In Honor of Our Lady of Fatima, and to Commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Miracle of the Sun, the Smooth Stone Foundation is producing a CD of choral music from Portugal with Tim McDonnell!
The year 2017 marks the 100th anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady at Fátima in Portugal. Beginning in May of 1917 and for several months following, the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three shepherd children in the Portuguese countryside, enjoining them to prayer and sacrifice for a world in turmoil. This culminated with the final apparition and the Miracle of the Sun on October 13, 1917. Since that time, the message of Fátima has encouraged countless faithful to pursue holiness in their lives, families, and professions.
“I Heard a Voice from Heaven …” is a project to record several exquisite pieces of sacred choral music conducted by Dr. Timothy McDonnell to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the miracle that has brought hope to millions since 1917. Portugal has been a bulwark of Catholic culture for centuries, and the country’s unique contribution to Catholic sacred music is impressive. Our hope is that the numinous and hallowed sounds of choral masterpieces from the Land of Fátima will inspire the prayerful recollection of Our Lady’s message of prayer and hope in a world still beset by confusion, strife, and conflict.
CDs with the music were recorded in the spring of 2017.
Read more about the project here: