Franciscan Parish Revival Includes ValLimar Jansen and Tony McQueen

by Sister Kathleen on April 7, 2014

Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity Sister Kathleen Murphy and Sister Annette Kurey document in word and image a recent St. Francis of Assisi Parish Revival.

ValLImar Jansen and Tony McQueen“With hands lifted up, we praise you!”  So sang those who came together for “He Touched Me:  A Lenten Revival” at St. Francis parish in Greenwood.  Two evenings of inspiration, Gospel storytelling and song were led by ValLimar Jansen and Tony McQueen.

ValLimar came to us via Oregon Catholic Press and their staff from the “Spirit and Song” hymnal.  Tony is a graduate of St. Francis School where he began his illustrious musical career.  ValLimar inspired all present with graced words and her manner of taking on the very personalities of Gospel characters such as Naomi, Elizabeth, The Woman at the Well, and Martha, the sister of Lazarus.  Tony put the perfect sound track behind the evening’s message as he backed up the message with his talent on the keyboard.  This duo brought holiness alive as they shared the work of the Spirit, speaking and making music for over 2 hours each night without any notes before either of them.

ValLimar marked her sharing with beautiful references to our Catholic faith as it should be celebrated by those of African descent.  This gave great encouragement and joy to our parish community.  Hearts and spirits were marked with joy as hands touched in peace.  Praise God!

2 thoughts on “Franciscan Parish Revival Includes ValLimar Jansen and Tony McQueen”

  1. Sister Julie Ann says:

    Catholic Revival…the text and pictures convey a fitting spirit of renewal. May the Holy Spirit continue to fire the hearts of the faithful!

  2. Sister Mary Ann says:

    What a powerful experience to have ValLimar “be” Naomi, Elizabeth, The Woman at the Well and Martha! To hear the God speak through these women would be a wonderful gift! I’m sure that all who attended the mission went away with new light!

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