See This Priest’s Amazing Surprise That Stunned a Wedding and Left the Bride in Tears (VIDEO)

SonLight Music Ministry had just finished what sounded like a beautiful rendition of “Be Thou My Vision” when Father Ray Kelly again took the mic at the wedding of Chris and Leah O’Kane. But instead of closing the ceremony as planned, the priest unleashed a big surprise for the couple that’s destined for the pantheon of wedding viral videos.


It’s not a joke or a slip-up, but a performance of epic proportions. A backing track mysteriously begins and Father Kelly launches into a rewritten version of Leonard Cohen‘s “Hallelujah,” customized just for the new married couple. And this priest has pipes, belting out the melody with ease and even raising the key a whole step.

By the end, the stunned bride is left in tears while members of the audience offer a standing ovation. Father Kelly’s sweet and skillful gesture certainly deserved it.




SORRY, I PUBLISHED A WRONG VIDEO. Here is the one I wanted to share with you! Sondre Bratland : Stille Natt




Sondre Bratland sings Stille Natt. A prayer for peace. CAUTION: Some images are graphic and may disturb. Sondre Bratland is a Norwegian singer. His album, Rosa Fra Betlehem, is the most beautiful and moving Christmas-related album I have ever heard. It was recorded in the Church of Nativity in Bethlehem, with accompaniment from Knut Reiersrud, Iver Kleive and Paolo Vinaccia. and features the voices of the Palestinian Boys Choir. You can find Rosa Fra Betlehem at where you may also listen to samples from a few other tracks. I recommend this album both for its music and its incredible sonic presence.

Something wonderful is growing inside…

Can we network to help this go viral?? Fifty. Million. Babies!

Charlotte Ostermann Author at Angelico Press
On Dec. 12, after a Mass celebrated by Fr. Matthew Habiger, we’ll launch the website where names will be collected for the aborted children. We hope to create a ripple effect – praying for the relatives and abortionists of the children we name, and thinking of a concrete gesture by which we’ll honor each unique, unrepeatable child. We aren’t competing with other pro-life ministries. In fact, though naming a child is free, we know that many of those gestures will be donations to great pro-life organizations, and we’re actively partnering with some to suggest to their supporters that this is a great idea! We need all the grassroots support we can get 50,000,000 is a staggering number – that’s the point! Your help, your advice, even your questions are most welcome. Thanks for your attention to this!
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10 Memorable Quotes spoken by Nelson Mandela – RIP Madiba

Posted on December 10, 2013

Photo: abcnews

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As Johannesburg, South Africa hosts a huge memorial servicecelebrating the life of Nelson Mandela, I want to share with you 10 quotes from this wonderful, inspirational and most humble of men.

I first heard of Nelson Mandela, I’m ashamed to say, 
when I first arrived in the UK in 1985 through this catchy song playing at my halls of residence bar at university:’ Free Nelson Mandela’ by The Special AKA. At that time, Mandela had been a prisoner on Robben Island for 21 years. He would later be released in 1990.

I absolutely loved this song and danced many nights away giving very little thought to the man for whom this song was dedicated.
28 years later, I have a far better understanding and deep appreciation for this man who symbolized an era of great hope, when equality and justice seemed possible, humility and supreme wisdom.


For me, these 10 quotes convey very clearly the greatness of this man who, whilst being a great leader and example of humility and tolerance, was above all a human being like the rest of us. But what a human being!
On Education.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

On Courage

2I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. I felt fear myself more times than I can remember, but I hid it behind a mask of boldness. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

On Freedom
3. For to be free is not merely to cast off one’s chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others.
4. There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
On Racism

5. No one is born hating another person because of the colour of his skin, or his background, or his religion. People must learn to hate, and if they can learn to hate, they can be taught to love, for love comes more naturally to the human heart than its opposite.

On Leadership

6. It is better to lead from behind and to put others in front, especially when you celebrate victory when nice things occur. You take the front line when there is danger. Then people will appreciate your leadership. 

On Peace

7. If you want to make peace with your enemy, you have to work with your enemy. Then he becomes your partner.

On Society

8. There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.

9. A good head and a good heart are always a formidable combination.
On Death
10Death is something inevitable. When a man has done what he considers to be his duty to his people and his country, he can rest in peace. I believe I have made that effort and that is, therefore, why I will sleep for the eternity.

Thank you, Madiba, for the sacrifices you and your family made to make democracy and freedom a reality for so many people. I truly hope that the future generations will not let you down.