Missionary Society of St Paul
Evangelization Through Music
- Fr Karm Debattista mssp
Since his early days, music has been very much an integral part of the life of Fr Karm Debattista. For years now he has been using this God-given gift to proclaim Christ's message in a most effective way.
From the very moment that I discovered the presence of Jesus in my life, and what he's done for me, my only wish has been that of proclaiming his message. This was, in fact, one of the reasons why I joined the Missionary Society of St Paul.
I just wanted to evangelize, to share with others that which the Lord had been doing with me.
Music had always been an important part of my life. Thus it did not take me long to discover that I could do this even through song. Actually, I believe that this is one of the most effective ways to proclaim the message to many people, especially youth.
Initially there were only songs or hymns written for some particular occasion or celebration, but then I started recording these to publish them on a CD. After my first CD I was greatly encouraged, and started experimenting with other styles and themes in my music.
Most of the songs I write today are fruit of the experience I would be going through at the moment. Some of them are the result of my experience in the missions, others that of prayer and of my own spiritual journey.
Now, that I've published four CDs, I know that the music is being appreciated. I therefore hope to be able to continue to write music, so that I'll continue to proclaim that which I call the greatest message humankind has ever received.
You can visit Fr Karm's official website here: http://www.geocities.com/karmdebattista
"I follow you wherever you go"