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Lean Into The Wind

April 6, 2014 by  
Filed under Carmelite Sisters, Liz Estler, Music

The Carmelite Sisters of the Most Sacred Heart of Los Angeles don’t have much spare time. Why is that? It’s because their daily life includes both prayer and service to God’s people through healthcare, education, and spiritual retreats. Nevertheless, they have been kind and gracious in sharing their writing skills with us here at Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction for some time now. We are excited to share with you news of their musical expertise and lastest venture Lean into the Wind, a CD produced by the Sisters.

Called by God to be a presence inflamed within our world, witnessing to God’s love through prayer, joyful witness and loving service, this music springs from their mission to promote a deeper spiritual life. This is a brand new CD of 14 gorgeous songs, 12 of which are original compositions, which the Sisters themselves have written and have never been heard before. They are sung with all the joy and beauty that comes from a life dedicated to God.

Click on these links to listen and enjoy a sample or two:

If you have been blessed/edified by the Sisters' writing and/or music, please consider ordering a CD for the suggested donation here at this secure site: https://leanintothewind.com/order/ Lean Into the Wind is also available for digital download via iTunes and Amazon. Click here to learn more about Lean Into the Wind.

Art: Lean into the Wind cover used with permission.

Dan's Comment: “St. Augustine said that Singing belongs to the one who loves. I have no doubt that you will hear the love expressed in the sweet voices of the Carmelites of the Sacred Heart of Los Angeles.”

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About Liz Estler

Editor, SpiritualDirection.com. Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts), Liturgy Certificate (Boston Archdiocese), and a BS degree in Biology and Spanish (Nebraska Wesleyan University - Lincoln). She has served as hospital chaplain associate, sacristan, translator and in other parish ministries. She was a regular columnist for a military newspaper in Europe and has been published in a professional journal. She once waded in the Trevi Fountain!

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  • patricia

    Beautiful and inspirational

  • disqus_SXf6Judu6L

    Lovely sound, but I couldn’t understand the words.

    • LizEst

      You can find the lyrics for all the songs here: http://leanintothewind.com/lyrics/#LovingGaze

      • disqus_SXf6Judu6L

        Thank you so much for sending me the words! Their voices are so joyful and clear and the lyrics are very spiritual. I love it and will surely order one.

  • disqus_SXf6Judu6L

    Is there sheet music for piano of any of the songs available for purchase? I purchased an MP3 for myself and a CD for our OCDS group’s formation director who’s leaving us in June. I have been trying to think of a gift. This is perfect!

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