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September 13, 2021

Stay with Me Lord

In this episode of The Commons, Thomas Muglia performs and discusses his song "Stay with Me, Lord," based on the prayer by Padre Pio. Thomas explains that Padre Pio, also known as St. Pio of Pietrelcina, would pray this prayer after receiving the Eucharist. He resonates with both the desire to stay in a place of closeness with God and with the line "You know how easily I'll abandon you." Thomas recognizes the same pattern of clinging to God and then falling away in his own life and concludes, "the only thing we can truly rely on is the grace of God — not our own strength."


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.