10 Views · 3 days ago
In 2021, a group from our church was doing the Mary's Mantle Consecration to complete on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. It was such a beautiful time as we were each taking a day to fast and a pray for each other. Part way through, I felt compelled to write a song as a gift for everyone.
But, I had an idea for another song that had to be completed first. Once that song was done, then I was able to write this song based on the beautiful conversaton between Our Lady and St Juan Diego.
Happy Feast of the Immaculate Conception and Our Lady of Guadalupe!
24 Views · 1 month ago
I have fallen in love with the St Patrick's Breastplate prayer. It just seems to cover every situation in life and wrap you in the power of God to overcome it. It is said that St Patrick sung this prayer while traveling and it protected him and his companions from some highwaymen. I looked for sung versions, but the irish tunes are difficult to learn and most sung versions do not include the full prayer.
I struggled for a while to find a way to make this into a song, but just could never get it to work. I knew it needed to be in 6/8 in homage to its Irish heritage. But, it wasn't until I learned the Blues progressions, that I found a formula that would work for this prayer. I think the Blues really lends itself to a walking song of prayer. It doesn't hold you to this melody. You can allow the Holy Ghost to inspire you to fit the melody chord progressions to your prayer intentions. It is just one interpretation, I hope yours is better!
44 Views · 7 months ago
Happy Pentecost everyone!
This song is based off of the Holy Ghost Litany. For me litanies are some of the greatest praise songs of the church second only to the Psalms and the Mass.
I hope you enjoy this attempt to bring it to life as a song of praise for the Holy Ghost who is our everlasting reward.
I would like to thank all of the contributors at Pixabay.com for all of their beautiful pictures that I used in the video.
33 Views · 7 months ago
While working through the Mary's Mantle Consecration, I was inspired to write a Carol for Our Blessed Mother. However, I had no idea what it would be. I ended up writing another song first. Finally this one arrived. I thought I had it done, but Our Lady had other plans and added the chorus between the verses.
It's really more her song than mine. I'm just the tool she uses.
Thank you for listening. May the Lord Jesus give to you, your Guardian Angel and Patron Saints whatever it is the Blessed Virgin Mary is asking for you.
92 Views · 8 months ago
This version of the Divine Mercy Chaplet was inspired by the Othodox Thrice Holy Hymn (Trisagion). In this case, I used the Second Mode, brief for weekdays, a traditional Athonite Melody. To complete the chaplet, the "Eternal Father" and "For the Sake" sections are also inspired by Othodox chants. I'm sorry I forgot which ones I chose. But, they are appropriate to the lyrics for that section as similar words or concepts are covered by those chants. Here is the link for all of the Orthodox music https://stanthonysmonastery.or....g/pages/divine-litur
This was the first time I created an entire recording of the music and then added the lyrics afterward. I have no concept of music production like this, so the whole project took longer than expected. But, I learned a ton for future projects.
Thank you so much for checking out my work. I pray that you receive innumerable graces for taking the time to listen. Please give it a Thumbs Up, Subscribe and Share in your charity and to support more original Catholic music.
71 Views · 8 months ago
I was inspired to write this by "The 24 Hours of the Passion" from Louisa Piccarreta and as a gift for a friend who taught me to appreciate The Stations of the Cross. You may pause at the end of each verse to say the Pater, Ave and Gloria if you want to use this as a devotional.
Completing the Stations on the Fridays in Lent and at least once a month earn you indulgences under the usual conditions. I don't know if this version applies, but you will certainly earn many graces for suffering through my singing and guitar playing.
I originally wrote this starting with Em D C G as the intro. But, for this version, I played it Capo 2. The full arrangement is available on Ultimate Guitar Tabs search Lisa Knobel - Stations of the Cross