may the Lord shine his face upon you and all those you love!

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Carmen Olmedo 10/06/2020 @ 10:29 am

I love it…it’s amazing keep it going 🙂

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Carmen Olmedo 10/06/2020 @ 10:30 am

I love it everything,it’s Soo enjoyable keep it going

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Edward Lopez 10/06/2020 @ 10:42 am

May God bless all of you. It was a very good song indeed! A perfect song to celebrate the feast of St. Francis.

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Theresa Feldkamp 10/07/2020 @ 4:14 pm

We always need to be open to how God speaks to us through the people and events of our lives.
May we always allow His light and love to shine through our words and actions.
In His love and with His grace some day we will all be one.

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Claire Letourneaux 10/19/2020 @ 7:04 pm

Upbeat and inspirational song.
Thank you for this wonderful song and message during these less than hope/filled days.

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Ann Lensmire 10/20/2020 @ 8:27 pm

Thank you for sharing a deLIGHTful song!
The lilting melody, well-blended harmonies and contemporary lyrics captured the spirit of St. Francis. As a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Community in Manitowoc, I appreciate the inspirational message. It certainly helped me celebrate the wonderful qualities of our patron saint!! Blessings on all who made this song come alive with the joy of Saint Francis!❤️

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