Music is part of my daily life and I love listening to songs that reminded me of God’s great love for me. So, I came across this interesting song titled, “Hoy Despierto” by a band called, Siervas on social media. The lyrics is in Spanish but the melody is so catchy that I just can’t stop playing it over and over again. Out of curiosity, I viewed their Facebook Page and browse on their previous posts and albums. The term Siervas means “the servants” in Spanish and the group is composed of 11 talented religious sisters from Argentina, Chile, China, Ecuador, Japan, Peru, the Philippines and Venezuela. They belong to the Servants of the Plan of God Congregation and the band was founded in the year 2014.

As I continue to scroll down, I thought to myself that 3 of their members look very familiar. I’m in awe when I found out that I’ve actually met some of the members of the band during the World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro Brazil in 2013.

(From L-R: Sr. Jessica, Me, Sr. Ivonne and Sr. Cindy) #rockstarsmadeforgod

I posted this photo on Instagram during the Clarion Call Song Writing Competition of the New Evangelization Conference early this year. Yes, they’re wearing the exact black and white habits that’s why I’m giving myself a little pinch. 🙂 But seriously, this photo with these Catholic nuns at the foot of the Christ the Redeemer Statue change things up a bit. It’s the place where I got the inspiration to write my song, “Awakening” and where I received the calling to serve in the New Evangelization of the Church. It’s very affirming for me personally that when I look at this photo… it’s not that weird anymore because I always thought that I look so different from them. But hey, who would have thought that we have the same goal of sharing God’s love through writing songs and we’re into the same type of music. They usually play alternative pop-rock, and contemporary Latin spiritual music which sounds incredible by the way.

Today, Siervas became very popular and they constantly receive various invitations to perform all over the world, giving all their proceeds to help the poor, sick and the needy. The lyrics of their songs hold so much truth and their music videos were so aesthetically pleasing too. So today, I’m sharing 3 of my favorite songs from the band, Siervas. Enjoy! 🙂

1 Hoy Despierto – Siervas

2 Como Pastores – Siervas

3 Confia en Dios

Hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. I really think that we need more of this in the world because that’s the gospel in our midst.

Remember that each one of us are called to make Christ real and we have the ability to inspire the world. Let us use these God-given gifts to serve and glorify the Lord! Pray for these Catholic nuns. May they reach more people by spreading the word of God through their music. God bless you all! <3

 

What a small world,

Maria

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Meeting Siervas In Rio de Janeiro
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