Hello and welcome to the Making Music Praying Twice Blog 2.0, or as we refer to it, “On a Note & a Prayer.” We’ve had a blog at MMP2 for quite a while but, we are looking forward to more regular posting and, hopefully, more readers and followers! We have a lot of exciting things going on that we are anxious to share, but we’re not quite ready… yet. In the meantime, perhaps an overview of what MMP2 is all about is a good place to start. For those of you already familiar with our program, feel free to comment below on your experience with our music and products. Have you taught a class? Tell us about that too!
Let’s start with our mission…
Music is a pathway to God.
Making Music Praying Twice provides that pathway by bringing children and parents together on the wings of music. Our program of music and movement designed to foster faith in Catholicism and to enrich education and family life pursues a profound goal:
While the gift of music education is invaluable,
the gift of music combined with prayer is immeasurable.
In a secular world often devoid of faith and of family togetherness, Making Music Praying Twice provides a genuine faith-based experience that is rare, enriching, educational, transcendental, and beautiful.
So, how do we create a musical pathway?
At Making Music Praying Twice, we strive to provide curriculum, tools, and opportunities to Catholic families and parishes so that children can grow in rich, faithful, musical environments filled with the power of prayer. By combining prayer, music, and family with the rich musical traditions of our Catholic heritage and all the sound educational principles of the latest advances in early childhood music and movement, children grow in music aptitude and overall development while drawing closer to God. But, because of God’s generosity and goodness, whole families are brought closer together, closer to Church, and closer to God. This is why we are compelled to provide the only faith-inclusive early childhood music curriculum for the Catholic child.
When we say this, we aren’t referring to music as tool for worship or catechesis. We mean that by learning and growing in music, this unique and beautiful gift from our Creator, we become more beautiful and more of whom He created us to be. When we learn the prayers and songs of our Catholic heritage, we become united with the Communion of Saints, all our brothers and sisters from the past who praised God with these same verses and melodies. When we become more musical in our daily lives, including songs of prayer and faith, our lives become entwined with this prayer. Through this prayer, God changes us. He answers our prayers and draws us to Him. Music touches the soul and remains in the memory in a special and powerful way.
This is why we connect so deeply to St. Augustine’s memorable quote: “He who sings, prays twice.” Music doesn’t just combine with prayer to make something special. Music multiplies prayer and makes it into something even more powerful and beautiful.
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