The combination of her unique voice with fine orchestral and guitar arrangements, makes this a very special album indeed and one to to treasure.
It can be used in personal moments of quiet reflection to bring us closer to Jesus, or equally in prayer group settings, where the gentle flowing Medleys will raise us to new heights of awareness of His presence in our midst.
And when used as a background during Eucharistic Adoration, the presence of Jesus will manifest itself in our hearts and bring us ever closer to Him.
Marilla’s beautiful new CD reminds us that although this devotion goes back to the Middle Ages, it has become better known, following the Vatican-approved Marian apparitions in Kibeho, Rwanda, in the 1980s.
In her many apparitions in Kibeho, Our Lady asked specifically that we should pray the Rosary of the Seven Sorrows, promising that through this, we would receive abundant graces.
Praying the Seven Sorrows reminds us of the key role played by Our Lady in our Redemption and of the suffering she endured along with her Son Jesus, to save us.
Marilla leads us in praying the Seven Sorrows and sings excerpts from some beautiful hymns to Our Lady, featured in her Albums. Click Here to Buy
These very beautiful Roasry Beads, were specially commissioned to use in conjunction with the Seven Sorrows CD and can be ordered with the CD, or separately as you wish.
Marilla paints a vivid picture In words and music of the extraordinary heights to which ordinary people are raised through doing God’s work.
And she demonstrates how great holiness is possible for us, if we do as they did and abandon ourselves to the will of God.
NEW! SORROWFUL WOMAN DIGITALLY REMASTERED
MLM Records has re-released Marilla’s stunning album, Sorrowful Woman, dedicated to Our Blessed Lady.
It has been digitally re-mastered and contains six extra tracks taken from her other albums making a total of seventeenof the Catholic Church’s most loved Hymns to Our Lady available on one CD.
Marilla would like to thanks all those who attended this show and made it such a great success. Please return here for more details of upcoming performances!
The July 2010 edition of Christian Music News by Geoff Howlett on BBC Humberside had this to say about Marilla’s recent appearance at St Francis Xavier’s Church, in Motherwell, Scotland:
“The Catholic Herald recently reported that Marilla Ness drew crowds from near and far for her first ever event in Scotland – held in support of the persecuted church.
About 400 fans – some from as far as Somerset – packed into St Francis Xavier church in Carfin, outside Motherwell, for ‘An Evening of Prayerful Music’.
Marilla Ness: Charity concert in Scotland
The concert raised nearly £3,000 for the Catholic charity, Aid to the Church in Need, which supports persecuted and other suffering Christians.
Following their return from a successful ministry trip to the USA, Hull based husband and wife duo Living Hope release their new album, Chronicles, on July 9th with a launch party at the Manna Coffee House in Cottingham.”
Marilla Ness, the leading Catholic singer, drew crowds from near and far for her first ever event in Scotland – held in support of the persecuted Church, writes John Newton.
About 400 fans – some from as far as Somerset – packed into St Francis Xavier church, Carfin, outside Motherwell, for “An Evening of Prayerful Music”.
The concert, on Thursday April 29, raised nearly £3,000 for Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need, which supports persecuted and other suffering Christians.
Described as Britain’s number one Christian recording artist, Irish-born Marilla Ness performed for almost two hours, singing a selection from her top-selling albums including Holy Spirit We Welcome You, Holy Is His Name, and Spirit of Lord.
Marilla was voted ‘International Artist of the Year’ and her album ‘I Believe in You’ received the accolade of ‘International Album of the Year ‘ and the song ‘ ‘ Were you there,’ featured on the album, took the award for ‘Best Song of the Year’ at the ninth UCMVA (United Catholic Music and Video Association) Unity awards ceremony held at Loyola University in New Orleans, USA, on 25th October.
The association was set up to support. encourage and promote the development of all forms of Catholic music and the Unity awards for which votes were invited from all association members are designed to recognise the achievements and excellence in various categories of music and video.
Asked for her reaction, Marilla said, ” I was absolutely thrilled to receive three awards especially as the nominations came from people involved in the music scene in the USA. It’s great to know my work and ministry are enjoyed and appreciated by fellow artists and other music professionals.”
Join Marilla in her native Ireland as she visits many of the much loved places of her childhood and sings twelve of your favourite songs.
Directed by Robert Hastings this award winning DVD was filmed entirely on location in Donegal, Ireland and at her home in Cheshire, England.
- How Can I Keep From Singing
- Make Me A Channel
- Be Still
- Close To You
- Do Not Be Afraid
- What Colour Is The Wind
- Jesus You Are Lord
- I Will Never Forget You
- You Are Near
- Jesus We Enthrone You – Majesty
- Our God Reigns
- To Do Your Will.
Ruth Ann Riley
I came upon your music quite by accident while watching television. My husband and I fell in love with Ireland three years ago when we visited and are returning in April/May of this year.The scenes on your video made me homesick for Ireland. I feel that I was led to you by God’s hand and I am going to continue enjoying your ministry through the purchase of your Cds and Dvds. I am planning on giving them as gifts to friends and relatives.
Thank you so much and may God bless you and keep you.
Ruth Ann Riley
At this age of 75 I am going though some tough/rough emotional times. I am being treated for depression, anxiety, the beginning of dementia all those things that are very depressing for a retired person that worked in the Aerospace industry where memory and stability are key to your job.
All this to tell you that during the Easter season I turned on the TV and was listening to the EWTN Network, where they started playing your DVD “How Can I Keep From Singing”..I slowed down to hear what the program was about and when they opened the Scene where you sang “YOU ARE NEAR” I came to a complete halt and stood amazed and chills ran down my back and my Soul leaped with Joy, and tears came to my eyes. Never have I heard such an angelic voice since I recall the Greek singer Nana Mouskouri. …I have never heard two women with such clear and pure voices….Each of you are able to reach my soul and cause me to become totally filled with the overwhelming peace of the Holy Spirit. I have played your video for a small group of Christians from our church and they were totally taken by your purity and telling voice .
I cannot tell you how blessed I have been by your DVD and hope to obtain additional discs.
You are truly an angel of light for a very weary group of people like me…..
May the blessings of God overwhelm you and your family in the years ahead….
Thank you for your ability to touch the soul of us who need our battery charged.
Bobbi Jo Rockwell
I was recently hospitalized for three days and I happened to flip thru the TV channels and got a glimpse of your music talent. Just amazing. Thank you for your work. ‘Our God Reigns’ is such a true song. It made the half hour I watched you sing so pleasant. I plan on purchasing a CD of yours.
Thank you and God Bless
Bobbi Jo Rockwell
I heard you for the first time when I was sitting rocking my grandson and singing to him, while ‘flicking’ through the TV. You were singing on EWTN the catholic station; the DVD was, “How Can I Keep From Singing.” It was such a lovely DVD that I am now trying to purchase it. I live in Bermuda, and have been told that I cannot order it from the store where I normally order my CDs so my husband is going to UK this week and I hope and pray that he will be able to purchase the CD and maybe others.
Your gift from The Lord is wonderful.
Deb in Bermuda
I have just ordered your DVD “How Can I keep From Singing”. In addition to your beautiful singing, I was enthralled by the setting in which you recorded it. I have just finished researching my family history and learned that my father’s family is from the very area you chose for your filmimg. Watching the scenery as you sang was indeed a wonderful and uplifting expreience.
Thank you and may God continue to bless you and the message you bring.
Filmed entirely on location in the Holy Land and at her home in Cheshire, England
Follow Marilla in the footsteps of the Lord as she leads you on a musical journey through the Holy Land and marvel at the many famous sites where Jesus walked, especially the synagogue where He proclaimed the prophesy of Isaiah, which was fulfilled in Him. Marilla sings fifteen beautiful songs which, together with readings from the Bible, bring the Gospels brilliantly to life.
Directed by Robert Hastings this award winning DVD was filmed entirely on location in the Holy Land and at her home in Cheshire, England.
I work evenings and only arrived home tired and weary at 2 am from a typing job in a downtown Toronto law firm. My soul felt wretched and dry, so I turned on my digital cable to EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) — when your “On Holy Ground” started playing — my heart of stone turned to weeping flesh — you so brought me back to Jesus. How gifted you are and how very grateful I am for having been given the opportunity to hear your uplifting and life-giving songs as you walked in the footsteps of Jesus. I may never get to visit the sites you did, but I feel I have visited them tonight.
Blessings and peace in Jesus,
Dale Bisanti (Mrs.)
We saw your Holy Land program yesterday (9/26) and it was beautiful. The interplay of Scripture and song was truly powerful. This was the first time we had heard (or heard of) you, I’m sorry to say. We will be watching for your programs from now on. May God bless you as you serve Him.
I was in a trance the first time I saw ” On Holy Ground” on EWTN and I saw the show twice thereafter without missing a moment !
You are fantastic! Very touching lyrics & music …so appropriate !
Keep up the good work! I intend to purchase some of your CDs soon ..
Thanks & God Bless you !!
I am a Filipino presently living and working in Saudi Arabia. One day, I have seen your “On Holy Ground” on satellite TV (EWTN) and I have since been your avid fan.
In Saudi Arabia, where the Christians are persecuted, your spiritual songs uplift our faith. Thanks for your works and keep it up!
God bless you…
I just had to write to tell you how very much my husband John and myself enjoyed your video in the Holy Land.
We have nearly all your CDs and your other video and always loved them.
Then for Christmas John bought me this video and last night we spend a very lovely evening watching it.
John came into the Catholic Church some six years ago after all our children had grown up and left home. I was born in France a Catholic with a Jewish Father and Catholic Mother.
He always came to Mass, but I believe his faith would move mountains and he is so devoted to our beloved God.
Thank you so much for your wonderful gift you brought into our lounge room last night.
We both sing in St. Mary’s Cathedral choir in Sale, Victoria, Australia, and I am going to lend this video to all our choir members “when” we can manage to be without it for a few weeks!!
Once again thank you for sharing this marvelous gift.
Pastor Robert White
My wife and I saw your video on the Holy Land last night on the television and were moved greatly by the beautiful music and the wonderful journey of the Holy Land. It was the first time we have heard you singing and thoroughly enjoyed it. May God continue to use you to His Praise, Honor and Glory.
I am going to share your music with our church and encourage them to get good Christian music into their homes, and lives.
God Bless You.
I was privileged to watch your video On Holy Ground, as my Grandmother was dying in hospice care. I was with her constantly and we just kept rewinding and playing your video. It was very soothing to my very Catholic Grandmother, as well as to the rest of the family.
She passed away with my mother and I holding her hand and listening to you. You helped her go home to Heaven and you helped us let her go. You are truly an Angel here on earth.
Thank you and May God Bless you abundantly.
Suzanne & Dorothy (my Mother)