Songs

Listen to these beautiful songs by talented artists who encourage a discerning heart and Gospel action. See God's goodness in and around you.

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Water from the Rock by Franciscan Sister Maria Guadalupe

07/06/2021

“Water From The Rock”© 2021 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity; Written and sung by Sr. Maria Guadalupe Martinez Lopez, OSF; Steve Proszenyak, basic track recording, guitars and arrangement; Alex Meronek – Drums Recorded at Holy Family Music Conservatory: Endries Performance Hall Franciscan Center; Final Mix and mastering by Kyle Krukowski, Mad Scientist Audio Lab; Video Edited by Mike Hartwig and directed by Mark Kolter.

All My Brothers and Sisters by Mark Kolter

10/27/2020

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.

Clean Edge of Change by Carrie Newcomer

08/27/2020

Carrie Newcomer is an American singer, songwriter and author who speaks wisdom through the song ''Clean Edge of Change. She has produced 16 solo CDs and has received numerous awards for her music and related charitable activities. She has done numerous collaborations with authors, academics, philosophers and musicians. In 2009 and 2011 she traveled to India as a cultural ambassador, including musical performances organized by the US State Department. In 2012 she made a similar trip to Kenya on behalf of the Interfaith Hunger Initiative. Her range of causes, activities, collaborations and philosophies significantly influences her music

Awake by Peter Mayer

07/22/2020

Minnesota's Peter Mayer has been singing and songwriting full-time for over 20 years, performing in venues across the United States and beyond. He writes songs for a small planet--songs about interconnectedness and the human journey--songs about life on earth and the mysterious and wondrous fact of our existence. All the splendors of creation Are very happy that you came Because they needed someone to see them And you my child are awake https://www.petermayer.net/

Go in Peace by Sam Baker

06/10/2020

Sam Baker is a country singer-songwriter out of Austin, Texas. He believes in storytelling and that everyone is at the mercy of another one's dream. Go in peace.

In the Silence of the Heart by Danielle Rose

05/11/2020

By embracing her vocation as wife & mother, Danielle desires to help build an authentic culture of life that nourishes & cherishes the gift of each person created in the image and likeness of God. Inspired by their witness, Danielle currently continues to offer her voice to raise support on behalf of the children of China Little Flower orphanage (www.chinalittleflower.org).

How to Sleep in a Stormy Boat by Amy Speace

04/15/2020

Amy Speace is a folk/Americana American singer-songwriter from Baltimore, Maryland. National Public Radio described her voice as "velvety and achy" and compared her to Lucinda Williams. She lives in Nashville, Tennessee. A former Shakespearean actress, her music has received critical acclaim from The New York Times, NPR, The Sunday London Times, Mojo Magazine, etc. Speace's song, Weight of the World, was recorded by singer Judy Collins on her 2010 album Paradise.

Jesus Wept by Ralph McTell

03/29/2020

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity spotlight Ralph McTell’s song Jesus Wept. It is a modern, folk hymn built on the phrase from John 11:35, the shortest verse in the Bible. He is an English singer-songwriter and acoustic guitar player who has been an influential figure on the UK folk music scene since the 1960s. McTell is best known for the Streets of London which has been covered by over two hundred artists around the world, and for his tale of Irish emigration, “From Clare to Here”.

Do People Bloom by Ezra Holbrook

02/27/2020

In the Lenten springtime Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity encourage you to listen to Do People Bloom by Ezra Holbrook. Find encouragement that we all can find growth and goodness amid the challenges of life. Ezra Holbrook grounds himself in a deep earthy similie to sing a song of hope and redemption in all of relationships.

Pace e Bene by Brother Al Mascia OFM

10/02/2019

Pace e Bene inspired by the manner in which St. Francis greeted his fellow human beings no matter who they were. Brother Al Mascia OFM has been working with our sisters and brothers in need for many, many years including by establishing a Catholic Worker House for indigent persons with AIDS in Chicago back in the 1980’s until today by means of a great big vehicle called the Care’avan. He is also co-founder of the Song and Spirit Institute for Peace which promotes ecumenical and interreligious dialogue, reconciliation, peacemaking and education through Music, Art, organic farming and compassionate acts of community service. http://www.brotheral.org/brother_al/home.html