Crossed The Tiber

An Evangelical Converts to Catholicism

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I was born into the Catholic faith. At 14, I was "born again" and found Jesus personally but lost His Church. After thirty years as an evangelical protestant, I have come full circle to find that He has been there all the time, in the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. I wish others to find the beauty and truth of the Catholic faith as I have found.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Haitian Catholic's Choir Practice

I am re-recording Jewel of the Caribbean for the new album with more instruments including cello, fretless bass, guitar and bouzouki. As I was working on it I started thinking about the brethren in St Simon Jude parish. I went through my videos from the recent trip and decided to share this one today. Incidentally, we just heard that they had tremendous rainstorms and several people were killed. Please keep praying for the folks in Haiti. The pastor of St. Simon Jude; who hosts our medical clinic, had his jeep half submerged in a swollen river but got it out in time!

After we returned from the clinic one evening, the choir from St. Simon and Jude parish was practicing at the rectory. Such joy in such suffering. This video (recorded in the dark) really captures the spirit of our brothers and sisters there.



Blogger Principium Unitatis said...

It also beautifully captures the humanity of the Church: men, women, children, love, laughter, solidarity, passion, faith, hope and joy, all calling out in the midst of this present darkness.

In the peace of Christ,

- Bryan

May 24, 2009 11:57 AM  
Blogger Owen said...

Yes, such joy.

May 24, 2009 1:08 PM  
Blogger George Weis said...

Love that!

Perhaps you could work a sample of this into your record? That would be cool.


May 24, 2009 8:53 PM  
Blogger Bernadette said...

how absolutely *lovely*! i'm all goosebumpy! thanx so much for sharing this jubilant music; our Church truly is "Catholic"!

May 26, 2009 4:23 PM  

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