Free Franciscan May Music: Ocean Mary by Pete Mayer

by Sister Julie Ann on May 1, 2014

In the month of May with our hearts full of the love and life of mothers, Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity offer Ocean Mary by Peter Mayer as a free music download. Delight in the high energy lyrics and sound of this Minnesota singer-songwriter.  St. Francis’ Canticle of the Creatures finds a home in this song which sings vividly of the familial-connectedness and preciousness of all of life.

About Peter Mayer

Peter MayerPeter Mayer writes songs for a small planet—songs about interconnectedness and the human journey; about the beauty and the mystery of the world. Whimsical, humorous, and profound, his music breaks the boundaries of “folk”, and transcends to a realm beyond the everyday love song, to a place of wonder at the very fact of life itself.

Peter began playing the guitar and writing songs when he was in high school. He studied Theology and music in college, and then spent two years in seminary. After deciding that the priesthood wasn’t for him, he took a part-time job as a church music director for 8 years, while performing at clubs and colleges, and writing and recording his music. In 1995, he quit his job and started touring full-time. Since then, Peter has gradually gained a dedicated, word-of-mouth following, playing shows from Minnesota to Texas, New England to California. He has nine CDs to his credit, and has sold over 70 thousand of them independently.


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4 thoughts on “Free Franciscan May Music: Ocean Mary by Pete Mayer”

  1. J.E. says:

    This song tells me that creation is meant to be glorified in God’s original design. My life should be all about glorifying the works and wonders of God.

  2. D.W. says:

    I was very amused by the guitar, honestly. I was reading the lyrics, and the line that spoke to me was “she recollects the dawn of life,” because it makes us picture her reflecting on her life. I feel like this whole song is a lot of metaphors.

  3. J.E. says:

    The song describes Mary as being similar to the ocean. Perhaps, care for creation is the focus point of the song. Unless we feel like creatures or other creations, we can’t connect to the creative.

  4. A. says:

    Makes me think of the things around me in this world, just how he explained Mary’s thoughts, feelings and objects around her…

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