Benedictine nuns’ Advent music CD: the back story

The new album for Advent by the Benedictine Nuns in the Diocese of Kansas City-St. Joseph, the Benedictines of Mary, Queen of Apostles, is at the top of the charts.

I have mentioned them before HERE.  I did a review of their Christmas CD HERE.

Listen to a brief sample.

Buy the disk:

US disk HERE.
US mp3 HERE.
UK disk HERE.
UK mp3 HERE.

There is more about the sisters and the way the disk came to life from LifeSite:

Masterminds behind chart-smashing nun’s Advent album credit pro-life conversion with success

FLORIDA, 12 December, 2012 ( – The angelic voices of a new order of young nuns has taken the world by storm, surpassing Rod Stewart, Taylor Swift, and One Direction in sales last week at major retail outlets such as Amazon and Barnes&Noble.

But behind the astonishing success of Advent at Ephesus lies the amazing story of the Catholic masterminds behind the album, couple Kevin and Monica Fitzgibbons. LifeSiteNews managed to reach them in the midst of their busy schedules and convince them to tell their story.


Read the whole thing.  It is worth your time.

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  1. NBW says:

    What an awesome story! I have this CD and it is wonderful! I’m glad to hear the nuns have surpassed the pop singers. I think we are all searching for beauty which is not found in most pop music.

  2. Jeannie_C says:

    The CD is truly a joy to listen to. It certainly has been a great addition to our Christmas music.. (which includes a fair bit of chant by the Solesmes monks, as well..)
    Thanks to Father Z. for putting it on our radar.. As an FYI, some selections from the CD were played on CBC ‘s (Canadian national radio statio) classical channel last Sunday.

  3. Stumbler but trying says:

    I plan on buying the CD myself as I am in search of beauty this Advent season to soothe my soul, calm my mind, and restore my faith. I enjoyed the youtube vid introducing the sister’s and their beautiful witness of faith by way of their life, fidelity and prayer. The joy that one could see in their faces and the love of Christ and His Church made me happy and hopeful.
    Lord, send out your spirit and renew the face of the earth..amen.

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