My name is Annie Karto. I am a Catholic singer-songwriter.
I wanted to do something to honor our priests. Several years ago, I wrote a song titled "You are a Priest Forever." Fr. Andrew Apostoli C.F.R. writes, "From the first time I heard Annie Karto's song a few years ago, I felt it had a special anointing from the Lord. Even the unfortunate negative publicity against priests that emerged in early 2002 has only made the song that much more a message of hope and consolation for all loyal Catholics who love their Church and their priests! Every priest, in turn, also needs to hear those reassuring words that Annie sings with such joyful enthusiasm and conviction. "You are a Priest Forever!" as the great Cure of Ars, St. John Vianney, patron saint of diocesan priests, reminds us so well, "The priesthood is the joy of the Heart of Jesus!" You will find this song a joy as well!" Annie acknowledges that all that is given is pure grace from God. She writes,
“I have included the song along with two other of my original songs in a greeting card. The beautiful artwork of St. John Vianney was created by George Chase. You can view this card and listen to the song at www.anniekarto.com. I pray that this CD gift card encourage priests and bring abundant blessings.
I am so happy to have the great joy of sharing this to many priests across the USA and in Europe.