The contribution of the friars to the recording of 'Calm the Soul' gave it a truly international dimension. Br’s Adrian and Theodore come from the Canadian province, Br Benedetto from the Dutch province and Br Ian from our own Irish province. Br Antony OFM comes from England and Br David OFM, the guardian of the local Galway fraternity is from Cork, which of course gave it a truly international feel, and Br Joel, who hails from Sweden, was at hand to give feedback and encouragement when the energy of the group began to flag!
We sisters had great fun teaching the song to the friars and doing this recording with them. They were very compliant! It was an occasion to thank God once again for the gift of our Franciscan family spirit and the joy that flows from it.
The consecrated life thus becomes one of the tangible seals which the Trinity impresses upon history, so that people can sense with longing the attraction of divine beauty.
Pope John Paul ll in Vita Consecrata