CONTACT: Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, 920-682-7728
GREEN BAY, Wisc., Dec. 12 /Christian Newswire
/ -- In December, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity’s “Franciscanized World” Page features “Creator of the Stars of Night”. This beautiful carol is performed by Chicago gospel singer Katherine Alexander and Sr. Marsaia Kaster, OSF, and available at www.fscc-calledtobe.org/living.asp
Ms. Alexander is a 24 year old Chicago native, raised in a close knit Catholic family, is a graduate of St. Xavier University.
Sr. Marsaia has been teaching music at Holy Family Conservatory in Manitowoc for 12 years. Her musical favorites include Beethoven’s Violin Concerto, contemporary music such as Shostakovich, and Scarlatti sonatas played on the Harp. She also loves choral music. “Music is movement, and hopefully a movement that takes us upward,”
“Franciscanized World” invites visitors see the world as Saints Francis and Clare did - realistically, compassionately, finding good and holy possibility in the substance and culture of everyday life.
Each month, specially selected songs and images are chosen for spiritual reflection from particular young women discerning their call in life. Franciscanized World was recently featured in Time Magazine’s profile of Catholic religious orders innovatively utilizing the Internet.
“We want to present our life as a viable option for them. Personal invitation is always best; however, we became convinced that real conversations can begin by using the language of images and music.” says Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Directress of Vocations
Established in 1869, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serve in Catholic health care, education and parish ministries in 11 U.S. dioceses (Green Bay, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Tucson, Honolulu, Chicago, Marquette, Jackson, Omaha, Columbus and Steubenville).