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The Way of the Cross
Make the Stations of the Cross like you never have before. Really "experience" them. Each meditation on the 14 stations is in song and video form. This devotion should not be limited to only Fridays during Lent but should be united to constantly. "A Christian soul never lets a day go by without meditating on the passion of Jesus Christ."- St. Padre Pio and Jesus says in Lk 9:23, "Take up your cross daily and follow me." This "concert" helps us really enter in and learn from the Master. Tissues are handed out with every program.
Our Catholic Faith
Donna draws from her collection of songs to share her love for the Bible, the Church, the importance of prayer, and God's love for us. She shares a little bit about why we believe what we believe as Catholics. She touches on prayer, the True Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist, the powerful intercession of Our Lady, what really goes on during Mass and how we can get the most out of it by participating fully in it. She also includes word-for-word prayers from scripture and the saints. Can be easily tailored to meet a specific interest.
Praying the "Our Father"
More than just a rush of familiar words, each line of the Lord's prayer has a deep meaning. How to pray them well, according to the teaching of St. Theresa of Avila, Doctor of the Church, is shared interspersed with songs relating to each line.
Donna's sung version of the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is regularly played on many radio stations around the country. She is often asked to share it live at concerts or conferences and to include other sung prayers from St. Faustina's diary. Whether it is on Divine Mercy Sunday, during Lent, on Friday, or at 3:00, Donna can share the five points of the Devotion and lead the assembly in the Chaplet, which is especially powerful during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Can also be combined with another topic.
The months of May and October are especially accomodating to a presentation on Our Blessed Mother (but let's not forget her feast days in July and August!). With many songs to share about Our Lady, Donna also relates stories of her from the Bible, Fatima and Carmel. Donna's sung rosary is very easy to sing. Everyone is singing together by the first decade and the spirit of prayer is so powerful you can feel it storming heaven. Can also be combined with another topic.
Christmas - Advent to Epiphany
Journey with Donna through the Christmas story as she takes you on a meditative and moving experience of the birth of our Savior. The concert opens with suggestions and analogy on how to prepare to receive Jesus at Christmas, continues with Old Testament scripture, Advent music, scripture, songs on how Mary might have felt/experienced the incarnation and responsibility, more scripture, classic carols and sing-a-longs. After expounding on Jesus' True Presence in the Eucharist and how it's hard for some to believe like it was hard for some to believe in the Incarnation, we close with more carols.
"Keeping a Mary Spirit Throughout a Martha Day" has been Donna's most requested retreat theme and is overwhelmingly well-received by women and men alike. Donna covers all aspects of prayer and keeping a rule of life. Click to see Fr. Robert Fox's endorsement.
Also, Lenten Missions or Praise and Worship