Rise Up All People CD
Talented, dynamic backup singers from N.Y. City, give the song dramatic vocals throughout. “I Can Still Pray” is a song all mothers should enjoy. This song recalls watching a child grow up and realizing that all a parent can ultimately do once they leave home is to pray. The song, “Gusenga” which means “pray” in Kirwandan, was the last cry of young Fidel, nine years old, who was killed in the Rwandan genocide in 1994. His cry is still relevant today as we seek to end hatred and violence in our world. Rise Up All People is Annie Karto’s 5th cd, and some say her best work yet.
- Rise Up All People
- St. Theresa’s Prayer
- Keeper of the Lighthouse
- Servant Song
- Both Sides Now
- Come My Way
- Raise My Sails
- I Can Still Pray
- Holy Mother
- Hunger Heart
- Fix Your Gaze
About Annie Karto:
As a Catholic singer-songwriter and inspirational speaker, Annie Karto hopes to stir the flame in the Catholic Church through the power of God’s great gift of music. The healing mercy of God in the heart of her music ministry, along with the singing of the beautiful sacraments of the Church, and honoring the Blessed Mother Mary.
Annie Karto has traveled the country extensively these past 20 years, her ministry taking her to Europe, New Zealand, Rwanda, Africa, Guatemala, and Trinidad. Annie weaves her songs in and out of her testimonies.
Over 20 years ago, after a deep conversion experience before the Blessed Eucharist, Annie was given the penance to spread the Lord’s Divine Mercy for the rest of her life. This “penance” has become a great joy!
Annie has strived to use her gift of voice, and speaking skills to evangelize wherever the Lord calls her. A highlight in her ministry was writing and singing a song for Rwandan genocide survivor, Immaculee Ilibagiza, titled, “Song for Immaculee” leading to a trip to Immaculee’s village in Rwanda, Africa, in August of 2011.
Annie has been invited to major conferences, and also shared at Magnificat Breakfasts, Divine Mercy retreats, and Days of Reflection. Some of Annie’s talks include “Divine Mercy Flood My Soul” which is her focus, “Mary, Masterpiece of Mercy,” “Rise up and Shape the Culture, “The Beauty of being a Catholic Woman.”
Most noteworthy, Annie wrote a song for priests, “You are a Priest Forever” This song has been featured on EWTN for many years and has received two apostolic blessings, one from Pope John Paul 11, and Pope Benedict XVI. Fr. Bill Casey, Fathers of Mercy, recently called the song, “a classic.”