Green Bay, WI (PRWEB) August 4, 2007
The Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity have selected Susan Cowsill's "Palm of My Hand" as their August Franciscanized World vocation meditation, available as a free download at http://www.fscc-calledtobe.org/living.asp.
The singer/songwriter made her initial mark on popular culture at the tender age of eight with The Cowsills, the 60s family pop group, scoring Top Ten singles "The Rain, the Park and Other Things" and "Hair." During Susan's decade with roots-pop supergroup The Continental Drifters, she won the hearts of discerning listeners with her impassioned vocals and personally-charged songwriting. Cowsill's vocal talents have beautifully supported recordings from artists as diverse as Dwight Twilley, The Smithereens, Nanci Griffith, Carlene Carter and Jules Shear, while her compositions have been covered by The Bangles. Recently, she won the "Best Roots Rock" category at the 19th Annual Big Easy Awards held in New Orleans.
Of "Palm of My Hand", she reflected that it "came from a long journey of searching for happiness, love and inner peace. A long journey which brought me right back to...'Now', which has been here all along. We often search and search for something that is right in front of us, or inside of us."
The Franciscanized World page and the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity were recently featured in Time Magazine's profile of Catholic religious orders innovatively utilizing the Internet. The site invites visitors see the world as Saints Francis and Clare did -- realistically, compassionately, finding good and holy possibility in the substance and culture of everyday life. Each month, specially selected songs and images are chosen for spiritual reflection from particular young women discerning their call in life.
"We want to present our life as a viable option for them. Personal invitation is always best; however, we became convinced that real conversations can begin by using the language of images and music," says Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan, OSF, Directress of Vocations
Established in 1869, the Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity serve in Catholic health care, education and parish ministries in 11 U.S. dioceses (Green Bay, Milwaukee, Phoenix, Tucson, Honolulu, Chicago, Marquette, Jackson, Omaha, Columbus and Steubenville).
Sr. Julie Ann Sheahan OSF
Franciscan Sisters of Christian Charity
Holy Family Convent
2409 S. Alverno Road
Manitowoc, WI 54220