Thursday, August 02, 2007

First Friday Fast for an End to Abortion and Anne Faustina

Tomorrow, for those of you who are participating (in any way) in the movement by Dallas area bloggers, is first friday! Just a friendly reminder...

For whatever reason, when I was thinking briefly about the fact that tomorrow is indeed first friday, I thought instantly of Anne Faustina. Anne is a child of two beloved friends, Matt and Angela (creators of Remnant), and was lost in a miscarriage. She was loved very much and it was beyond sad to learn of her passing. She taught Matt and Angela many things with her passing, even more evident today than it was then. During the grieving and healing process, Angela wrote a song about and for her precious child. She and Matt took it to the recording studio and I've not met a single person who was not touched by the beauty of the piece. It is appropriately titled "Anne Faustina" and goes like this:

A gentle breeze standing still
A single flower on a hill
A star so bright in the sky
It makes me sit and ask why

You were so delicate and small
A tiny grain of sand in the hand of God
We knew that you were there
When we were told that you were gone

A gentle breeze standing still
A single flower on a hill
A star bright in the sky
It makes sit and ask why
You were so delicate and small
A tiny grain of sand
We knew that you were there
When we were told that you were gone

Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina

A life created by our love
Is now with Jesus high above
Adoring, praising, honoring
Our loving Lord, our Mighty King
Our little saint in perfect form
Reminded us of God's promise
He would remain faithful to us
If we in turn were faithful too
His divine mercy endures

Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina

A gentle breeze standing still
A single flower on a hill
A star so bright in the sky
It makes me sit and ask why
You were so delicate and small
A tiny grain of sand
We knew that you were there
When we were told that you were gone

Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina
Anne Faustina

The music that accompanies these lyrics is just gorgeous and, although it is always a treat to hear Matt and Angela sing together, it is especially delightful to hear them sing this piece together. They have some great harmonies that really emphasize certain lyrics. One detail I didn't not include above is when they are singing different lines at the same time. Gorgeous. Anyway, this song, I have a feeling, will be playing a lot tomorrow. I think of Anne Faustina often and how fitting it would be to keep her close in prayer tomorrow as I pray for those souls she is with who did not have someone to fight for their life. I hope you join in with me and the others to fight for this. It will not be won through violence but through the peaceful acts of prayer and penance.

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