America the Beautiful song by Annie Karto. Hearts will swell with pride and love of country while singing along to this American classic as images of this great nation, its history, people, and landscape sweep across the screen. Truly a song of prayer and inspiration that highlights the Christian foundation the United States was built upon. Concludes with the recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance for the crowning touch.
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 is the heart of her music ministry, along with the singing of the beautiful sacraments of the Church, and honoring the Blessed Mother Mary.
Catholic singer, 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.”