Why I’m Catholic – Donna Cori Gibson

Donna Cori GibsonThis week’s guest is Donna Cori Gibson, often called the “Celine Dion” of Catholic contemporary music, has been sharing her music via Golden Arrow Catholic Music and Media in Catholic churches and prayer groups, on TV and is a repeating guest at many conferences and events from coast to coast. She can be heard in interview and song on Catholic radio stations across the nation and worldwide on Mother Angelica’s EWTN Global Catholic Network, and sister short-wave station WEWN.

Donna is featured in numerous television programs, including EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” and “Backstage”, and Familyland Network’s “MariaAl & Dom’s Inn”, “His Love”, a Divine Mercy segment and concert program.

“God does give us our heart’s desire, just not in the way we often believe it to be nor at the time we think it should materialize.” Donna Cori Gibson is doing exactly what she wanted to do since the time she was in grade school, but she never imagined it would be like this. She uncovers Catholic treasures hidden in the prayers of the saints, as well as important passages from Scripture, and puts them to music. It is a unique gift which is only enhanced by the power and beauty of her voice.

After years of working in New York as a professional singer, songwriter, and studio musician, she has moved to the beauty of Washington state where she lives with her husband Matthew and four children, Marie, Christopher, Grace, and Elijah. A lay Carmelite since 1999, Donna’s music is focused on prayer and explaining the truths of the Catholic Church with Scripture. Songs include word for word prayers from the Bible (as singing makes for easy memorization) and well known prayers of the Church. Setting prayers to music is Donna’s way of helping brothers and sisters in the Lord to “Pray to the Spirit on all occasions with all kind of prayers and requests” (Phil 6:18).

For more information on Donna Cori Gibson visit her website at http://www.donnacorigibson.com/


In case you missed it… last week’s guest was Taylor Marshall. Taylor Marshall reveals his journey an Episcopal priest to the Catholic Church.  Taylor and his wife were received into the Catholic Church by Bishop Kevin Vann of Fort Worth on May 23, 2006. Taylor is the author of The Crucified Rabbi – Judaism and the Origins of Catholic Christianity (October, 2009) and The Catholic Perspective on Paul (Fall 2010).

To hear Taylor Marshall’s powerful journey to the Catholic faith visit http://ihrarchive.org/ and click on the Why I’m Catholic show on Friday, February 11, 2011.