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'Open the Door' as the Year of Faith Closes -- Franciscan Sisters' Featured Musical Collaboration

Contact: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity, 920-682-7728

GREEN BAY, Wis., Nov. 12, 2013 /Christian Newswire/ --  Anticipating the Year of Faith's conclusion, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer a discerning song for this decisive time of faith: "Open The Door" (Abrir a Porta) from the Franciscana Costa collective, a unique collaboration of musicians from the United States and South America. www.fscc-calledtobe.org

Pope Francis' calling "Brazil, Latin America, the whole world needs Christ!" encouraged the baptismal vocation to serve at 2013 World Youth Day's closing Mass on the Copacabana Beach. "Open the Door" makes a spiritual and musical connection between the joyful energy of WYD and the timeless message of the Year of Faith.

Audio waves of musical camaraderie transcend geographic distances between South and North America cultures. Austin singer-songwriter Gina Chavez and guitarist Paul Finley offered the vocal-guitar duet at the song's center, Brazilian composer-singer Marco Esch provides vocal counterpoint, Milwaukee percussionist Julio Pabon and musician John Tanner offer a percolating rhythm. Guitarist Marcio Falchet offers a subtle chordal underpinning. An Argentina native, like Pope Francis, Jose Jaoa offers a 'radio retransmission' of the song's essential message. Future alternative mixes will include other musicians such as the pioneering 7estrelo's unique take.

The current Discernment -- Discernimiento mix is the first in a series of calling mixes to be featured. Listeners are invited to share the song and sentiment for personal enjoyment and inspiration.

The Roman Catholic Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serve in Catholic Health Care, Education and Parish-Community Service throughout the United States. From their Motherhouse in Wisconsin, mission locations extend from St. Theresa in Kekaha, Hawaii, the westernmost parish in the U.S., to health care in Ohio, Nebraska and Wisconsin, from the Mission of San Xavier Du Bac in Tucson, to parochial schools in the Green Bay and Phoenix Dioceses. www.fscc-calledtobe.org

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