I got my first CD from the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of the Apostles, Christmas at Ephesus, in the mail a number of years ago. I almost didn’t open the envelope, but something about it caught my eye.
And then…then I listened to it.
I promptly sent a little donation to the sisters for the gift their CD was to me.
Then (the timeline is fuzzy, so there must have been a life event taking place) their second CD came my way, Marian Hymns at Ephesus, courtesy of the United States Postal Service.
It was filled with more of what I loved about their earlier album, and I sent another check their way. How could I not?
In the last three years, the Benedictine sisters have made quite a name for themselves by topping the classical music charts. “The hits just keep on comin,” as the radio people say.
It’s a joy to see them discovered by the rest of the world, recognized for the gift they’re sharing so openly, rewarded financially (I hope!) to help them continue the important work they do.