Franciscans Ring In 2012: Kate Campbell’s Mini-On-Line Concert

by Sister Julie Ann on January 1, 2012

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity ring in 2012 with American singer-songwriter Kate Campbell singing a  moving mini-on-line concert. Her meaningful music clearly speaks to the theme of  National Migration Week January 8-14, 2012 inviting reflection on comprehensive immigration reform.  Her lyrics also challenge us each day and all year long to deeper conversion of heart  in our relationships with God and others.

Kate Campbell’s Mini-on-line Concert

Rosa’s Coronas/Lanterns on the Levee     Lyrics
Shining Like the Sun    Lyrics
Free World      Lyrics

About Kate

With her compassionate tone, Kate Campbell has made a musical niche for herself telling stories exploring the complex topics of race, religion, history and human relationships.  It started with her award-winning debut record, 1995’s Songs from the Levee, and continues with her latest offering, Two Nights in Texas, recorded live at Blue Rock Artist Ranch and Studio in Wimberley, Texas on April 8-9, 2010. Each of Kate’s albums is a distinctive and incomparable slice of music from one of the most unique artists recording today. Click here to read more about Kate.


Some of Kate’s Memorable Lyric Clips:

“Kingdom come Love be done Here on earth Just like in heaven Shining, shining Like the sun We are all shining like the sun…”

“I’ll put my hand to the plow I’ll hold my head up proud I’m going out…”

“You have always been a rock A silent hurricane A light of focus when I could not see Now I want you to know If there comes a need You can count on me…”

Concert Follow-Up: 

Freely download ‘Free World’  and listen to more of Kate’s music on Consider purchasing other favorites that inspire your soul to action. 

Read the Catholic Bishops of Wisconsin’s,  Traveling Together in Hope, a December 2011 pastoral letter on Immigration. Visit the United States Catholic Bishops website Justice for Immigrants and Franciscan International, a non-governmental organization that voices concerns at the United Nations. Advocate for policies and prevention programs on human trafficking as well as the establishment of protection measures and assistance to the victims.

9 thoughts on “Franciscans Ring In 2012: Kate Campbell’s Mini-On-Line Concert”

  1. Sr. Leslie says:

    This music has such a strong story behind it. I was especially touched by Rosa's Coronas. There is such a deep sense of saddness in the lyrics with just a touch of hope. The poor woman's daughter left, no one can blame her, but rarely do I think of the perspective of those left behind in the country. Those who love their country and just don't understand the leaving. Every story has so many sided.  Folk music is so important for telling stories for the soul.

  2. Sister Mary Ann says:

    Thanks so very much for sharing your gift of music with us Kate! It is a wonderful way to invite God to speak to our hearts and to open ourselves to the needs of others!

  3. T. says:

    As I listened…life should be happy and exciting and not boring.

  4. BCD says:

    It reminds me that there is always good moments in your life and you should enjoy it and be happy…shining like the sun.

  5. T. says:

    Everyone can relate to music, so everyone can relate to God through music.

  6. DM says:

    This music helps me think of happy times with my friends on a warm summer day with no clouds and extra sunshine:)

  7. KK says:

    Shining Like the Sun…makes me feel like a daughter of God when they say “we are all shining like the sun…”

  8. B.T.H. says:

    If God chooses to touch you, you’ll shine like the sun!

  9. Fr. Joe says:

    “We are all shining like the Son: I thought of the image of Divine Mercy and when we receive our Lord in Holy Communion we shine and radiate very much like that image. God’s rays shining like the Son through us.

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