Irish nuns receive warm reception after releasing ‘soul-lifting’ song

Irish nuns receive warm reception after releasing ‘soul-lifting’ song The Poor Clares Photo:

The Poor Clares in Galway have received a great confidence boost after releasing a devotional song on Youtube viewed by almost 15,000 people so far.

‘Calm the Soul’, based on a poem published by the Sisters in 2012, was composed to raise the spirits of those struggling under pressures of everyday life – as Sr Colette, Abbess of the monastery coined it, “a soul lift”.

Sr Colette stated the poem was able to touch people “ deeply that we thought that a musical setting to the words could make it more widely accessible”.

The sisters placed hope for the success of the song in God’s hands. “It’s God’s business what happens with the song, and if it makes the charts that would be great,” said Sr Colette.


‘Calm the Soul’ had 14,401 views on YouTube since its October 3 debut, and was placed 32 on Ireland’s iTunes chart at the time of print, having previously been 18.

The song is available to download on YouTube, iTunes, Amazon and GooglePlay.