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The Second Sunday of Easter is now known as Divine Mercy Sunday, a devotion popularized by Saint Faustina. Here is a list of great songs that can bless your Divine Mercy Sunday. Original post by Nick Alexander. Edited by Richard Schletty.
Divine Mercy Flood My Soul by Annie Karto
Faustina's Song by Mark Mallet
Jesus, We Trust In You by Critical Mass
I Will Carry You by Sean Clive
Lamb of God by Greg Walton
Jesus, I Trust In You by Angelina
Act of Contrition by Fr. David Hemann
Careless Blunder by Nick Alexander
Heal Us, Lord by Nancy Krebs
Calling Us Home by David A. Vogel
With The Lord There Is Mercy by News at Eleven
Anyone Who Comes To Me by Jaymie Wolfe Stuart
Love Wins All by Matthew Baute
Thank You, Jesus by Bob Filoramo
Jesus, I Trust In You by Donna Lee (original and acoustic versions)
Now You Come To Me by Kitty Cleveland
Nick Alexander writes:
I was really taken aback when I heard this song for the first time. It is truly a remarkable achievement by Curtis Stephan, Sarah Hart and Marc Byrd. It's simple, but it's very deep and profound. I cannot endorse this song enough. (Now, only if the spiritandsong gurus provide a way for this MP3 to be made available for purchase...).
Addendum by R.Schletty, 2/11/14: Purchase MP3 and sheet music at one of these sources:
H/T: T.C. Long
CATHOLIC UNDERGROUND (Chicago) is held on the first Thursday of (nearly) every month. It is hosted by the JP2 Newman Center at University of Illinois Chicago, right in the heart of downtown Chicago. It started in September 2008and runs during the academic school year at UIC. It is produced by Spirit Juice Studios
Catholic Underground was originally started by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, and was a direct response to a call that began with Pope John Paul II, and is continued by Pope Benedict XVI. Pope John Paul II said that because the Gospel lives in conversation with culture, we must be fearless in crossing the cultural threshold of the communication and information revolution now taking place.
Each Catholic Underground consists of three parts:
PART 1 - Eucharistic adoration, which provides a window for each person to personally encounter Jesus Christ.
PART 2 – The showcasing of Catholic artists which includes music, poetry, visual art dancers, film, etc.
Here we experience the “new evangelization”.
PART 3 - Food and Drinks are provided for fellowship with each other.
Here is a video of the band Last Day at Catholic Underground.
H/T: Last Day
I was asked for an “ideal workout play list” so voila, here’s mine:
This list should be good for at least two cardio or strength workouts. The Priests mellow tunes will gently warm you up and then boom, here come Nick’s fast-paced pieces (and Salad Bowl will help you eat right when you’re done). Let the heart rate settle down a bit with the reverent Pie Jesu, and then pump it up again with Hip to be Square. (Sure this one’s secular, but it has a good beat and Huey sings about getting in shape, to boot.) Speaking of boots (or at least dancing shoes), The Cry of the Celts from Lord of the Dance is a high-energy tune for the highest intensity portion of your aerobic session (or strength training set.) Proceed to cool down with Kitty Cleveland’s beautiful Ave Maria, until you are ready to surrender with Sharmane Adams’s I Surrender. Anton Bruckner was a devout Catholic composer of the 19th century and his Mass #1 is hauntingly beautiful and over a half hour long. Listen to it some day when you’re out taking a long walk.
Nick Alexander here...
The King's Men is a great ministry serving the needs of Catholic men. I will be interviewed on their radio show this coming Friday. To support their ministry, I have compiled my personal favorite Catholic songs that call me, as a man, to follow God more ardently as a father, a husband, and a disciple. May these songs also bless you.
ETA: The episode was a success. The archive for the interview is available on Holy Spirit Radio's Archive Page.
Nick Alexander here...
Every year at this time, special focus is given for January 22, for the national March For Life. This year, the need for support is especially vital, since we are on the cusp of a new historical administration, one which promises a quick passing of the Freedom of Choice Act.
To align myself in solidarity with the Pro-Life movement, I have picked ten songs that I consider to contain very powerful sentiments towards the reality of the sanctity of life, in all forms.
Please pass these songs along. Thanks!