Catholic Artists

Music by Danielle Rose!

On our last pilgrimage to Israel we were blessed with great music from both Paul Vogrinc and Danielle Rose. The music added so much to our pilgrimage that folks are still emailing me about it. I wanted to make the music of Danielle Rose available to you and I know you will want to listen to her for years to come. Rarely have I been so moved by a musicians humility, transparency and love for Christ. Below you will find all the links and numbers to get her music. At the beginning of August she will be entering religious life so she will not be touring any longer.

To purchase Danielle's CD's "Defining Beauty" and "Mysteries" (double CD with a meditation on each of the 20 mysteries of the rosary) call 1-800-566-6150. Her soon to be released CD entitled "I Thirst" (a musical biography of Blessed Mother Teresa) will be available in July or August of 2007.

CDs are available through amazon.com and iTunes as well. When 'I Thirst' is released, it will be available through amazon as well.

And all songs are available to purchase and download onto your computer through itunes. "I Thirst" will be available on itunes when it is released as well.

Click Continue Reading below for a message from Danielle:

"Two weeks before my entrance into religious life, I will be returning to Nashville to record a live album of songs following the journey of my discernment. My hope and prayer was that the Lord might grant me an opportunity to share this journey in song in case it might help strengthen someone else who is discerning---particularly with regards to the fears and questions that are faced in a discerning a religious vocation. I wanted the CD to be made available for free to religious communities and vocations offices to be able to give it to someone who was discerning, and then have the CD available for anyone else who wanted to purchase it. The Lord, in his great love, allowed this to take place beyond my hopes and expectations! My publisher, World Library Publications, is a division of a large company called JSPaluch, (who prints church bulletins for thousands of churches across the country). JSPaluch tithes 10% of their profits each year (which is a LOT) specifically to support religious vocations. I only recently learned that they already have a catalog of resources that are sent directly to all of the religious vocations offices and communities! So World Library Publications, and the Paluch Family Foundation, have agreed to generously support this album. When it is completed (which will be after I have entered the convent), then it will be made available for free to any vocations office or religious community who desires to give it to someone who is discerning a religious vocation. Then it will be also available for anyone to purchase, and the proceeds are going to be donated to the vocations office in my Diocese of Duluth!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GOD IS SO AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This album is going to be entitled "Pursue Me." I have no idea when it will be available, but I would imagine it would probably not be until the late fall/winter of 2007. At that point in time, it will also be available through World Library Publications 1-800-566-6150. It will also be available through their website--but i'm not sure if it will simply be listed with my other albums, or if it will be in a different spot on the website, as the proceeds will all be going for a specific cause. Then the CD will also be available though the National Coalitions for Vocations by calling 1-800-671-NCCV, or going on their website www.nccv-vocations.org, or through their catalog."

“The Scrutiny Passion” with Jeremy Stanbary & Maggie Mahrt

Stanbary Cavins The Scrutiny Passion

I would like to introduce you to "The Scrutiny Passion", a collaborative performing arts project between Epiphany Studio Productions and the St. Olaf Catholic Church Worship & Sacred Music Series. Featuring international performers, Jeremy D. Stanbary and Maggie Mahrt, this new drama brings to life the Passion of Jesus Christ through the eyes of three gospel figures who were changed forever by their encounter with the Messiah: the Samaritan woman at the well, the man born blind, and Mary, the sister of Lazarus. The play reveals deep insights into the human condition, the mystery of suffering, as well as God's infinite mercy and love.

Founder/Executive Director Jeremy Stansbary received his Fine and Performing Arts degree in the Theatrical Arts with a performance emphasis from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln and was awarded the top scholarship for actors at UN-L two consecutive years. After an Augustinian-like conversion of heart during this time, Jeremy forfeited his scholarship in order to focus more time and energy on growing in his relationship with Jesus Christ. Upon graduating from UN-L, Jeremy spent a year in the Catholic seminary after which he spent two years as the Director of Youth Ministry for a parish in Lincoln, Nebraska. In June of 2003, Jeremy started Epiphany Studio Productions as a means of combining his passion and love for the Catholic faith with his passion and talents in the theater. He has since performed for thousands of audience members in the U.S. as well as Internationally at World Youth Day 2005 in Cologne, Germany.

Cavins Maggie Mahrt

Maggie Mahrt is an international Catholic performer who currently lives in Seattle, WA. Maggie traveled for four years as St. Therese of Lisieux in the popular St. Luke Productions live drama, "Therese."

Check out Jeremy's website as he has also created a number of great plays including "Lolek", the one-man drama about the life of Pope John Paul II and "Alessandro" the gripping one man drama that brings to life the true and fascinating story of the early 20th Century virgin-martyr, St. Maria Goretti. Maria, a young Italian teenager at the time of her death, was brutally murdered by an acquaintance of the family for refusing - out of love for God and her purity - to give in to his sexual advances. Maria forgave her aggressor as she lay dying in the hospital and she prayed that he might one day join her in Heaven. Written from the perspective of Alessandro her murderer, who experienced a dramatic conversion in prison and later testified for the cause of Maria's canonization, this play takes you through the events that led up to Maria's loss of life, and how she subsequently helped Alessandro to find his own.

For more information about booking any of Jeremy's plays for your parish click here.

Erin Berghouse Is Incredible!

When I speak of the music of Erin Berghouse I can sound like a fanatic. The reason is...IErin Berghouse & Jeff Cavins am one. I have been listening to Christian music for over twenty-five years, but never have I been so deeply moved by a CD as I am with "Self Surrender" by Erin Berghouse. Erin's skill in song writing and her unique sound combine to give us messages that make a difference in our daily lives. Her music inspires, heals, soothes and helps the listener discover where they are in relation to the Lord. Her lyrics are deep, probing and theologically solid. Her voice has a unique texture that conveys a vast spectrum of emotion. Her music does what music was intended to do, it glorifies the Lord and draws the listener to a place where eternal decisions are made. Erin, your gift has made an impact on my life and I'm sure that your CD will land at the top of many peoples list. I encourage all of you to go to Erin's website (www.lily4life.com) and take a listen to her music, particularly the album "Self Surrender."

Keith Moore - One of the Great Catholic Singer/Songwriters!

Keith MooreI would like to introduce you to Keith Moore, one the great Catholic Singer/Songwriters. I met Keith about seven years ago in Nashville, TN. Keith, a close friend of Phil Keaggy's appeared on my TV show, Life on the Rock, to sing and accompany Phil. Back when we first met we spent a whole evening talking about the beauty of the Catholic Church. Little did I know that that night would have an impact on Keith's life.

About two months ago Keith called me to inform me that he had converted to the Catholic Church and was now working on his Rosary Project, a collection of earthy songs about our Heavenly Mother. I want to encourage you to go to his website www.wkeithmoore.com and listen to his songs on the Rosary Project. I think he sounds like a Catholic Bob Dylan. His music is not only growing in popularity among Catholics but even in clubs it is penetrating the hearts of the unchurched. I really like the depth of his lyrics. Leave a comment and tell Keith what you think of his music. Enjoy!