Our Residents were delighted recently with a musical presentation by two students who traveled to Denver early on a Saturday morning from Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Emily Carpenter on the cello and Siana O’Donnell on the piano, their fingers seemed to just fly over the notes as they performed to perfection a lovely variety of musical pieces. An added treat was their musical accompaniment on cello and organ at the morning Mass which followed. Let’s listen as one of our staff members, who attended the Mass that day, shares her reflection:
“Last week I was going up to Mass in the chapel here at Mullen Home. I was somewhat frustrated, as I was running late and tried to make a quiet entrance. As I searched for a seat, two young ladies caught my eye. One was seated at the organ, the other next to her with a cello. I enjoyed listening to these beautiful instruments being played and was excited to think we would have a special treat today! They began to play the hymns and Mass parts and I couldn’t help but think how neat it was to see other girls of my generation giving their talents back to God! It came time for Communion and I heard the first measures of Schubert’s Ave Maria. Then the cello came in. I knelt down, closed my eyes and melted. It was as if the world was gone and it was just Jesus and I.
I sing in my choir at church and it was very encouraging to feel a sense of camaraderie, using our abilities to bring honor and reverence to the Mass and lift minds and hearts to God. These girls have amazing talents and beautiful gifts. Thank you Siana and Emily for sharing with us a little piece of heaven!”
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