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“…God Gave Us Music That We Might Pray Without Words.”

5 September 2013

5 September 2013 Anno Domini
Posted by Sofia Guerra

“Bach gave us God’s Word. Mozart gave us God’s laughter. Beethoven gave us God’s fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words.” – quote from outside an old opera house

Being a lifelong musician and student of music, I pretty much cannot live without it. I loved this quote when I found it years ago.

It truly sums up how important the God-given gift of music truly is.

Now I am going to ask you, my readers to help keep the music going.

My sweet, darling sister in Christ, Lisa Graas, has given us so much with her Catholic blog. She has taken it on the chin from self-serving opportunists all over the blogosphere who think she can be the scapecoat for their lack of humility.

Through this, she continues to give us the Truth everyday without fear, raise her children according to the Catholic faith and love her kids more than a Wisconsin cow has milk.

Lisa’s daughter Teresa is in need of some very special help. It is a need very dear to my heart. Please take a moment to read this and decide.

Teresa’s Music Fund
Posted by Lisa Graas at her site, LisaGraas.com

My daughter Teresa is an accomplished singer. At the tender age of 14 she is the cantor at our parish, St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church in Grayson Springs, Ky. Teresa has an old electronic keyboard and has learned to play many songs by ear, but she is in need of piano lessons and a piano. The piano lessons are something that we can handle but I cannot afford a piano for her. We are currently trying to raise money to purchase a used piano for her. Hayes Piano and Music Store has a wide variety of used pianos for sale for $600 each. We thought it might be a good idea to ask my readers if they would like to donate “piano keys.” There are 88 keys on a piano. Every donation of $6.82 will purchase one key. If 88 people donate $6.82 we will have enough money to buy the piano!

Teresa desires to give her gift back to the Church provided that she can develop her talent. If we raise more than $600, we will use the money to help with lessons, gas to take her to chorus class (daily), nice dresses to wear to church where she is singing, etc.

Thank you all so much for your help!

Please read her mother’s post from her site, Lisa Graas , Teresa’s Music Fund.

Always Catholic Blog has donated a “key”. Can we ask our readers to come up with the other 87? I have been blessed with so many readers, I KNOW there are 87 of you out there who would do this. My readers are also great lovers of music, particularly sacred.

Teresa Graas loves the sacred also.Below is a video of Teresa singing soprano in the 2013 Kentucky All-State Jr. High Chorus. She is now singing at the HS level.You can’t see her face, but her voice is there!

This is an easy one. For those who can, one key is do-able. For those who cannot, a prayer to help the cause is priceless.

PLEASE click HERE to donate a key. Please leave a comment for a note of encouragement and that you are praying for Teresa by clicking HERE.

Thank you and God love you,

Sofia


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