117
  • A Prayer for the Earth

    46,436 views 3 years ago
    Text by Pope Francis I, from the encyclical, Laudato Si
    Adaptation and music by Hazzan Steve Klaper & Br. Al Mascia, OFM
    Song and Spirit Institute for Peace, Berkley, MI • SongandSpirit.org


    Pope Francis' Prayer for Our Earth:
    "All-powerful God, you are present in the whole universe
    and in the smallest of your creatures.
    You embrace with your tenderness all that exists.
    Pour out upon us the power of your love,
    that we may protect life and beauty.
    Fill us with peace, that we may live
    as brothers and sisters, harming no one.
    O God of the poor, help us to rescue the
    abandoned and forgotten of this earth,
    so precious in your eyes.
    Bring healing to our lives,
    that we may protect the world and not prey on it,
    that we may sow beauty, not pollution and destruction.
    Touch the hearts of those who look
    only for gain at the expense of the poor and the earth.
    Teach us to discover the worth of each thing,
    to be filled with awe and contemplation,
    to recognize that we are profoundly united
    with every creature as we journey towards your infinite light.
    We thank you for being with us each day.
    Encourage us, we pray, in our struggle
    for justice, love and peace." Show less
    Read more
  • Song and Spirit Play all

    • I Am Here - Duration: 2 minutes, 56 seconds.

      • 3 years ago
      • 339 views
      The creation of a mosaic portrait -- a tribute to nearly 300 kidnapped Nigerian school girls, abducted April 14, 2014. They are our sisters, our daughters and granddaughters. We do not forget.

      htt...
    • Make me an Instrument of Your Peace -- Song and Spirit in Cincinnati, Oct. 2010 - Duration: 4 minutes, 24 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 3,784 views
      A 21st cetury Jewish Troubadur's take on he Prayer of St. Francis.

      SONG and SPIRIT. A Franciscan Minstrel and a Jewish Troubadour, working together to bring peace to the world, one song at a tim...
    • Ubuntu - I am because you are - Duration: 4 minutes, 36 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 7,421 views
      Bro. Al Mascia, ofm & Maggid Steve Klaper -- Song and Spirit, live at St. Clement Church, Cincinnati

      Inspired by the words of Desmond Tutu, Ubuntu is an ethic or humanist philosophy focusing on ...
    • Sender the Klopper - Duration: 7 minutes, 3 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 144 views
      Back in the old country, the klopper went house-to-house through the shtetl, knocking on shutters with a wooden hammer, calling people to prayer.

      In these excerpts from his unique, one-man show, ...
    • Ki L'olam Chasdo - Your Kindness endures forever - Duration: 3 minutes, 48 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 2,088 views
      from Psalm 136. The music is based on a 13th century anonymous melody. While we can't prove that St. Francis knew this tune, it seems at least somewhat likely that a 13th century Italian man as wel...
    • Kol Hanishama -- Every breath will praise God - Duration: 4 minutes, 47 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 554 views
      The last line of the book of psalms holds a lesson for us all about our breath, our souls and the gratitude that we offer every moment of every day that we walk this earth. Based on a lesson from m...
    • We must make peace. by Song and Spirit - Duration: 102 seconds.

      • 8 years ago
      • 366 views
      Brother Al greets the audience at Cong. Shir Tikvah.

      Song and Spirit Ensemble. Brother Al Mascia, ofm and Maggid Steve Klaper. A Franciscan Minstrel and a Jewish Troubadour, working together to...
    • allah hu - Duration: 78 seconds.

      • 7 years ago
      • 460 views
      Adaptation of a Sufi melody to the Lord's Prayer, in Hebrew, English and Arabic

      Song and Spirit Ensemble. Brother Al Mascia, ofm and Maggid Steve Klaper. A Franciscan Minstrel and a Jewish Troub...
    • Spirit of Assisi 2011 - Duration: 6 minutes, 27 seconds.

      • 6 years ago
      • 926 views
      25th Anniversary celebration of the Spirit of Assisi in Detroit, Michigan, commemorating John Paul II's historic 1986 gathering of international religious leaders in Assisi, Italy to pray for World...
    This item has been hidden
to add this to Watch Later

Add to

Loading playlists...