As we return to normal (or not) during this time, I have to note that livestreaming among Catholics has increased exponentially within this year, and we Marians have found the level of interest rather amazing. We are getting lots of first-time visitors here at the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy thanks to livestreaming of Masses, chaplets, etc.
One place that has been doing livestreaming, but not getting all that many viewers, is the internationally known Craig Lodge Family House of Prayer. Perhaps part of the reason is that only 2,467 people like their Facebook page. They have a YouTube channel, but once again, not all that many viewers, and only 290 subscribers.
Yet, if you’ve heard of Mary’s Meals, you have indirectly heard of Craig Lodge.
The people that founded it are the parents of Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow. He founded Mary’s Meals.
It boggles my mind that it is so obscure, but then again, it’s in the middle of nowhere in Scotland.
I’ve never been there, but fellow Marian Fr. Donald Calloway has.
I include a sample of Praise and Worship from their YouTube channel.
and also a short video of a conversion testimony produced by Craig Lodge:
Occasionally I’ll say what’s “on the turntable.” And today, it’s Dvorak’s Te Deum (a rare 10″ LP version). This is a strong choral piece with a great ending. If you’ve followed my blog, you know I’m a big fan of Antonin Dvorak.
A recent LP find is the “Golden Treasury of Catholic Verse.” The LP includes introductions by Fr. Gilbert Hartke, O.P.
Yes, one of the astronauts, Ron Garan, is a core team member of LifeTeen. He took Matt’s new CD up this past May on a Shuttle flight–STS-124 Discovery. I saw a picture of it on Matt Maher’s website, but it was in a slideshow, and I couldn’t find a way to get just the picture.
I thought it was cool when I was listening to Matt Maher’s music (Overflow CD) when I was on a train in Rome, but this is about at “out there” as it gets for a musician right now.
I can’t find much of an article about it. Here’s an article saying that it would happen before it did.
Steubenville is not always gray and smelly. Today was actually rather sunny and nice. I took a walk in the neighborhood today–something I haven’t done since late last year. Easter Season is off to a good start.
A recent find: A Child’s Garden of Freberg — a Stan Freberg “best of” LP from 1958. His outlandish rendition of “Sh-Boom” is a treat.
I was surprised to find a video of a live performance of a Petra song: Hit You Where You Live. This is indeed an important song to me. The lyrics talk about Jesus “hitting” you where you live, i.e. changing your life. I particularly like the lyrics:
The only way you’ll know what He has to give
Is if you’re hit where you live
Since it’s “All Saints”, I thought I would embed a video of a song (in Italian) dedicated to Servant of God Chiara “Luce” Badano. She was born one year after me! (1971) She died in 1990 from cancer at the age of 18. HER CAUSE IS IN PROGRESS!