Marduk vs Yahweh: Babylonian vs Hebrew Creation Stories
When the Babylonian and Hebrew Creation stories are told together it shows the deep theological meaning of Genesis 1: God is in control, God can create by His words and God absolutely loves everything that He has made - including human beings. We were not created to be slaves of the gods, but to be God's image-bearers in the world. We are His precious creations. Kathryn Wehr, PhD created this story for her theology class at North Central University. She would pass out shakers, bells and other sound effect-makers and get the whole class involved making water sounds, etc. Katy is pleased to collaborate here with two college students: Clarinetist Claire Zwiefelhofer and Photographer Patrick Wehr (her nephew). The hymn tune at the end of the video is a traditional Welsh tune known as Ash Grove to which the text "Let All Things Now Living" is sung.
Contemplation With Lettuce at Notre Dame de Vie
This is an audio story with photos from my visit to Notre Dame de Vie (Our Lady of Life), a Carmelite Secular Institute in Venasque, France. Subscribe to this channel for future videos from Katy Wehr. Katywehrmusic.com Credits: Kathryn Wehr: author, narrator, flute, sound effects, photos Stephen Wehr (Katy's brother): introduction narrator J.S. Bach: music - "Sleepers, Wake" from Cantata 140
Love Your Enemies: Matthew 5:43-48
This is a musical setting of Matthew 5:43-48 by Katy Wehr paired with her photos and video. A free download of the music can be found at www.katywehrmusic.com/freedownloads The audio recording was made in 2004: Vocals by Katy Wehr Cello by Catriona Day Engineering by John Broadhead The photos and videos were taken in 2021 by Katy Wehr at: Como Park Conservatory Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Katy's Deck (Black Swallowtail Caterpillar) Lake Sagatagan (Purple Martins) The video was made using iMovie with the "Comic Cool" filter.
A Prayer for Waiting
A short poem for times of waiting. www.kathrynwehr.com Poem and music composition by Kathryn Wehr. Cello by Benjamin Wehr. www.katywehrmusic.com Photos taken by Kathryn Wehr: 1. Side Altar of Église Saint Aurèle, Aurel, France 2. Girl and Swan, Hemingford Grey, England 3. Parent and Child, Loch Ard Gorge, Victoria, Australia 4. Girl Running in a Park, Kloster Bentlage, Rheine, Germany 5. Loretto Convent Staircase, Wheaton, IL, USA 6. Tunnel, Stirling Castle, Scotland 7 and 8.Two views of the church, Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque, France
The Catholic Books of the Old Testament Song
Sing along to memorize the books of the Catholic Old Testament and learn answers to some important questions along the way - including why is there a difference between the Catholic and Protestant Old Testament canons. Sung by Katy Wehr with help from a few young friends (who wished to remain anonymous) from the Church of St Mark in St Paul, MN, where Katy used to be the Faith Formation Coordinator. Take a listen and learn your books of the Old Testament.
A Valentine's Poem to God
A poem celebrating romance - one of God's most exciting gifts! Kathryn Wehr collaborates with her photographer nephew Patrick Wehr (Instagram: @patrick_wehr) with another nephew and niece-in-law Jon and Gabi Shirley as the models. Katy also wrote the music specifically to collaborate with musicians Weily Grina-Shay (clarinet) and Bjorn Grina-Shaw (marimba). The Grina-Shays are members of the 10th Wave Chamber Collective (https://www.10thwave.org/).
Christian Lent in Australia: John the Baptist in Gumboots
A poem by Katy Wehr and read by Rebekah Earnshaw about an experience of Lent in Australia where the seasons are reversed from Katy's usual Spring to experience an Autumn Lent. What can Autumn teach us about Lent? Photos by Katy Wehr, unless noted as Unsplash. Music and Production by Katy Wehr. Hymn tune: Lord Who Throughout These Forty Days (St Flavian)
St Joseph: Advent Visio Divina
An Advent reflection using a statue of St Joseph found at Notre Dame de Vie in Venasque, France. Production, narration and background music by Kathryn Wehr and singing by Elias Wehr. www.kathrynwehr.com You can learn more about Notre Dame de Vie here: https://www.notredamedevie.org/en/