Given the Vatican has its own opinion of the greatest top ten rock albums of all times, it should be no surprise to Catholics or anyone else that some concerts truly are more than entertainment. One example is Rickie Lee Jones’ appearance at the Barrymore in Madison, WI on February 23, 2010. Franciscan Sister of Christian Charity, Sister Mary Ann Spanjers, OSF and Postulants Kara Martin and Marie Wilhelm found it was a spiritual experience fitting the Lenten Season’s mystery of life and death especially as reflected in John’s Gospel Final Discourse where Jesus promises that there are multiple dwelling places in His Father’s house.
Sister Mary Ann: ‘His Jeweled Floor,’ in particular, is so right for this time of Lent. We deepen our relationship with Jesus, living this mystery of life, suffering, death and resurrection when we learn to embrace the life we have with Him; experiencing and desiring to live on a level of interaction and feeling with ourselves and others. ‘His Jeweled Floor’ is about this journey.
Kara: It is wonderfully hopeful reflection on the loss of a loved one and how we will be reunited with them “on His jeweled floor” in heaven. It is perfect for this time of Lent when we are reflecting on the death and resurrection of the Lord that enable us to also enter heaven.
Marie: The song “His Jeweled Floor” reminds me not to worry when my loved ones die. They will be in a better place and some day I will be there to join them on God’s jeweled floor! This concert was amazing. Rickie Lee has a great talent for music and I was very impressed with all her songs and the variety of ways she uses musical instruments.
Concert Photo: Fred Graber, Fred Graber Photography, Madison, WI)
Name a concert whose memory burns in your heart and soul.