Guestbook

 

Here are the wonderful words left by some of you, Marilla’s fans, from around the world …

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Dear Marilla,

I absolutely loved Saturday evening at the Chapel of Reconciliation, your voice is pitch perfect and very warm and clear. You signed a couple of cds for me afterward and spoke kindly, I could tell you are a very spiritually centred lady. I was very touched by your singing and by the Marian miracles you recounted in between  your songs.
What I especially wanted to tell you was the effect the concert had on me personally. I am not Catholic although I attend masses whenever I am able, and  read Catholic material but I have found difficulty accepting Mary, as regards praying to her, or asking her to pray for me – although I feel drawn toward her. However I felt such a beautiful spirit and warmth on Saturday and I realised that this was no longer the case – no theological studies had been able to influence me toward Mary- but the power I felt in the chapel changed my heart toward Mary on Saturday, now I feel so different and close to her. Thank you so much, it was such a life changing experience. I hope you continue to perform for a long time to come. God bless you.

Tim Hatcher – England

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Louisa

Fiji

Dear Marilla,

I am really impressed with your music, which is most encouraging and inspiring. Your voice is so beautiful and the hymns are so touching, I find them really suitable for meditation and prayer sessions.

Thanks for the gift of yourself.

May God bless you and keep you safe.

Louisa

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Carol Carlson

Canada

Dear Marilla,

I must tell you that I am truly inspired with your CD of The Divine Mercy Meditations and Songs. This is the way I start my days . Since just finishing the Diary of St. Faustina this brings so much meaning to this book. I know that the Chaplet of Divine Mercy is a much needed requirement in this day and age and you have sung it so beautifully.

The Good Lord has blessed you with a wonderful voice to sing of His Glory and Praises and to share with the many who love to listen to music. Your music ministry is a very Spiritual and Uplifting one and can bring one to tears.

Thank you for sharing your music with us and God bless.

A sister in Christ.

Chrissie Russell

England

Dear Marilla,

I have almost finished listening to and at the same time, enjoying, all 25 CDs you have recorded and have watched your two DVDs so many times, I just love everything you’ve spoken and sung.

You have a very lovely faith and an obvious deep love for Christ, as I believe I have also. Wouldn’t it be great if everyone could come to the Lord and find Him as their Saviour, as so many people have and are all Born Again?!

But unfortunately there are many other Faiths and a lot of people haven’t got Jesus in their heart, which is a shame, as one would love to see them ‘turn’ and ask Him into their lives.

I would think that any person who’s not Christian or may have been a nominal Christian, who heard some of your readings from the Bible, and your songs, would be turning to Christ, because you have that certain way of speaking and singing, to ‘turn’ many a heart.

I do love the DVD ‘On Holy Ground’, and often do my ‘Quiet Time’ by watching and listening to it each day. It really is a very uplifting DVD and it still helps me so much, with my daily walk with the Lord.

May the Peace of the Lord be with you now and always,

Chrissie.

Sylvia Asplet

Australia
Dear Marilla,

I love to home worship watching your Video , ‘On Holy Ground.’ I cry and praise God and feel His presence and how I love Him.

Thank you for your beautiful songs.

Sylvia

: Judith Perrett

Australia
Dear Marilla,

Since writing to you, I have been able to purchase the rest of your CDs, spoken and music, they are all so uplifting. Some of the songs I can’t quite get all the words. I do have a Songbook, purchased about 10 years ago. Do you have another one with all your songs in it now, if so, where could I purchase one?

Thank you, and God Bless your Ministry.

Gloria Chin

Canada
Dear Marilla,

I have your Way of the Cross, original Rosary (have ordered new one that includes luminous mysteries), Divine Mercy and other CDs. Have just ordered 4 more of your CDs from Catholic distributing because I did not know about your website. I would like to know where I can buy your songbook. Please advise.

I love your voice, your songs and your meditations.

Thanks,

Gloria

Thomas

India
Dear Marilla,

I just viewed your video On Holy Ground and believe me I came very much closer to God. You were simply superb and have made the Holy Land tours just like real tour. Thank you very much for your services and if possible can I obtain some more free videos for downloading?

You are no doubt blessed but I will still pray for you to blessed more abundantly.

Thomas

Josie

England
Dear Marilla,

Wow! what a great Concert up at St Francis Xavier Carfin, on Thursday. Was a truly amazing time and met so many fantastic people in Carfin that I have lots of stories to tell, what a great day.

The Venue was packed out and no one wanted you to finish, you are a true star Marilla and I am still laughing at the ‘$50 is $50′ joke. I am now eagerly awaiting the next CD , DVD and most importantly, the next Concert.

As Oliver Twist said, can I have MORE please?

My Love and best wishes to you.

Josie xx Castleford

John Maxwell

Scotland
Dear Marilla,

Was bowled over by your performance at Carfin on 29th April. The uplifting spiritual experience will remain with my wife and myself for a long long time. Keep up the good work.

John.

Margaret

Scotland
Dear Marilla,

Thank you for the wonderful concert in Carfin.

Nilza de Souza Thiel

Germany
Dear Marilla

I’m from Brasil and now live in Burghausen, Germany.

I love you and your music as does my dear friend Dean Robson from Canada.

I believe your music will bring peace to the world.

God bless you!

Wlademir Antonio Guilherme

Brazil
Dear Marilla,

I’m from Brazil and I had contact with your music in 1996 when I was in London. Since then I have bought your CDs. Your voice and music are a blessing from God.
Congratulations!

Carmel Sweeney

Ireland
Dear Marilla,

Was delighted to come across your website, as I have always admired your singing and I have most of your Cassette tapes also Videos and in recent times have bought CDs but what I dearly would like is to know if you have a Song Book with most of these hymns ? I love to play your CDs in my car as I journey along , find it all very devotional. If only i knew all the words !

Thank you

Carmel

Margaret Kilgallon

England
Dear Marilla,

I have got lots of your Tapes and CDs and say the Rosary with you on my Rosary CD.

You are truly an inspiration to the Catholic faith.

God bless you in your wonderful work .

Peggy McCrystal

USA
Dear Marilla,

I bought your CD when I was in Medugorje…..I loved it and wondered why I could not find any other albums by you.

Decided to look on the internet and here you are…thank you.

Josie

England
Dear Marilla,

I am coming up to Scotland from Castleford, near Leeds, in Yorkshire, to see you in Concert at Carfin. Yippee, I say – about time! I came to see you in Southport in 03 and have been waiting ever since but all good things come to those who wait. You signed my ‘Friends of Marilla’ membership card then and I sent you an Easter card and was pleasantly surprised to receive one back, with a nice letter. We have the tickets , the train booked and the Hotel for the night. I have never been up to Carfin Grotto, so I am so looking forward to it .

My best wishes to you.

Josie (Castleford).

Dear Josie.

Thank you for your email.
How wonderful to hear that you’re coming all the way from Yorkshire.
I have never been to Carfin either. I’m sure we’ll both enjoy the experience.
I look forward to meeting you again after the Concert.
Wishing you every blessing and a safe journey.

Marilla

Chrissie Russell

UK

Dear Marilla,

Well, I’d like to say how much I am addicted to all 25 of your CDs (not quite finished listening to them all as yet), and your two DVDs. I have finished purchasing now, and so far I have enjoyed each one. I began with your ‘Sorrowful Woman’ CD, which I loved so much I decided to go for the ‘Spoken Word’ CDs too, and now have every one of your recordings. I have listened to Part 1 of, ‘A Portrait of Jesus’, which was really inspiring, and it’s so good to listen to as I am not seeing too clearly to read my Bible due to cataracts, and I have double vision. This is where you have helped me so much with your talking and readings CDs, and songs too of course. I think you have been so gifted with a wonderful voice and I just love all the songs I’ve heard so far, and I have only another five CDs to listen to until I have listened to all 25 CDs.

I have watched and listened to the two DVDs you have made, and I so enjoyed them both, I do favour ‘On Holy Ground’, as I would have loved to have been able to visit the Holy Land. Being now wh/chair-bound as a result of a serious accident, (1975), I became dependent upon an electric wh/chair as from 19 years ago, as my spine has eventually crumbled and I cannot walk, and also I have a terminal heart/lung disease for which I use oxygen 24/7 for the rest of my life. Still, it makes little difference to my life, as I still enjoy my life of attending my Parish Church and going to prayer mornings, Mondays – Wednesdays incl.

I go into our local town, Orpington in Kent, by bus in my elec. wh/chair, and get out to visit mum every day too. I also go to Thursday ‘Club’ at our Church, (in our lounge), where we do have a good time ’singing’ for/to the Lord and rejoicing in it, and we love to sing. Mind you, I have to sing in my mind and try singing softly when possible, but the breathing isn’t too good whilst attempting this! I listen to my friends in Thursday ‘Club’ singing our favourite hymns and songs, and absolutely rejoice in the words, praising the Lord. We then, sometimes, have a ‘Speaker’, otherwise our ‘Reader’, who will take us into God’s Word and have a short time of meditation whilst listening to him expounding it to us.

I have a wonderful time listening to all of the CDs made by you and as I said, I am still working my way through them, and have just five or six left still to listen to. I watch/listen to ‘On Holy Ground’ DVD, every morning (and evening) and I love it so much and use it as my way of starting the day off with Jesus, with your readings and songs, and I join in your songs to the Lord, and ‘how can I stop (myself) from singing’?!! I do sing along with you quietly without getting too breathless, and just love to listen to your glorious voice. What a wonderful gift God has given to you. Do you still do tours? I am sorry to ask but have forgotten what it says on your ‘News & Events’ page and cannot recall whether you still go on tours. I know you collected three awards all in one go, somewhere!! at sometime!! I am so sorry but I have memory lapses due to a cerebral disorder!! Still, I don’t forget about listening to all of your CDs. So here goes, another one to listen to for the evening, and to enjoy. Sorry to have gone on! My apologies.

May the peace of the Lord be with you now and always

Chrissie

Viv Yasities

England
Dear Marilla,

I remember when I first heard your tape (as it was then) I was in Medjugorje and the tape was ‘He Touched Me,’ I bought it immediately and played it until it was worn out! I have since bought many more of your recordings including some of your Spoken Word CD’s. I find them really helpful in my prayer life, I would just like to say ‘thank you’ Marilla and God Bless You.

Viv Yasities (Glastonbury)

Chisembe Mucheleka

Zambia
Dear Marilla,

May God continue to bless each and every one of us who listen to your beautiful songs. I do not have much concentration with prayer, but when I pray, I pray through your many songs that I have collected over the years. Not that I have too many of your songs, but the few I have, help to connect with my God.

I do not have a particularly good singing voice, but with your music I sing along, and sing loudly, because I feel the presence of my God nearer to me.

I particularly enjoy the Rosary which I listen to when I drive to work each morning.

I wish you well and God’s continued blessings.

Chisembe Mucheleka

Judith Perrett

Australia
Dear Marilla,

God Bless you, how very gifted you are, thank you for your ministry to me through your songs and video’s. I would like to ask for permission to use 3 of your songs on the ‘ Jesus My Joy’ CD at my funeral (not that I am planning to die just yet, just planning my funeral).

I feel that they are beautiful and would speak to people about Jesus and faith, and sow seeds for God’s Kingdom as we are called to do by Paul, be ever ready to give reason for our faith.

Thank you again

Ginny Embrey

USA
Dear Marilla,

I just love your music. It speaks from my heart to the Lord Jesus.
Thank you for sharing your gift. It is a heavenly blessing,
Because of Him,

Ginny Embrey

Helen Koza

USA
Dear Marilla,

You have a beautiful voice. I listen to the Rosary in my car and I want to get my Irish friends the same CD. I would like to get the Marian Gift Shop to sell your titles, since it is so far to Iowa.
I would like everyone to hear your beautiful voice.

God Bless you.

Mary Cassella

USA
Dear Marilla,

I absolutely love all your songs! I have the CD “Resting In Love” and I’m trying to understand all the lyrics to “You’re The One”. There are a couple lines in the song that I can’t understand, so if it is possible for you to send me the lyrics, I would be very greatful. I love to sing along as I listen to you – it makes me feel very close to Jesus.

Thank you and God bless,

Mary

Irene

Uganda
Dear Marilla,

I really love your voice.
I bought one of your Cds ‘Way of the Cross’ in a store here and I was really inspired.Thank you for using and sharing your gift with us to praise God.

Priya

UAE
Dear Marilla,

Thank you for the work you do. I wonder if you have an audio bible, narrated in your own voice, as I would love to buy it.
Thank you.
Priya

Rosalie

UK
Dear Marilla,

I am very pleased to listen to one of your spoken word CDs “A call to prayer”.
It is fabulous and I am grateful to God for it, for the gift you could be for all, everywhere in this world whose soul is yearning for God, or for those who find themselves lost.
I am from the Ivory Coast and do not know all the songs because I’m a French speaker.
Unfortunately most of the CDs I have heard from you do not have any words of the your songs inside the CDs, especially “A call to prayer”.
Even if the talk does not have copy for the listener, what about the songs between each talk?
Please help we who do not know you and the songs you sing so very well.
Do we have to pay for the words as well with the CDs?
If that is the case, could I have the words of the song in “A call to Prayer,” free which I bought at St Paul’s bookshop in Victoria, London the 31st of Dec 2009.
Happy new year.
Rosalie,

Jerry Hornbogen

USA
Dear Marilla,

My wife and I both “take” to God with your singing, which impacts us greatly. You are truly in “tune” with our LORD. Can you do audible bible on CD soon? Also, about the “Songbook,” does that come with you singing the songs? I also believe in your apparitions with “Mary”. Hope you email me back – we share the same Lord Christ.

God Bless you, many X Marilla!!!

Your Brother in Christ

Jerry

Myrine McMahon

NZ
Dear Marilla,

I just love your music, I have several of your CDs and my favourite is ‘He Touched Me’

John Gauci

Malta
Hi Dear Marilla,

I am John from Malta. First, I am thankful to God for your voice and I enjoy your music, I recently bought 4 of your Cds and 2 Dvds. I like them very much. Marilla please, I wish a favour from you. Please say a prayer for my mum, she needs a lot of prayer. There’s something wrong with her eyes. Thanks to all, and keep it up.

From her son John.

God bless.

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Frank O’Sullivan

England
Dear Marilla

I took part in a day of recollection yesterday, in which the first two songs of ‘Mary’s Healing Touch’ with your own reflections, were played. I was so impressed that I am purchasing copies of three more of your Spoken Word CDs.

I’m sure you have touched thousands of people through these CDs.

May the Lord continue to bless all you do in His name.

Lucille

Canada
Dear Marilla,

I enjoy your singing, you voice is so beautiful and the background music is so relaxing to listen to. I have several of your CD’s and both DVD’s and have ordered more.

Thank You so much.

Lucille

Millie

Samoa
Dear Marilla,

I am thankful to God for your voice. My sister sent me one of your Cds a while ago and though I misplaced it I can’t forget how beautiful your music is. I asked her for another one and she got me “Resting in Love”. God has blessed you with a beautiful voice to send his message to mankind. Thank you.

Fr Brian Carmine

New Zealand
Dear Marilla,

Hi. I have a few of your CDs and like them very much.

Your CD ‘A Call to Prayer’ is wonderful, do you have the words you pray in book form, or transcript edition?

God bless

Fr Brian

Ermelind Percaccio

USA
Dear Marilla,

I love the way your sing christian hymns. I would also like to get your songbook.

Thank you

Jerry Hornbogen

USA
Dear Marilla,

Is the Songbook out yet, if so, how may I purchase that? The purity of your praise songs seems to bring forth the Holy Spirit into my life.

Thanks for the Blessed revelation of your music and it’s effect for people like me in the “Lord”!

Jerry

Ann Pearson

Ireland
Dear Marilla,

When are you coming on tour to Ireland again?

Ann

Francis Xavier Mupinde

Zambia
Dear Marilla,

In the last four months I have helped record Two programmes on Radio Maria, in Chipata Diocese in Zambia and I have been helped by listening to your music, especially the one on the Eucharist. It has been a joy to listen to your your beautiful music sung by a beautiful lady.

Stay Blessed!!!!!

Susie Wee

Singapore
Dear Marilla,

I have only 2 Cds of yours – “From where I Stand” and “Abba My Father.” It is has been part of my CD treasures.The beautiful songs and music has given me peace during my diffcult times and work pressures. It has given me great quietness and great appreciation to GOD and his wonderful love for all of us and to me!

I am always looking for new CD’s of yours.Today I just realised that I should have taken an effort to browse the Internet and get acquainted with this process of search then ….

Listening to your inspirational singing has given me peace & calmness.

Thank you and God Bless

Susie

Christine Simons

Australia
Dear Marilla,

Do you have the Lyrics to the beautiful song, “Sweet heart of Jesus,” which has touched me in my faith journey and really is a beautiful worship song. I have the CD but no lyrics. I would dearly love to play this in Mass, and would love the Lyrics so the congregation can sing along, it will bless them I’m sure. I love your CD’s. I live in Australia, and we are very lucky to have access to such wonderful music.

God Bless You Marilla. I pray that the Lord continues to bless you in your ministry of song.

Chris

A. Locious Althara

India
Dear Respected Marilla,

Hearty Greetings!

This is to acknowledge my gratitude to you, ‘ MIRACLE.’ I got one of your cassettes from my parish priest and I am wondering how to find your other collections here in India?

Your inspiring voice has been a tremendous influence in my life. You are a blessed one.

Thanks be to the Almighty.

Brenda Chang

Canada
Dear Marilla

I have recently acquired over a dozen of your CDs and one DVD from Sunshine Marian Centre, and would very much like to obtain your Songbook, which was not available from the Centre. Please let me know how and from where I can purchase or obtain a copy.

I wanted to let you know also that, apart of course, from the quiet joy of listening to the lovely songs, I love very much listening to your Spoken Word CDs. They encourage my spiritual contemplation and reflection. Whenever I feel the need to meditate and be alone in quiet presence of our Lord and God, listening to your CDs and songs helps to draw me into much deeper thought and spirituality. Thank you very much for this.

I hope to hear back soon about how I can obtain a copy of your Songbook.

God Bless!
Sincerely,
Brenda

Geoff Kirkland

Australia
Dearest Marilla.,

In your double CD “A Call To Prayer” you quote William Law as saying “Prayer is a mighty instrument not for getting man’s will done in Heaven but for getting God’s will done on earth.”

I think you also quoted William Law the night I met and saw and heard you sing for the first time at Wesley Mission in Sydney on Sunday 18 April 2004. (When are you coming back?)
Today I found on the world wide web who William Law was. http://books.google.com/books?id=cegSVqY5I3EC I did not think he was a Catholic. Oh Marilla how pleased I am that you are not so biased and bigoted that you would refuse to quote a non Catholic or even “Protestants” like other Anglicans such as C S Lewis and John Newton. Also Corrie ten Boon whatever denomination she was. Coming from Holland probably Dutch Reformed. Also the world famous Baptist preacher Billy Graham. I handed his grandson when he visited Wesley Mission last October a copy of “A Call To Prayer” with a note mentioning it had on it a quote by Billy Graham. “Heaven is full of answers to prayers for which no one ever bothered to ask.” I don’t know if it ever reached Billy.

Dear Marilla, you reflect the contents of such books as “A Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life” by William Law and what a blessing you will be to your two grandchildren (and God willing more to come) and to all who come under the influence of your beautiful and Godly singing and spoken words.

Thank you for the blessing you have been to me over the past seven years and God continue to bless you always.

Geoff.

Jan

USA
Dear Marilla,
I was given the ‘Holy Eucharist’ CD and I cannot tell you how that spoken CD has deepened my faith. God gave that CD to me in a really roundabout way! HE is so awesome. I LOVE all your spoken CD’s and your music. If everyone listened to the Eucharist CD before Mass – they would be changed forever! I have a devotion to the Divine Mercy and I say it on the way to work every morning. Also, I learn so much, like ‘The Psalms’ CD, I never really understood what I was reading!
Your voice sounds like I imagine the Blessed Mother’s does. My soul, spirit and heart are touched by your music and I just had to let you know what a blessing your music has made in my life.
Thank you so much,
God Bless you.

Deborah

UK
Dear Marilla,
Thank you for sharing your gift with us. I have many of your CD’s and say the Rosary every morning in my car on the way to work! Can you please tell me when The Healing Touch of Mary will be available in the UK please?

: Padraig Byrne

Ireland
Dear Marilla,

I just want to tell you, as I`m sure you`ve been told before, your voice is so beautiful – it surely came from Heaven and how much I have enjoyed your singing down the years.

Padraig

Diane Ottis

USA
Dear Marilla,

There are no words to tell you how deeply you have touched the hearts and lives of our family. My parents are 81 now, and I am there with them, and always have been. But, my dearest sister, and only sibling, Karen, has been missing from us for close upon 18 months now.

We found your video on EWTN around that time or a bit before, and it has been nearly every day that we listen again to your words of comfort and strength in this time when Mother and Dad are so worried they will die before Karen returns to us in love. For me, myself, she is is the heart of my heart, and part of me seems to the died since she has been gone from us. Your words replay in my heart all the day long, giving me hope and strength to live the next moment, the next hour, the next day, leaving all things in the hands of the good God.

I know you have no way of understanding what I mean, but God Himself knows and perhaps you will know, too, how you have filled the emptiness of our hearts with love. It’s as though you were there in our home, speaking words of hope and love to us, our very selves. I thank you and prayers go up for you through the day.

God’s blessings always.

Edward P Bagay Jr

Dear Marilla
I want to thank God for your inspirational and uplifting music which has touched my heart very deeply. I have shared your music with others. May God continue to bless and grace your life in His service.
Keep on prayerfully singing, for we are all listening. Inspiration is truly radiating out towards others in the world.

Kathy

USA
Dear Marilla,
Do you ever plan to do a Bible CD where you read the Bible? You have such a great speaking and singing voice.

Pat

USA
Dear Marilla,
I wish you would print the words to your songs on EVERY CD. I love to sing along with you, or just read the words for meditation. So many of the singers do print the words on each CD. I have several of your song CDs, Divine Mercy, Rosary. I love them, thank you.

maureen mc mahon

England
Dear Marilla,

the most beautiful sound i have ever heard in my life

Emanwel Armeni

Malta
Dear Marilla,
We are a Maltese family of 12 and great admirirers of yours, we need your address so that we can correspond with you. We need to know where and when is your next concert going to be held.
Manwel Armeni Malta.

Sr. Maria Sapientiae Ameke

Africa
Dear Marilla,
May the Good Lord be praised forever for the gifts He has given you. You have been my spiritual directress with the little bits of your songs I taped with simple cassettes from some friends. I just discovered two days ago that you are the singer of those songs. I am thrilled!!

I am a medical Dr. and a Missionary. Many times I prayed to God in your words and with your voice because you possess the most appropriate words for addressing God in times of sorrow and difficulties, in times of joy and uplifting, in times of success and achievement, in times when I need to thank Him, in times I need to express my love for Him. You have words for Him, and I thank Him for the gift of you and know you are a God sent gift to many souls.

I will pray for you, your loved ones and your mission. Please keep me also in your prayers. May Our Lord Jesus Christ continue to enfold you in His arms. Amen

In union of love and prayers

Sr. Maria Sapientiae Ameke (IHM)

Bridget

UK
Dear Marilla,
I enjoy your music – the Lord uses your voice and the words to encourage my heart.

John Balfour

Dear Marilla,
Several times I have heard you featured on Radio Tay Am on their Father Bob’s Sunday morning programme. He played a song by yourself. Now, I do not know if it is the title of the Christian song or just a line from it. I am sure it was ‘I give mysef to you’ or perhaps ‘ I give my life to you’ Can you tell me what it is or where it would be available in sheet music form, for our Church organist please?

Lee Wisniewski

USA
Hi Marilla
I purchased your cassette “Come Back to Me” and really enjoy listening to it. Matter of fact, I have listened to it many, many times. I just found out you have many CDs too. I notice one of your CDs “Sorrowful Woman”. Wow! did I take notice of that CD. I have a great devotion to Blessed Mary and when I saw that I just had to see if you had a web site. And you do. That is great. May I ask what faith you are? Thank you for the beautiful songs.
Lee & Dorothy Wisniewski

Rosemary Miller

USA
Dear Marilla,
I am happy to say that I have all of your albums, songbook, video and spoken word albums.
Please pray I too use my talents which God has given me. Keep up the good work and thank you.

Pricilla Cunningham

Colombia
Dear Marilla,
Your devoutness quasi mysticism that you possess and can put into your music and spoken word Cds, example The Holy Eucharist, can create a celestial atmosphere appropriate for prayer
and / or medidation.
Thanks.

Ivo Nainoka

Fiji
Dear Marilla,
Your hymns help me to meditate, at one stage I used it to cradle my daughter and she dosed off to sleep. when I am tired your hymns calm me down and make me relax. Thank you for talents, time and treasures you share which helps me to pray and meditate.

Kevin Carruthers

UK
Dear Marilla
Your ministry has been a real blessing for me. During the past couple of days I have been listening to A Call to Prayer and Divine Mercy. I have often been confused by the teaching that we do nor receive what we ask God for because of lack of faith (Call to Prayer) or because Our Lord only answers prayer in accordance with His will (Divine Mercy Cd). Could you help me to understand this teaching? – as one appears to contradict the other.
May God bless and keep you always
Kevin

Marilla Replies:

Dear Kevin
Thank you so much for your email. I hope that I can help you to understand the prayer of petition.
Firstly it is vital that we pray believing that God hears our prayer and wants to answer us. Secondly that prayer is progressive. God’s timing is not our timing therefore if if our prayers are not answered immediately then it’s important to keep praying, always believing that our prayers will be answered, even thanking God for answering those prayers. Sometimes this can be hard when we see no evidence, however our God is all love and mercy and wants only our good.
With regards to God’s will. There are times when we pray for something which in the long run would not be good for us. God sees our future both here and in eternity and we may be given some hardship or suffering which will benefit our souls greatly. God’s will for us is always better than what we would will for ourselves, so along with faith we must have trust that he is answering our prayers in a manner for our ultimate good. It is an amazing fact that on the whole God only acts in response to our prayers.
I hope that this will help you. I am not a theologian; therefore I can only speak from my own experiences in prayer.
My very best wishes to you and I wish you every grace and blessing
Marilla

Judy Estabrook

USA
Dear Marilla,

I want you to know that your songs got me through a very tough time. It was when we still lived in England, and during 1994-1996 our teenage son was suicidal and in an out of hospital many times, spending almost 2 years in-patient.

There were two cassettes that I played over and over. I can’t remember which one now it’s on but it was a song about going through the flame and the fire. Also the He Touched Me one . Thanks so much for bringing comfort at a trying time.

Br. Cornelius

Zambia
Dear Marilla,

I’m a capuchin friar who has found inspiration in your singing.
I think even my vocation somehow has its foundation rooted in your music especially that I am also a lover of music. Thanks to God I am able to play at least two musical instruments and sing well.
I get most of your music from the nearest Catholic Book Shop run by the Pauline Sisters
May the Lord sing his creation more in you. Hope to keep in touch.

Leo Nainoka

Fiji
Dear Marilla,
I often use your music in prayer meetings,meditations and retreats. We thank God for the magestic voice that belongs to you.
You are certainly being blessed with a beautiful gift and we pray that you continue to bring joy, peace and love and spiritual uplifting to all those who listen.
May our loving Father continue to bless you.

Michael D’Avignon

USA
Dear Marilla,
Thank you for your inspiring music, I look forward to watching your video for some quiet relaxing time. As a single parent with 2 kids I need some spiritual uplifting to help me get through the day to day challeges and this does. I know our Lord Jesus is there with me and guiding me with all the day to day issues that I face. THANK YOU
Michael

Rich Rybicki

USA
Dear Marilla,

I can only say thank-you for the great gift you have given all of us. Over 4 years ago I lost my father to a physical illness and lost my mother to alzheimer’s dementia. Mom still lives in a nursing home and through your beautiful voice, you bring some amounts of joy to her. I know that she seems to be more at peace listening to your wonderful voice.

You give my wife and myself a frame of mind that gives us peace through your wonderful voice. God has truly blessed us when you were provided as an instrument to minster to us through your peaceful singing.

Don Goff

USA
Dear Marilla,
I just bought your Cd Heart of Love and found it quite moving spiritually. One can tell that your music comes from your heart and soul. It reminded me that I needed to reaffirm my faith in God. I fully intend to build my Christian library with your Cd’s and to give many of them as gifts to my friends. Someday I hope that you will be in concert in the state of Texas so that I can attend, if not I will always be able to listen to the most angelic voice I have heard in years. I do not know if you will be able to read this one but I do hope so. May you always walk in the Light of the Lord and may God bless You and Your Family always.

Marian Garcia

Trinidad
Dear Marilla,

Thank you for your lovely voice and your interpretation of what you sing. Our parish priest, Fr, Leo Donovan introduced us to your CD’s and tapes. I’ll forever be grateful to him. He would play your tapes every Sunday before Mass which put us in the right frame of mind to worship.

I attended your concert that you gave in Trinidad and I met you personally when you attended a Charismatic Conference which was held in January – the year I cannot remember. I was honored to have you autograph a CD jacket for me. I have all your CD’s, tapes and Spoken Word CD’s. Can’t wait for new music from you.

May God bless you and your family.

Fran Duperron

Canada
Dear Marilla,
I now have two of your most beautiful Cds. I also hope to own all of your Cds videos and song book.Your voice is truly a gift from God and I am so happy that you share it with all the world.
God Bless and take care of you always.

Janet Low

Canada
Dear Marilla,
I love your songs and enjoy very much listening to them. Listening to them gives me the feeling that the Lord is touching me; it gives me peace and love.

I have a few collections of your CDs and today I bought another one “Jesus My Joy” and “The Way of the Cross”. May you continue to receive His Blessings of riches and Grace.
How can I obtain the Songbook and some of your other albums please.?
Thank you.

Wade Hampton

USA
Dear Marilla,
I was channel surfing on EWTN when I came upon your video production “On Holy Ground”. I was taken up in the rapture! I immediately bought the DVD and have enjoyed it many times. I have also purchased your CD Heart of Love; actually, I bought two copies, one for me and one for my minister friend in North Carolina. He is 90 years old and has been in the ministry 70 years. He and I both agree your singing is our hotline to the Heavenly portals. We have both enjoyed your beautiful voice. Thank you for sharing you with all of us.
God’s blessings on you,
Wade Hampton

Judith Dutton
judithbilldutton@talktalk.net
England
Dear Marilla,

I, family and friends enjoy your CD’s so much and appreciate both words and music – they give pleasure, delight, peace and contentment – and often you just feel the Lord’s presence with you as you listen to your music. I am a Methodist Local Preacher and also employed in an administrative capacity by the Methodist Church – I just love your CD’s playing when I am working in the office – and also quite often prior to me leading worship – your words so often calm the nerves prior to the pulpit!

I also play the piano and would just love to be able to enjoy playing some of your songs when I am at home but I’m finding difficulty in obtaining your songbook at the present time. Is it possible to give the name of any distributor who may have a songbook available?

May you continue to receive the Blessing of God’s riches and grace.
Judith Dutton

Sister Claire
clairemariergs@aol.com
USA
Dear Marilla,

Your music is a great source of grace for me. Many times it has prepared me for a new ministy even though I wasn’t aware of a new ministry at that time. I keep your CDs in the car and they are almost worn out! Thank you for sharing God’s gift of music. May God continue to inspire and bless you. I am most grateful.

Douglas Smith
Canada
Dear Marilla,
Thank you for such lovely and inspiring music. The first disc I purchased “The Rosary with Gospel Meditations & Songs” has inspired me to collect the whole library… Thank You!!!!

Larry Lennard
USA
Dear Marilla,
I first discovered your tapes when I visited the Basilica in Washington D.C. My wife and I are both overwhelmed with your music and your Rosary Tapes. You are an inspiration to us and we are blessed to have people like you. I personally feel empowered since I started saying the Rosary daily. Mind you, I am a Presbtyerian and I attend the Catholic Church. I am going to convert.
Through your tapes and the Catholic Church. I feel the presence of God with me always. I am blessed.
All glory to God, his Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Anne Dunn

Scotland
Dear Marilla
I think that you are a pure inspiration to the Catholic faith and I admire you so much and have all your CDs, I started to buy your discs 8 years ago when my husband was killed.
I was advised to buy your CD ‘He Touched Me,’ listening to you brought me to a new belief in the Lord Jesus and I thank the Lord for your every being.
Yours in the Holy Spirit
Anne Dunn xx

Tug Rencher
USA
Dearest Marilla,
Hi from Oregon USA, my wife and I are so caught up in your lovely work and music we are looking at the possibility of purchasing several of the Dvds of the beautiful “On Holy Ground” which has repeated several times on ‘Trinity Broadcasting Network’.
We have described it to our relations in Texas and Alabama and they have looked at TV locally and have yet to find it so we thought we might purchase a couple of the Dvds and send them on. Mickey and I are so caught up in your music we try to watch and listen as often as we can. If you could or if you know the cost of the Dvd and the retailer it would be very helpful.
Since we last communicated last year I have had surgery to remove cataracts from both eyes and new lens put in, so I can now see your beautiful work quite clearly and thank you and yours for its production as it has brought peace to this old guy and love to and for his beautiful wife.
Again, thank you for your efforts with and for GOD and Christ.
Tug Rencher
263 Watagua Way
Cottage Grove, Oregon 97424

Ruth Ann Riley
USA
Dear Marilla,
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

Marlene Hippolyte
Caribbean
Dear Marilla,
Greetings from the Caribbean. I first heard your music on EWTN. Your name was not displayed while you sang those beautiful hymns but I was determined to find out more about you.
Your are definitely an inspiration to ALL. Please continue your beautiful work with this beautiful voice. I do hope you visit my part of the world some day!
God Bless!

Mack W. Ethridge
USA
Dear Marilla
Greetings, beautiful lady! I pray you and yours are all well, and growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ – as I know you are.
Your divinely inspired music continues to uplift and uphold me! – as it has now for many years. Yours is the only vocal religious music I listen to, as it is all I need. The gift of Christ’s Love through your ministry is with me every day! For when I feel my awareness of Christ’s Presence lessening, I turn to your music to restore it. It never fails! The song in my heart is sustained by the Immense Presence of Ever-Accepting Love conveyed by your voice. When I first encountered you over the radio singing ‘Abide With Me’, I was at the lowest point in my life. That very moment, a profound conversion occurred, and the Reality of our Lord was made known unto me. I had always believed in God, but when I needed Him most, He ‘broke through’ my heart as you sang that old, precious hymn, and I have never
been the same since! May our Rose of Mercy, the Lord Jesus Christ (Matt. 12:7 and Solomon 2:1) ever breath His sweet fragrance upon you, dear heart, and fill you with all the joy you are so instrumental in bringing to others – such as me!
With much admiration, I remain, In Christ’s Love,
Mack

Charlie Oulton
UK
Dear Marilla and Brian,

I’m writing, since yesterday I bought my first ever “Marilla” CD from the Catholic shop in Manchester.

I hope life is treating you both well. Life for me is very sweet. My 3 kids are a source of great joy and business has been bountiful – Halo supplied containers of furniture to 66 countries last year. However commerce no longer inspires me and I am up for a change. Perhaps the two of you have been an influence in some way? Hope life is treating you both well.
Love

Charlie

Kathie Carpenti
USA
Dear Marilla,
I like all your songs that I have. I have 14 tapes/cds at this time, and have just ordered 2 more. I have used your songs at prayer services and meditations that I do at my Church. Someone always asks who the singer is, and how they can get your songs. Thank you so very much for sharing your God given talent with so many of us.
I know you have many “fans”, however, I hope I am the most “verbal” and want you to know this. Perhaps, God willing, we will be able to meet someday. God bless you, and have a great day. In some strange way, I feel as though I know you, I appreciate your singing voice, especially since I love music, and cannot “carry” a tune!!! Someday, I hope to be able to tell you the story that goes along with my love of music. Is there a way to email you where I would have more space to write and tell you my story?

Kathie (please note the spelling!!!)

JIM KRAUS

USA
Dear Marilla,
I have your video”On Holy Ground”. I am watching it now and comparing it to the itinerary for a proposed trip to Israel.
Are you planning on doing concerts in the USA? We would love to see & hear you.If you plan a USA tour, don’t forget the 5th largest city, Phoenix, Arizona.
I love your music.

Mary Lou Owen
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I love your music. I am now in the process of introducing it to my church congregation and putting your Cds in our library. I have all your Cds and hope you will come out with some new ones soon. Blessings.
Mary Lou

Ron Mertens
USA
Dear Marilla,
Thank you for the CD of The Divine Mercy I have had for past 4 years.
I listen to it all the time and Thursday before Holy Week I bring it to church and we listen to it after the Rosary to prepare for Holy Week and for Divine Mercy Sunday.
God Bless you and all you do.
LOVE in Christ
Ron

Rose Klein
Australia
Dear Marilla,
Our Rosary prayer group loves to play your music for reflection after we finish our Cenacle Rosary, and it brings much joy to us and is a beautiful way to reflect on what we have prayed and read. We thank you, and may God continue to bless you.
Yours in Christ,
Rose Klein

Irene
England
Dear Marilla,
I have every one of your CD’s and Video’s I have just ordered your latest ‘A call to Prayer.’
I use them at the prayer group I run and they are wonderful and fit beautifully with the Lords word. My ladies love them and say they really do speak to them and bring them closer to the Lord.
Please keep on making them especially the spoken ones with music. We find them lovely and I now have everyone like myself, addicted to them.

God Bless you and your family.

Love Irene and the prayer group.

Ann & Eddie Green
England
Dear Marilla,
Hope that you, Brian and the family are well, it has been a long time since we have been in touch, We are still captivated by your wonderful music.
All our Love,
Ann & Eddie Green.
PS we would love to hear from you. All our love,
Ann & Eddie

marian jennings
ireland
Dear Marilla,
I am all the time listening to your hymns and have learned many of them for my Saturday night liturgy. I am just wondering do you ever come to Ireland on tour?.
The last Cd I bought is “From Where I Stand” and I wonder is there a later Cd than this?
I love listening to your Cds as your songs are so meaningful and you have such a clear voice, every word can be heard.
Thank you for giving people such joy.

Rosemary Miller
USA
Dear Marilla,
You are truly doing the Lord’s will by singing and I hope to follow in your footsteps.
Have all your albums and consequently have learned many new hymns.
Thanks again,
Rosemary Miller

Leo Hall
USA
Dear Marilla,
I think you have a fantastic voice . How can we get your Songbook?
Would you mind telling me what your religion choice is?
Thank you for your time and trouble,
Leo

John Ellis
England
Dear Marilla,
Your singing is inspirational. I was spellbound when I first heard ‘He touched me’ playing in St Paul’s bookshop by Westminster Cathedral. I have all your records.
I wish I could attend one of your concerts.
God bless you.
John

Francesca Goh
Singapore
Dear Marilla,

I get to know your new album through Catholic.org mail. I would like to order your new CD which is on promotion now. Is it possible for you to ship the CD to Singapore? And How much would cost for shipment?

Peace Love Joy be with you.

Regards,
Francesca

Clever
Italy
Dear Marilla,
How I love your songs! I derive pleasure listening to them. They uplift my soul and body to God. I got one of your CDs titled ‘He Touched Me’. It’s great. I am looking for a way to get more CDs of your different songs. May God continue to use you to bring souls closer to God. If you are able to reply, please do so.
Best wishes.
Clever

Cathy
Canada
Dear Marilla,
Thanks for your ministry, I really enjoy your music and have learned the Rosary through your recordings.

God Bless
from Shawville
Quebec
Canada

John Hochstadt
Australia
Dear Marilla,
We listen to your CDs every day and marvel at your voice and we possess quite a few of your CDs and also the DVD, “On Holy Ground” but are unable to obtain, here in Perth, Western Australia, the DVD version of the Video casette featuring your life in Donegal, where you were born and also where you now live in Cheshire (I do not have the title of the one I mean). Could you please let me know if there is such a DVD available, and if there is, how and where can I get it here in Australia and if not, are there plans of producing it in DVD form.

Sincerely,
John Hochstadt,
Perth,
Western Australia.

Marlene
Israel
Dearest Marilla,
We are Jewish believers in Yeshua, and we would love to meet you when you come back to visit the Land.
We, my husband and me, are enjoying your voice tremendously, thank you for being modest, humble, pure, sweet and your voice, God’s gift to us, is to me angel singing.
By the way, I am not too sure you know that your Surname Ness in Hebrew, means MIRACLE!

Once more thank you!

Pam & Stu Foster
USA
Dear Marilla,
Just wanted to drop you a note, we attend the outdoor masses at Our Lady of Lourdes in Euclid Ohio. Sister Margaret Mary who is in charge of the gift shop, gave us a copy of your ‘Divine Mercy’ CD and we both love it. She said she had the pleasure of meeting you about 10 years ago when you visited the shrine.
God Bless You in your continued work for Him

Eugene Megas
USA
Dear Marilla,
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 CD and Hope to obtain additional disk.

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.

Gene Megas

From San Marcos, Deep in the Heart of central Texas.

Bobbi Jo Rockwell
USA
Dear Marilla’
I was recently hospitalized for three days and I happened to flip thru the TV channels and get 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

Deb Bell
Bermuda
Dear Marilla,
I heard you for the first time Sun 11 Mar 2007. I was sitting rocking my grandson and singing to him, while ‘flicking’ through the TV. You were singing on EWTN the catholic station; the album was, “How Can I Keep From Singing.” It was such a lovely album that I am now trying to purchase it. I live in Bermuda, and have been told that I cannot order it from the store that 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 this album and maybe others.
Your gift from The Lord is wonderful.
Shalom,
Deb in Bermuda

Judy Koerner
USA
Dear Marilla,
My husband & I watched you perform on EWTN and were in a trance with your beautiful voice. You sing so effortlessly and your voice is a gift from God. He said, “Get on-line and find her CD’s” I did and ordered four. We will enjoy listening to a “voice from heaven”. God Bless you!
Judy & Tom

Ron Portash
USA
Dear Marilla,
What a wonderful performance on EWTN, absolutely beautiful

Bernadette Sing Pierce
USA
Dear Marilla,
I happened upon you singing today and I was so touched by the wonderful Spirit of our God. You are beautiful as well as an inspired singer. I would love to order your DVD of “How Can I keep From Singing” . It was on EWTN Sunday 3/07
Was in Donegal,Cheshire, etc. How do I get this beautiful magnificent DVD?
Thank you,
B. Pierce,
Lewes, DE
USA

Virginia Venable
USA
Dear Marilla,
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.

Jackie
USA
Dear Marilla,
I just watched “How can I keep from Singing” concert……what a pleasure to listen to such uplifting music! You have been truly blessed with this voice ….. thank you for sharing your talents with the world!

James Batten
USA
Dear Marilla,
I enjoyed your “How can I keep from Singing” concert just now…being Scotch-Irish, I love hearing a good Irish singer anytime…and when she sings about our Lord and Saviour, so much the better.
God bless you and thank you for using HIS gift to help lift us all.

R. & V. Dechaine
USA
Dear Marilla,
Hearing you for the first time on EWTN – just beautiful, great voice.
Will look for your C.D.’s.

Steve Briand
USA
Dear Marilla,
Your voice sounds like an angel singing. I love your music very much. Everytime I listen to you sing it brings me closer to the Lord. Thank you for such beautiful Cds and please release more.
May God bless you and may you walk in His light all the days of your life.

john gauci
Malta
Dear Marilla,
I love all your music and currently have 4 of your Cds and 2 Dvds and am in the process of buying more of them. I first heard you on “Radio Maria” here in Malta.
Thank you and God bless you and keep me in your
prayers at all times.
John Gauci

Kay McInnes
Australia
Dear Marilla,
I know our Lord has blessed you with a wonderful voice and know He leads you in the words.
One day I hope I will have the opportunity to meet you again in Sydney. In the meantime I do have 2 of your CDs.
The Lord bless you and keep you and your loved ones in His care

Darren Marton
Australia
Dear Marilla
I had an extremely remarkable conversion to Christianity, after searching to find a church for well over a year, in which I searched every Sunday, it was the Catholic Church that called me, which was right under my nose. I was baptised a Catholic at six months of age, and praise the Lord, had my first Holy Communion last year on Easter Sunday at the age of thirty six, and it won’t be long now until I am confirmed in Christ.

One of the major factors that cemented me in the Catholic Church, was some sweet and beautiful soft music I found and loved because it was so peaceful and one day asked someone who this beautiful singer was, and he replied,
“Oh! that’s Marilla Ness”.

I asked him, where can I find and purchase some of her Cds? and he told me about the Pauline’s Books & Media store in the city of Sydney.
I spoke to the Sister behind the counter about you, the wonderful Marilla Ness, and I mentioned to her what a beautiful voice you have. God works in mysterious ways as whilst in the shop, I was fortunate to meet a great fan of yours, Geoff Kirkland, what a truly remarkable individual he is! We’ve become great mates now and I was so blessed to receive many of your Cds from him.

And guess what, on this very morning in Mass, the choir didn’t perform as they are away on holiday, and the parishioners were all blessed yet again to hear the wonderful voice of Marilla Ness.

I will start praying along with many others, in preparation as to where you will perform in Sydney, Australia, for I trust the Lord hasn’t even begun to weave his wonders upon you, and all the more blessings he has in store for you. I would have to say at the moment my favourite Cd is, ‘The Psalms with Gospel Meditations and Songs’ – I love it.

Marilla, your remarkable voice fills my heart and spirit with so much joy and peace as I relax to meditate, and I thank you so much for touching my life in such a big way.
I hope I will have the opportunity to meet you when you visit Australia, because it’s only a matter of time before you visit us again, God willing of course.

May God bless you & your loved ones,
And may your heart be filled with peace and serenity,

Peace be with you &
Warmest Regards
Darren Marton

Val Shields
UK
Dear Marilla,
I have been listening to your music for about 13 years. Your tracks are all so relaxing and certainly lift my spirit.
I am a hospital visitor and have recommended your music to patients who are very ill and anxious about their future, they too have found it so helpful.
Long may you continue to thrill us with your wonderful gift!

Leona Kilber
USA
Dear Marilla,
I’m looking for the CD that you sing “I will never forget you” I just heard you for the first time, what a gift you have, thanks that you are sharing it with us.
Leona Kibler

Marie Mununga
Scotland
Dear Marilla,
I love your music and have most of your Albums and Videos. ‘On Holy Ground’ is really special. Will you be making any more Videos? Any chance you will be appearing in Scotland?
I thank God, that He has given you the gift of song, to sing His praises, and to
inspire us to lift up our hearts.
May He bless you and yours.

Marie

jerry hornbogen
USA
Dear Marilla,

Hi hope you are in God’s care. Gee, when I heard you on TV, a Christian Network, I thought the angels were singing. I believe, Our Lord is very pleased with you, to Bless us with such joyous noise. I am ordering your Israel Album, those were some of the songs you sang. May my prayers find you in Jesus care. I hope you come to Illinois sometime so I could hear/meet you in person. I would understand if you would not have the time to email me, but yet I hope you do. Here’s from an admirer of yours – keep it up – and THX!
Jerry

Andrea M. Nichols
USA
Dear Marilla,
On Holy Ground, touched my heart and spirit, as nothing ever has before.
Thank you,
Andrea.

Patricia
Dear Marilla,

I watched your program ‘On Holy Ground’ a couple weeks ago on TV and I couldn’t believe the sound of your voice!! Amazing! What a gift God has given you. I also felt like I was walking in Israel with you. It was so real I called and ordered a video so I can watch it over and over. I also will buy one for each of my friends. Thank you for filming it in the Holy Land! It is my dream to go there myself someday but until then I will go by way of your Video. Thank you so much for making it available to buy!! I almost cried when I heard on the phone that I really could buy it! Thank you!!!!!!

Susan Huff
USA
Dear Marilla,

I recently purchased your CD, “The Holy Eucharist.” Never have I heard such beautiful singing of these hymns. I just wonder if your music has had the same effect on others as it has on me. I am truly thinking about asking Father if we can play this CD during exposition of the Blessed Sacrament, which usually lasts from 2 to 2-1/2 hrs. twice a week. In a parish as large as ours, very few parishioners avail themselves of the graces that can be had at this time by adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. Listening to the Bible passages you cite prior to each of your beautifully sung hymns might just be what is needed to draw others into Church when Christ is exposed on the altar. I truly love listening to this CD and plan to purchase more of your music.

God bless you and thank you.

Susan Huff

Nondis Zank
USA
Dear Marilla,
I heard you on TV the other night & you have the most beautiful voice I have ever heard. I would like to get some of your songs but I don’t use credit cards so can’t get them online. Are you a regular on TV in the USA? I haven’t seen where you have been on here since. If you are, what is the name of the show?
Thank you,
Nondis

Bill Donovan
USA
Dear Marilla,
I so enjoyed your singing in the TV show about the Holy Land shown on EWTN’ played tonight, Dec. 23rd. Now I’ve played a few of your songs on my computer, but the richness of your voice was not reproduced anywhere near so fully as on my TV. Your sound reminds me a bit of Vera Lynn. Do you enjoy her singing?

Scott Andrews
USA
Dear Marilla,
I thoroughly enjoyed your songs on the special I watched with you in Israel. I really sensed God’s presence as you ministered in song.

Cynthia Polvadore
USA
Dear Marilla,
We so enjoyed your film “On Holy Ground” tonight on cable TV and are interested in purchasing a CD. Does Hastings Music store carry your CD’s?
You have such a beautiful voice…
Mr.&Mrs.JCP

Hank Marshall
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I just received your Dvd and think it’s great, any thoughts on coming to Canada?Would love to see and hear you.
H.MARSHALL.
P.S. A very merry Christmas.

Tug Rencher
USA
Dear Marilla

Album: Promises of Healing

My wife Mickey and I (Tug) have come upon your works through an album played on Channel 260, Dish Net, Tribune Broadcasting Net here in Oregon, USA and we love your renditions of the Bible and its teachings.
It is rare that we find such honest talent which brings such calm and joy as yours. You have given us the pleasure needed in this time and it’s with pride I say you have at least two new fans who enjoy your beautiful music!

Tug and Mickey Rencher

jeremy fox
UK
Dear Marilla,
I have your Sorrowful Woman CD and also your Songbook – but this does not include the music for track 12:”O Mary when God Chose You”. I would really love to have the sheet music for this – is it possible for you to make this available?
I really do hope so. I think all your music, singing and backing group are first class.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Best wishes,
Jeremy

Vanessa Blomfield
England
Dear Marilla
Since I discovered you a few months ago your songs are all I really want to listen to. I truly treasure my times when I put on one of your albums / spoken word Cds – through which I know the Holy Spirit has touched me and drawn me closer to our Lord. In sharing your musical gift and joyful faith you have become a huge blessing and witness to others.
Praise God!
Much love and thanks,
in Jesus Christ our beautiful Lord and saviour.
Vanessa xx

Maryjane
USA
Dear Gift from God,
And that is what you are Marilla. I live music even if I can’t carry a note in a basket When I’m up or down, stressed, whatever, you lift my soul to God. I love the Divine Mercy CD. Yes, I trust in Jesus. But somedays when I say it, Jesus asks “Do you really Maryjane?”, or “Yes I love You Lord” and He asks “How much?” then we stop and have a little chat. And this is my gift, not to sing, or say the words but to fully enter into the dialogue with my friend, Jesus.
So thank you Marilla for helping me to keep focused on the important things in life. Take Care and God Bless.
Maryjane

Fr. Conradie Golley
Namibia
Dear Marilla,
Thank you for your beautiful singing, meditations and music. God is using you to minister to His people. Thanks for agreeing to be His instrument. I wish you many more years of fruitful ministry. What are the possibilities for a tour to Namibia, perhaps including South Africa? You are an inspiration and we should share that with the world.
Do you have any backtracks for the Songbook? Please let me know?
I am a Catholic priest.
God bless,
Fr. Conradie

Kathy Whitton
UK
Dear Marilla,
I have just recently bought your CD on ‘The Holy Eucharist’ and it is beautiful, it makes me realise how mysterious it is and how much it means to all of us. I am hoping to buy your latest CD soon. Thank You.
Kathy Whitton

Mayanja Peter Caxton
Uganda
Dear Marilla
It is a great pleasure to inform you that your music raises my spirits. It connects me to the Divine. Whenever I’m desolate, listening to your music brings me back to normal. May the Lord continue to inspire you. Your music is wonderful.
Thank you.

sheila malone
USA
Dear Marilla,

I first discovered your music in Medugorje on my Oct 2003 pilgrimage when I purchased the Sorrowful Woman tape. It really spoke to me and when I played it I was taken back to the village. On my Sept 2005 visit I discovered a shop where your music was sold and that you are the Godmother of one of the children (a girl) of the shop owners. I just want to say that I find your music to be prayerful and not a perfomance I enjoy it very much. May God bless you and Mary keep you.

John O Driscoll
Ireland
Dear Marilla,
I really feel prayerfull when I hear you sing. You might come to Cork Ireland sometime
Love
John

Dominic
Italy
Dear Marilla,

Some months ago I came across a version of the Magnificat sung by you. It has a refrain: And holy, holy, holy is his name.I see via the web that you have a song called Magnificat and another called Holy is His Name. Can you tell me which is the one I heard – or are they both the same?
Thank you.

Peter Lean
Singapore
Dear Marilla,
It is hard to get your CDs in Singapore. Are you able to give me some contacts? I will be e-mailing my sister in UK to send me the Christmas CD ‘Sweet Sounds of X’mas.’ I will be using the CD ‘Holy One of Israel’ during our bible sharing.
In HIS Love….Peter

Carl
USA
Dear Marilla
Excellent, love it!
Carl

Muriel Heywood
TT
Dear Marilla,
I recently bought 3 of your CD’s, The Divine Mercy, The Holy Eucharist and Heart of Love, I listen to them alone and when I finish, I have to say Thank You and God’s richest blessings.
Love and Peace
Muriel and Family

Gerry
Belfast N.I.
Dear Marilla,
I listened to your music a long time back, it was one of the turning points within my walk with Jesus, it helped me understand the real touch of Christ upon my heart, the song ‘He Touched Me’ means a lot to me, because I truly did feel the hand of Jesus upon my heart and take away the hurt of 30yrs of bitterness towards my fellow man. Marilla please keep up the good work you’re doing for our Lord , thank you for your words of comfort you spoke of in St Agnes hall in Belfast a few yrs back, it meant a lot. I keep praying for you and your loved ones . Please keep me also in your prayers.
Love now and always.
Gerry.
May the love of Christ enfold you in the human arms that hold you.
Amen

joseph M wadhams
UK
Dear Marilla,
I have been a fan of yours for a long time now. I have most of your songs. The Lord used your songs to draw me to Him. The first one I ever had was ‘Holy One of Israel’ I would use your songs to worship Him led by the Holy Spirit. I gave my life to Jesus in 1993 at a church seminar, it was wonderful, I became born again. What I would like to know is, have you a song book for Resting in Love, please would you let me know.
May God bless you & the Love of Jesus suround you & keep you safe.
Joseph

Sister Georjean
USA
Dear Marilla,
I want to thank you for the beauty of your video ‘On Holy Ground’. I had a dear friend who recently died of breast cancer and your songs of the love and forgiveness of the Lord brought such healing and peace to her heart. I know the Lord drew near to her in a very special way through the messages within your Scripture readings and songs. I want to thank you very much.
Our sisterhood has been very active in the Holy Land since 1957 and I was blessed to see the large relief of the Lord Jesus being taken up the steps at Gallicantu included in your video. That relief was placed on the wall by our sisterhood. Again thank you for your beautiful faithfulness to our Lord Jesus.
I am sure that many have been blessed by the purity of your songs. I know my friend was. Thank you!

Kevin Carruthers
UK
Dear Marilla,
I am having a very difficult time at the moment – listening to your songs makes me feel closer to God. I have many of your Cds and know that your ministry
is truly a gift to us all from God. At the
moment I am listening to “Jesus My Joy”
God Bless You.
Kevin

Jahan Scott
England
Dear Marilla,
Its amazing how I acquired this CD on the off chance – no expectation and what a surprise I got. I love this CD so much. I would buy it for Xmas presents for a lot of people. I copied your CD over the weekend whilst staying with my sister-in-law, as her sister had sent a copy of your Psalms CD to us from Trinidad. As soon as we heard it, it brought back memories of when we used to go to church in T&T and all the beautiful hymns you sang were so nostalgic and memorable. I wanted to hear more. I am especially grateful for the explanation with each Psalm song, as it is a great way to learn and get a greater understanding of the Psalms. Thank you so much for the CD. I hope to buy all your spoken word CD’s. This is how gospel CD’s should be done. I listen to your Psalms CD every morning now as my morning glory worship tape.

Thank you and God Bless. Jahan Scott

Roger L. Charbonneau
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I was finally able to get hold of your CD on the Rosary. I really enjoy it. I travel the Transit a lot and the Rosary travels along with me. Now I’m hoping to get a couple more of your Cds especially ‘The Way of the Cross’, as well as the ‘Abba my Father’ Cds
Thanks for your lovely voice;
Roger (from Edmonton Alberta)

patricia burton
Australia
Dear Marilla,
I have some of your Cd,s I absolutely love them, they often bring me to tears as they speak to my heart.I listen to you every night while saying the rosary .Thankyou for your wonderful gift of music,the Lord Bless You always
Pat

Tapita Komene
New Zealand
My name is Tapita from New Zealand
I love listening to your singing because not only is it beautiful but meaningful.
I find it very soothing and helps me at night to fall asleep.
Thank You very much and God Bless you and your family.

Much gratitude from Tapita of NZ

Jeannette
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I love your singing and I would like some of the lyrics to these beautiful hymns/songs.
Can I find these on the internet? I can’t seem to find a site with this.
Thanks and God bless you.
You have a very peaceful, beautiful voice.
Hi Jeannette
Many thanks for your kind comments on Marilla’s music.
You can buy her Songbook online from her Website which contains over 50 songs.
sincerely
Barbara Ainscough
Marketing Manager

Rick
Scotland
Dear Marilla,
I have only recently discovered you after buying your ‘Luminous Mysteries’ CD at Carfin here in Scotland. I was deeply moved by the spirituality of both word and song. I’ve sampled other tracks on the website and I think you are now my favourite singer.
I was hoping to learn more about the owner of such an angelic voice…I’m sure there must be a book to be written about Marilla!
May the Grace of God remain with You.
Rick

Alma
UK
Dear Marilla,
It must be about two years since your last all singing CD was issued. PLEASE
when is a new one going to be issued? I know you have published spoken word ones but that is with songs I already have. Do you have plans for another video or DVD. I loved the “How Can I Keep from Singing” video with all the beautiful scenery in the background.

Dear Alma
Thank you for your email and your kind comments on Marilla’s music. There are no plans at the moment for a new Video or Dvd as Marilla is busy with other projects at present. There will be, however a new music album in the not too distant future
As far as the spoken word albums are concerned these are an important part of Marilla’s ministry of evangelisation, in spreading the Word of God.
The music on these albums is purely a bonus, as their main purpose is as mentioned, spreading the word. All have been very well received, especially the last two, ‘The Psalms’ and ‘Promises of Healing.’
Sincerely
Barbara Ainscough
Marketing Manager
MLM Records Ltd

jacquie mcastocker
UK
Dear Marilla,
The first time I heard you sing was when my daughter took her Holy Communion at St. Brendan’s church Corby and I now have 4 wonderful children, each one taking their communion to your wonderful voice. Thank you and please keep singing.
God Bless you.

John
England
Dear Marilla,
I was a couple of years behind you at Our Lady’s with a schoolboy crush on you. Liz Meade my neighbour gave me 2 tapes of yours & I love relaxing to them. Glyn Cummings loaned me one of your videos, its beautiful. Maybe you remember my older brother Andy. I know Manus well. Andy’s wife Betty (Hamilton) has just asked about you in an e mail from perth aus. I’ll give her your site. You want to know where anyone from school is ask me.
Thank you,
John

Nimal Perera
SL
Dear Marilla,

The Lord today blessed me in a way to find your website and listen to your hymn “PEACE IS FLOWING LIKE A RIVER”.

I thanked the Mighty Lord for the blessings He has bestowed upon you by giving such a beautiful voice and how you now use it for the glorification of HIS HOLY NAME. The Lord has really touched you Marilla.

I wonder if there is a possibility for me to order and get one of your CD’s to my address in Sri Lanka.

I felt the Lord’s real peace in my heart by listening to the short portion of the beautiful hymn I could download today.

Please give out your best to the Lord through the beautiful voice He has blessed you with.

May you have that blessings more and more in the future.

Yours in Jesus

Nimal

marian o’shea
Ireland
Dear Marilla,

Thank you for your beautiful songs and Prayer recordings.

Do you ever come to Ireland for a concert?

Thank you once again .
Continue the good work,

God bless you and your family,
Sincerely
Marian O ‘Shea.

Pearl Duggan
Canada
Dear Marilla,
Our Choir, uses your songbook a lot for our Masses.We all just love the songs therein.Michael Arsenault of Sunrise Marion Centre, In Pictou, Nova Scotia, donated the songbooks to our Choir, and we sure appreciated getting them and we use them a lot,now I have a question, have you ever come across the hymn “By Thy Robe”, it used to be in the green book ,Catholic Book Of Worship, but we can’t find it anywhere. I was wondering if you ever came across the song mentioned above. I am afraid, I have forgotton the author. and our choir would love to be able to find the sheet music for it. Do you have any suggestions.
Thank you
Pearl Duggan

Renate Forsch
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I first heard you sing beautiful Christmas Music at a store,in Comox,BC, Vancouver Island last December.Had no idea who it was,but I had to have the Christmas Album.Since that time I have bought 4 additional Albums.All I can say is WOW,the Lord certainly gave you a beautiful voice,I hope that you keep on singing.How can I get your Song Book!
God Bless you always

Ethel Noble
USA
Dear Marilla,
You songs are in my heart and head especially when I am unable to fall asleep at night. I have ten of your CD’s. I first went on your web site today to see just what CD’s I was missing. Please Keep on Singing!
May God bless you.

John
Australia
Dear Marilla,
I only heard of you yesterday – you sing like an angel – it literally brought tears to my eyes.
Use God’s gift to His greater glory.
Do you ever travel to Australia to sing?
Yours in Christ,
John

Ronnie
Trinidad
Dear Marilla,
Well, dont know if you ever heard about sweet Trinidad, well it’s in the Caribbean and I am writing to tell you how much your Cd entitled ‘The Holy Eucharist’ has touched my life.
I really need to speak with you as your songs are truly spirit filled and I am intrested in getting a Rosary Cd but it’s not for Caribbean countries so please e-mail me and I will tell you more about how the Cd impacted on my prayer life for morning worship. I am 22 years old by the way.
May God continue to inspire you and mould you in His image and may His blessings be with you always.
Ronnie

Harold Hanlon
Australia
Dear Ms Ness (Marilla),

Geoff Kirkland is an old friend of my wife and I and he lent us your video of ” How Can I Keep from Singing.”

His enthusiasm for your work is so infectious that we now intend to buy the DVD version of it.

As a musician myself (ragtime pianist) I once met one of my idols “Winifred Atwell” (also a deeply committed Christian) and Geoff is still truly as excited from having met and lunched with you and your husband when you visited Australia as I was when I met my idol Winifred.

Also, having Irish heritage myself, the scenery in your video is breathtaking.
Regards,
Harold Hanlon

JMG
USA
Dear Marilla,
I have heard your music in past years, and I still love it! You are truly awesome, and I hope that your plan is to create some more tapes or CDs in the year of 2006!
E-mail me.

Pastor Robert White
USA
Dear Marilla,
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 thouroughly 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.
Pastor Bob

Jan Jenson
NZ
Dear Marilla,
I have only just discovered your wonderful albums what a truly lovely voice. Where do I purchase your albums in New Zealand I want them all.
Are you ever coming to Wellington New Zealand?
May God continue to use you and your lovely voice I just love it.
Yours in Jesus
Jan Jensen

Richard Khan
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I became acquainted with your music and lovely voice while on holiday in Ottawa the weekend of May 21st. The television station WPBS was showing your Donegal Video. I made a note of your website and here I am. I have a few questions to ask.-If you are unrepresented in Ontario,Canada; what would be required to become a distributor for this area. 2)- In ordering your records etc. shipping seems to be to the USA only. How can I
get them here in Canada and at what cost. 3)- Is there anyway to see a list of songs available on any given CD?
Finally, your voice and the way you sing is a wonderful way of soothing the weary souls of Christians and bringing us closer to Our Blessed Lord.
May you continue singing for many more years.
Richard.

Steve Briand
United States
Dear Marilla,
I love all of your music, I currently have 7 of
your Cds and am in the process of buying more of them. You are the only
artist that I listen to on a daily basis. Your music is inspiring to me and I just love your voice.
Please keep on singing and release more albums.I can not get enough of your music. I am an antique jewelry dealer and I
play your cds at all my shows and I get great feed back on how beautiful
the music is.
Thank you for great music and God bless you and yours.

Fr. P.J. Hughes
Ireland
Dear Marilla,

I was introduced to your music a long time ago. You have a special gift and with God’s grace you have used it. For so many people you have given new meaning to some old hymns that have taken on new life through your singing of them. Well done and God bless your work. Through you God is touching the hearts of many people uplifting them with new hope.

Fr. P.J. Hughes.

Sheila
Ireland
Dear Marilla,

Greetings from Vera and Sheila in Belfast. I would like to order both your new CD’s ‘How can I keep from Singing’ and ‘The Psalms.’ They are not on the order list online. Vera is still writing her own songs. I call her Maria Ness of Holy Trinity. Must send you some of her hymns. For Vera they are her prayers which come from her heart.

Hope Brian and yourself are keeping well. Give our regards to Brian. Tell him the two little ones from “BELFAST” were asking about him.

Keep up the good work.

Love, Luck, Laughter.

Vera & Sheila xxx

sharon hayman
sharon_hayman@onvol.net
malta
Dear Marilla,

Thank you for your lovely voice that you have. I am a Roman Catholic and I have only two tapes, Sorrowful Woman and the Lumionus Mysteries. May God and Mary protect you.

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Joseph Naudi
Malta
Dear Marilla,

I am collecting your CDs. It’s not for just a normal collection but to help me in prayers. Many times I use them also as a preparation for the Adorations I organise with other married couples.

God bless you

Tony Jones
Bahamas
Dear Marilla

Firstly let me state that I am a Roman Catholic and also a member of the Choir.I love your music,

Tell me how can I purchase your music to be shipped to the Bahamas. Keep up the good work and may God offer you His protection

Thank you!

Regards

Tony Jones

Nilza
UK
Dear Marilla,

Thank God for giving you a good voice and for spreading the devotion of the Divine Mercy

God bless You

Nilza

Amelia
Australia
Dear Marilla,

I went to the Pauline´s Book and Media looking for Classical Hymns CDs and a special song I listened to during Mass (“Sweet Sacrament we Thee adore, oh let us love You more and more..”) that unfortunately I could find because as they explained to me it is a very old hymn (but is so beautiful!!). But instead I was invited to listen to your “Sweet Sacrament Divine” and I fell in love with all the CD. Two days later I returned to buy “Jesus my Joy” and for my birthday I´ve already “suggested” my husband wonderful gifts: Marilla´s CDs!!!

I am very happy I have found such lovely music to listen to.

Thank you for sharing with us your wonderful voice singing to the Lord.

Rev. Br. Oliver Uzo
Nigeria
Dear Marilla,

Greetings from Nigeria. Please I very much want to know how many albums you have produced so far. I belong to the Cistercian Order of the Strict Observance and ever since I came in contact with some of your albums, it has ever been my favourate.

Consequently, I desire to know how many albums you have and the possibility of my possessing them all- granted that the cost will be possible to me.

Thank you so much for your nice and sweet voice and thank God for such a wonderful gift. I am looking forward to hearing from you soonest.

Thanks and God Bless.

Br. Oliver

Marilla Mullon
NZ
Dear Marilla,

You are my favorite singer, and I always listen more carefully when I hear your songs on the Southern Star requests. My current favorite is ‘Alleluia He is Coming’. May that indeed be soon and may we be ready. God continue to richly bless your ministry through song.

Yours In Christ,

Marilla Mullon,

Blenheim, NZ.

Ann-Marie
Dublin
Dear Marilla,

I have just been given a loan of two of your CDs this week, and I am now listening to one (He Touched Me) for the first time. I feel so uplifted by your wonderful singing.

I am most definitely going to purchase some of your tapes to enjoy and also will encourage my friends to do so too.

Thank you and may the Lord bless you in doing His work so beautifully.

Ann-Marie xx

Tony Mahoney
Malta
Dear Marilla,

I thank God not only for giving you a sweet voice but for giving you the ability to use it, in giving Him praise. Thank God. May you have more success in your apostolate and God bless you.

Tony

JoAnne O’Brien
USA
Comments: Dear Marilla,

We would like to kinow if you are going to be in concert in United States. Our Parish would be interested in knowing the cost factors of a concert in Memphis,TN & how long in advance would we have to schedule & what attendance should we expect in numbers.

Our Parish choir has sung in Ireland two years ago & would be interested in your concert as a fundraiser.

Thank you,Marilla

JoAnne O’Brien

Parish Counsel

Church of the Holy Spirit

Memphis,TN

Katerina Lougheed
Australia
Dear Marilla,

I just had to write to tell you how very much my husband John and myself enjoyed your second 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.

warmest wishes

Kate Lougheed

Bro magambo Barnabas
Uganda
Dear Marilla,

I would like to thank you for your music which we heard for the first time in our retreat this month.

We were touched in a special way by your song”Resting Place” on Come Back to Me album. This tape was from a friend. How I

wish to get your tapes.

Thank you.

Bernadette Donnelly
UK
Dear Marilla,

Just to wish you and your family a very Holy and Happy Christmas, and a Peaceful New Year.

I love your latest CD I have most of your CDs, very helpful for Meditationand Contemplation.

Love: and God Bles you always,

Bernadette.

antonia
Malta
Dear Marilla,

I often praise GOD for giving you such a wonderful voice. Your songs are reaching the whole world and more than that reaching our hearts thus in return helping us to reach God.

Thanks

Sr. Antonia Bugeja

JoAnne O’Brien
USA
Dear Marilla,

I have most of your CD’s & tapes which I love dearly.

I cannot remember name of CD or tape with your beautiful voice singing about “My Favorite Color is Gold”.

Please let me know the name of that CD or Tape so I can order it again,please.Thank you so much.

I first heard you when we had a group that met monthly called “Women Seeking Wisdom”. We often listened to your tapes before we started our spirit-filled meetings.

I am on our Parish Counsel in Memphis,TN.

I am wondering what it would take for you to perform in Memphis.

Albino
USA
Dear Marilla,

My dad died March 11th this year at 75, when I was working in the USA. His favourite song was ‘I watch the sunrise’. I could not find it, until a friend gave me a link to you. You sing it so beautifully and it will always bring a tear to my eyes.

We sang it at his funeral service and I didn’t think I had the strength to get up and talk about how a loving father and husband he was. I was he eldest son of 5 children. I live and work as an engineer, single, in San Diego, CA and my family and mother are back in England.

I just want to say how beautiful you are too.

Albino

Maureen B
England
Dear Marilla,

I love your music, which I first heard in our local hospital chapel. I wonder if you have recorded “Father we come in prayer” by Anthony Sharpe. I have looked through a lot of your CD’s but not found it. Please can you help?

Best wishes in all you do.

Maureen

Suzanne Henery
USA
Dear Marilla,
I was privledged 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 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)

Niall Taylor
waterford
Dear Marilla,

i just want 2 let u know im the sacristan in our local church and i played it today durin mass and it was the first time and and i can assure you it wont be the last. The c.d is the best purchase the priest ever made. pls let me know when u are in waterford pls.

with best regards,

niall taylor

Dale Bisanti
Canada
Dear Marilla,

I work evenings and only arrived home tired and weary at 2 am from a typing job in 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.)

Marilla Mullon
NZ
Dear Marilla,

I have your CD Holy One of Israel playing in my car all the time. I find the words are becoming part of my thinking, and some of them are much loved songs. I particularly like Hallelujah He is coming. I am not a Catholic, but Baptist and I appreciate the unity we have as we worship the Lord with the same songs. God bless you and continue to make you a blessing with your singing.

Marilla.

Linda Graham
USA
Dear Marilla,

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.

Paul
Canada
Dear Marilla,

What I’d like to know is how you made your way back from Heaven, because only a true angel could sing as beautifully as you.

Stay with us as long as you are able. I’ll listen to you as long as I’m able.

Paul

Leo & Geri Arsenault
USA
Dear Marilla,

We saw your inspiring worship Video recorded in the Holy Land on EWTN on Sunday, Sept 26, 2004. It is so beautiful and we worshiped and sang along with you. We are going to purchase CD’s and tapes.

God Bless You.

Roy Stagg
UK
Dear Marilla,

As a Catholic Priest in the Church of England sometimes I feel very alone. I often use your music in the car to inspire my prayers and to bring me close to Our Lord and His Blessed Mother.

Thank you for your Ministry.

Yours in His Service

Roy Stagg

Mack W. Ethridge
USA
Dear Marilla,

Your heavenly music continues to uphold me, sustain me, and inspire me — keeping me close to Jesus our Saviour. Recently, I have experienced a tremendous personal disappointment in my life, and I have found much solace in your divine music. No other music touches my soul as does yours, and reassures me of our Saviour’s ever-faithful Love for me. I AM grateful to you, dear sister in the Lord!

With sincere appreciation and in Christ’s Love,

I ever remain, your lifetime admirer,

Mack

Jocabed
Chile
Dear Marilla,

a Friend gave a Cd, it was “Abba My Father” When I heard it, I only could say, In this world still exists a place of love…

You sing pretty, never End!!!! Thank you!

Because you sing with your heart;)

Jane
Kenya
Dear Marilla
Your singing is an inspiration and an uplifting experience.I heard your
Music through a Catholic Nun’s Radio programme and had to write to them to give me the name of the singer-(you)-I still can’t get your Music here at home, please avail more of your Music in my home country, especially through the Catholic secretariate. Thank you and God Bless.

Kathleen
Canada
Dear Marilla,
10 years ago someone gave me a tape of yours on it was Sweet Heart of Jesus that beautiful hymn we sang long ago in Bolton Lanc’s.
I loaned it to a friend who has since died she was so consoled. Thank you for
recording these traditional hymns. Right now I have the Luminous Rosary tape, and hope to replace my Sorrowful Woman one soon.
All my siblings have died and I too feel so much peace through listening and praying with you.
God Bless
Kathleen Hagan

Nancy Lucas
USA
Dear Marilla
I have purchased for the first time one of your CDs Come Back to Me and I love it and want to get more. My family is also from Ireland, my son is now living in Knock, Ireland. I would to get the words to your CD to be able to sing along.
God Bless,
Nancy

Paul Galea-Curmi
Malta
Dear Marilla,
Thanks for your performances. I am particularly pleased that your pictures always show you as full dressed, unlike so many other performers! Keep it up!

DONNA CAMPBELL
IRELAND
Dear Marilla,
I have nearly all your albums and think that your music is fantastic.I listen to it every day and find that it really picks me up when I’m feeling down.
I was lucky to meet you when you came over to Belfast a couple of years ago. Are you coming back again ? I hope so.
Until then I will continue to listen to your wonderful singing. I have introduced your music to some of my friends and now they love your music as much as I do. You are truly a great gift from God.
God bless
love Donna

G. Wayne Schwitz
USA
Dear Marilla,
I just purchased five of your C.D.’s and they are awesome for meditation and worship! I especially love the “Spoken Word” C.D.’s! Your gift from God is AWESOME!

Bernie MacDonald
Canada
Dear Marilla,
I’m delighted that you continue bless so many people through your music and concerts.

My wife, Pauline and I visited England, Scotland and Wales in this past May. We had a wonderful time, including spending a few days with Pauline’s relatives in Blackburn (where she was born and raised).

I still hope you may make a tour of Canada (particularly Ontario) some year soon.

I also hope that you will make a second Christmas album.

My best regards,

Bernie
Kanata, ON

Tony Foley
USA
Dear Marilla,
I wanted to congratulate you personally for a great performance titled “On Holy Ground” that I recently saw on EWTN in Connecticut. Keep up the great work and have a great day,
Tony Foley

Rosemary Miller
USA
Dear Marilla,
I appreciate all the music that you have
done. I also sing. God bless you.
Rosemary Miller

G. Wayne Schwitz
USA
Dear Marilla,
I saw your special on EWTN today and it was fabulous. What a gift our Divine Lord has given you. Well, time to order some of your music for the edification of my soul

Romy Lenon
Australia
Dear Marilla
When are you doing a concert in Perth Western Australia? Hope soon. You know Perth is nearer to UK than Sydney to UK?
Here’s Perth http://www.westernaustralia.
com/en/
I’ve just bought your Luminous Mysteries album from GATTO Bookstore, thanking you so much as you will never know what joy and how much peace and solemnity you give to me while listening to your album – always. May God continue to bless you and your love ones with all the best of blessings . Hope to see you in Perth soon!

Veronica Kowalenko
Australia
Dear Marilla
How wonderful to have seen you perform at the Catholic Club in Sydney 19th April. Your music has been a true blessing to me for some years now. It really is a form of prayer to me. What was the name of the song you sang when you had asked us to close our eyes and uphold to God someone in need of healing. Do you remember? God bless you and yours always Marilla, you are always in my prayers.
Love always
Veronica

Frank
USA
Dear Marilla,

I was able to watch On Holy Ground on EWTN and just loved it! I would like to purchase this DVD but I need a region one DVD for the USA. Can anyone help he in locating this? Thanks for your help in advanve and God Bless,

Frank.

Steve Kelley
US
Dear Marilla,

On Easter Sunday while visiting the Lasallette Shrine in Enfield, NH with my family, I heard you CD Jesus My Joy playing in the gift shop. I had to have it and am enjoying this incredibly moving music. Unconditional Love is one of the best pieces of music of any genre I have ever heard performed.

Thank you,
Steve Kelley

Chryson
KUWAIT
I was in a trance the first time i saw ” on Holy ground” on EWTN and isaw 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 tapes & CDs soon .. Thanks & God Bless you !!

lorraine heaney
Ireland
Dear Marilla,
Your music is wonderful we play it at the start of our prayer meetings during lent, closing our eyes and listening to the words of your beautiful songs thanks.

Connie Frink
USA
Dear Marilla,
I have your CD Abba My Father. I heard it playing in a religious gift store and I just had to buy it. Your music is very addicting. God gave you a beautiful voice. I can’t wait to get more of your music. You’re wonderful.
God Bless you.
Connie Frink

Louise Boyd
Canada
Dear Marilla
I hold your cd of the Divine Mercy Chaplet very close to my heart. I would love so much to begin a novena in my church using your cd as a guide. I think it would be a real blessing to have the words to the music to share with my fellow christians, however I can not find the lyrics anywhere, and I do not have the funds for the song book. If there is anyway at all I could get just the lyrics so the people can follow along with the words, it would be such a blessing.

Sincerely,

Louise Boyd

Ernesto Evangelista
KSA
Dear Marilla,

I am a Filipino male and 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…

Ernie

John McNamara
UK
Dear Marilla,
I am one of the lucky viewers in having the EWTN network and have watched your video and I enjoy listening to a voice of an Angel. Please keep up your good work
John McNamara

Richie Lynn
USA
Dear Marilla,

heard you for the first time on t.v. you truly touched my heart. God is surly with you. I am ordering a few cds of yours. God bless you

Mary Fata
USA
Dear Marilla,
> My mother and I both love your beautiful voice. What a precious gift
> you have and to think that you have given it to the Lord! God bless
> your for all of your touching, inspirational work which keeps us going
> and growing in love of the Lord!

Cecily Atton
Australia
Dear Marilla,
> I have just heard you are coming to Australia in
> April and I will be at one of your concerts in Sydney.If you can would
> you please include Do Not Be Afraid in the programme.
> Looking forward to hearing you in person.
> Have a safe journey and God Bless you,
>
> Cecily Atton

chenai
England
Dear Marilla,
Thank you very much