Jessica Maria Andrea; I'm a Roman
Catholic in the most beautiful love
story ever told - that of Christ and His
Beloved. PRO-LIFE; made by Love Himself, to love & be loved in return. I am a religious studies and Spanish double major, almost done with my undergrad, looking to be a theology professor, and continue youth ministry and mission work abroad - these are just my plans, but I'm also discerning Christ's plans for my life. I'm a singer and performer, but currently taking a little bit of a break to focus on school and my ministry. This blog is bits and pieces of my life, and my spiritual journey. "For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Luke 12:34
Check these out!:
Saturday night - Catholic Underground NYC for a holy hour with the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal (CFRs)
Sunday - Mass, Concert, and Advent celebration with the Sisters of Life
Preparing my heart for Jesus with some of his most beautiful brothers and brides.
Come, Lord Jesus, come soon!
yes, I literally dreamed last night that I was stamping some more. That’s how many I stamped. And it was actually so much fun! If you’ve ever volunteered for them, donated to them, or had literally anything to do with them, expect a card in the mail in the next few weeks, and its beautiful! Hopefully I will see some of you in New York City on December 2nd for their celebration! It will include Mass, their famous cookies they bake, a talk from Mother Agnes, and the Sisters’ schola choir singing advent songs…and let me tell you, if you’ve never heard them singing, its like a little piece of heaven.
The Struggle tour in NJ with @singalleluia ! #tenthavenuenorth #christian #music (Taken with Instagram)
My morning alarm is now Benedictine monks gregorian chant of “Christus vincit”. What better way to wake up than to remember Christ conquers, Christ reigns, and Christ rules!
I get bored and learn top 40 music..because in reality I listen to things from before I was born and Jesus music. hahahaha
I’m taking a class on Catholic Church Music through Out The Ages, and I am completely in love. Don’t get me wrong, it’s TOUGH. I’m literally learning Church history, Latin language, and classical musical songs/composers/langage all in one class. I’m in a class with seniors all graduating..okay, I push myself a little much, lol. But I’m completely astounded. AND to top it off, in other news, for Lent, my choir is performing at school and at a basilica in Waterbury..the ENTIRE Requiem by Faure..some people hate it/don’t appreciate it but I literally sit there mesmerized when we sing it. I’ll keep you guys posted!
In case you don’t know, the requiem is a Mass in the Catholic tradition; the Mass for the dead. In terms of music, it means an entire book of the Mass SUNG, and classical composers throughout history have each had their own version. We are singing through the Requiem of Gabriel Faure. here is a small taste: