All Press Releases for August 03, 2021

Franciscan Sisters Feature Sarah Hart's "Gather at the Water" as their August 'Sister Water' Song

Through Summer 2021 Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity are streaming songs celebrating 'Sister Water' as a sacramental element. Sarah Hart's hymn-like reflection celebrates childhood and the grace of Baptism, vocation and calling.

"We receive this gift of new life, where we are reminded by our Baptism we are consistently renewed." Sarah Hart

    GREEN BAY, WI, August 03, 2021 /24-7PressRelease/ -- "The way the song was written kind of harkened back to my Appalachian Music roots," said Hart. Growing up in southeast Ohio, "My mom was part of a wonderful group of Catholic people…. They actually ended up buying a plot of land out in the Hocking Hills. We'd go there on weekends, and we would have Mass. Right beside there was this creek. So all through Mass we'd hear the rushing of this creek. So writing 'Gather At The Water' I had that imagery."

"When we come to the Sacrament of Baptism, that is what we do: we gather together… where we receive this gift of new life, where we are reminded by our Baptism we are consistently renewed."

"This is an exquisite presentation of a lively faith and a beautiful song. Thank you so very much for making this available. I hope to use this song as an opening prayer in some of my Spiritual Direction sessions," said Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity Anne Marie Lom, OSF

Hart most recently has been in the studio working on her eleventh full-length recording, "And Lovely It Is". She's been sitting in the producers chair for this collection of songs, along with co-producer Stephen Leiweke. Amy Grant, Celtic Woman, Matt Maher, Laura Story, Audrey Assad and The Newsboys are among those who've recorded her songs, and Grant's recording of "Better Than a Hallelujah" earned Hart a Best Gospel Song Grammy nomination. She has also had several song placements in film and television, and her songs appear in hymnals all across the world.

Franciscan Sisters invite you to feel inspired and renewed by viewing Sarah Hart video of 'Gather at the Water', and then her exclusive interview with our Sr. Cecilia Joy Kugel, OSF

Since 1869, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have served in Catholic Health Care, Education, Campus Ministry and Parish-Community Service throughout the U.S. Recently, discerning women have been joining us from Michigan, Colorado, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Texas.

God Calls You. We Invite You Dios te llama. Te invitamos.
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity

Hermanas Franciscanas de la Caridad Cristiana

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