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January 17, 2024

Music and Mission - Francesca LaRosa


On this episode of Music and Mission, watch Catholic artist Francesca LaRosa’s prayerful performance of “These Alone are Enough.” Written by composer Dan Schutte (author of “Here I Am, Lord,” “You Are Near,” “Sing a New Song,” and known for his work with the St. Louis Jesuits), this uplifting song of devotion is well known to Catholic music lovers. Francesca’s beautiful voice complements the song’s message of faith, stirring the heart of each listener to surrender all to God, asking only for his love and grace.

 

On this episode of Music and Mission, watch Francesca LaRosa’s reflection on the song “These Alone are Enough” by celebrated Catholic composer Dan Schutte (author of “Here I Am, Lord,” “You Are Near,” “Sing a New Song,” and known for his work with the St. Louis Jesuits). Francesca explains the origin of this beloved piece of Catholic music: it is based on the words of St. Ignatius of Loyola’s “suscipe” prayer of surrender. She encourages everyone listening to let go of whatever they are holding onto, and to give their entire heart to God. She ends with the song’s refrain, “Give me nothing more than your love and grace. These alone, oh God, are enough for me.”