I’m so delighted to finally share a project that has been in the works for a very long time. At long last, it’s here! It is with great excitement and admittedly, some fear and trembling, I am overjoyed to reveal it now! It’s a new CD called:
“Pray With Me: A Treasury of Catholic Family Prayers.”
Here’s the description: ” An album containing a treasury of Catholic family prayers set to original music compositions, many prayers containing a narrative historical description pointing out the origins and importance of the prayer, and several prayers recited in Latin.”
The project was dormant in my heart for many years, and was born out of working at 95.5 The Fish and encountering so many families who simply weren’t quite sure how to “live out” their faith at home and what that is supposed to look like. Having felt the same way myself for many years, I could relate. However, as we slowly incorporated daily prayer into our family life, a transformation began to occur. A spark was ignited! That was the inspiration. This project not only offers some of the most common, traditional Catholic prayers but also the significance, historically and theologically, of why they are important. This allows the listener to enter into a deeper understanding and appreciation of the prayers.
It took six months of research, writing, composing original background music (thanks to Mark Coming!) and production, to get to this point.
My sincere prayer is that this project will bless and strengthen families and also inspire a deeper personal faith. Through my own journey with the Lord and developing a personal relationship with Him, I have come to rely very much on the power of the prayers included in this CD. When you realize the power of the words, it becomes much more than dry recitation, but a proclamation of the heart!
The CD has 31 tracks, including brief introductions like, why do we make the Sign of the Cross? The story behind such famous prayers as Hail, Holy Queen and the Nicene Creed. I think my sentimental favorite is the section on Latin. A scholar, I am not, and in truth, these few prayers are about the only Latin I really know…but that’s also what I love about it. It’s simple and accessible for anyone to learn. I also explain “Why Latin?” It’s been the most rewarding aspect of the project so far, because even the few friends who’ve been privy to the “preview” of the project have taken on the task of learning the prayers (and from what I hear, it’s been pretty easy for them)!:) The CD is only $13 and also comes with a 2-page fold out of all the prayers written down so families can read, follow along and learn! The best part for me, personally, was the opportunity to do this project as a family.
Please consider this a gift from the heart of our family to the heart of your family.
If you are interested in purchasing a CD, please click on our store link in the right sidebar. You can also e-mail me directly at SaintGabrielMedia@gmail.com. Additionally, they will be available at my speaking events this year, and online at iTunes and Amazon.com (soon)! 🙂 God bless you and thank you for support and love over so many years! Thank you for sharing this journey! xoxo