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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Jubilate Deo by Sister Renée Mirkes OSF

04/12/2019

To celebrate the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sesquicentennial, Sister Renée Mirkes wrote this score. The choristers are high school student members of the Schola Cantorum of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Omaha, NE. The organist is Christopher Candela, the music director at St. Peter's. The recording technician is Clete Baker who records the Omaha Symphony. Another gentleman, Art Coate, used his music software program to help produce the finished score. The text of the verses combines the 3-fold theme: we recall (remember), we rejoice, we respond with text from the poetry of the Franciscan, Jacapone da Todi, 14th century. The refrain is the Latin phrase, Jubilate Deo--Sing Joyful Praise to God. The verses pick up tempo, imitating the quick steps of St. Clare, the slower, march-like tempo of the refrain imitates the preaching march of the friars throughout Umbria.

Song of Bernadette by Jennifer Warnes and Leonard Cohen and Bill Elliott

03/06/2019

"Song of Bernadette" is a song written by Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen and Bill Elliott, and first recorded on Jennifer Warnes' 1986 album Famous Blue Raincoat. The title refers to Bernadette Soubirous, a young French girl in the mid-19th century who claimed to have seen the Virgin Mary on several occasions. She was canonized by the Catholic Church and proclaimed Saint Bernadette after her death.

Impermanent Things by Peter Himmelman

03/05/2019

Impermanent Things , a song that pleads for seeing life with new eyes, Peter Himmelman , multi-faceted musician and Emmy nominated film and television composer, offers this timely reflection suggesting movement to action,

Here I Go by Jayme Dawicki

03/05/2019

Nominated WAMI’s (Wisconsin Area Music Industry) Album of the Year and Pop Artist of the Year, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity bring back by popular acclaim Jayme Dawicki’s “Here I Go”. Are you ready for your life to change?

Love is Our Cross to Bear by John Gorka

03/05/2019

The ballad, Love is Our Cross, by John Gorka is pleasant, calm and gentle. The baritone singer accompanied by a guitar is quite peaceful. In listening to this piece a person can reflect on relationships: family, friends, God.

Peace and All Good by Mark Kolter and Sue Brink

03/05/2019

Sung by Sue Bruk, written by Mark Kolter, with Tanner-Monagle for Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, ‘Peace and All Good’s’ lyrics- ‘called to be’- and reflective arrangement are an invitation to follow your call from God and find peace in yourself, in others and in the world around you.