Mother Odelia’s Song by Sister Francis Mason
As we celebrate each November the founding anniversary of our Community, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity share Mother Odelia's Song by Sister Francis Mason. The tune recounts the building of our Motherhouse on the shores of Silver Lake in Wisconsin's Manitowoc County. Mother Odelia's faith and strength in God would build for the future a new home with the Lord as its cornerstone.
Water from the Rock by Franciscan Sister Maria Guadalupe
“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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.