November 8, 2021

Ave Maria (Mary Sing with Joyful Heart)

In this episode of The Commons, Steve Angrisano performs and discusses his song based on hymn text by James Quinn, "Ave Maria (Mary Sing with Joyful Heart)." Steve explains how the five verses of James Quinn's hymn express the five Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and the finding of Jesus in the Temple. Steve reflects on the value of these beautiful prayers we are given by the Church — that give us words to hold onto when we are struggling to find the right words to pray — and offers suggestions for how to use this prayerful song in your music ministry.


The Commons is a series of unplugged interviews with the top Catholic recording artists. These are candid interviews and intimate performances by the top contemporary Catholic musicians.