Faith on My Sleeve
Simonetta is also a well-known and beloved Catholic Music Artist, who began her songwriting after making an intensive Ignatian silent retreat and a subsequent 30-day follow-up retreat. Fr. John Hardon SJ, her retreat master, encouraged her to 'write'. This and the guidance of her spiritual director resulted in this outpouring of music that became her first recording of original Catholic music. She is a founding member (and heart and soul) along with her husband Len, of The Saint Philomena Foundation, the organization that distributes her music to the world for FREE, as a sharing of God's gifts to her. Simonetta's releases include Keep Your Eyes on the Beloved and King of the Golden City (a dramatic audio-book), as well as The Rosary is a Place and The Rosary is a Luminous Place, both with Fr. Benedict Groeschel CFR. These recordings are now heard each day, coast-to-coast on EWTN Global Catholic radio, Relevant Radio and Sirius Satellite Radio and is the most listened-to Rosary broadcast in America. Simonetta is currently featured as part of the first ever, Spirit Wing Records Catholic music compilation CD titled 'Catholic Music 2007'. Featuring 32 of the best Catholic artists of today, it is widely available at Catholic book & gift stores, via many Internet outlets and also through her website. Her music is described as totally orthodox and combines deep Catholic truths, the teachings of the saints, and a love for the Blessed Sacrament, with a variety of instrumental styles and settings that are contemporary, beautiful and always uplifting and consoling. Her newest recording, 'Faith on My Sleeve' was recently released. She has been a popular performer and guest on EWTN Global Catholic television's 'Life on the Rock', 'The Abundant Life' with host Johnette Benkovic and EWTN Catholic Bookmark with Doug Keck. Simonetta has also been a frequent guest on Catholic radio including among others: - Kresta in the Afternoon - Ave Maria radio - Catholic Answers Live - Morning Air - Relevant Radio - EWTN Catholic Jukebox with Thom Price She is blessed with four girls and two boys, whom she homeschools. See also: The National Catholic Register article: Beads & Songs.