How Can I Keep From Singing Podcast - Episode #1


bailey_po_01Welcome to “How Can I Keep from Singing,” a supplemental podcast in support of the Marian Cenacle Rosary Podcast. In this ‘faith in action’ series, host Susan Bailey shares from her own life how praying and singing the rosary, studying the word of God and practicing other spiritual exercises nourishes her faith and surrounds her with a shield of grace as she faces the trials of unemployment in her family. A song, often sung and written by Susan, will be featured with each podcast episode. May this series encourage you as you face the trials of this difficult economy, or any other trial in your life.

In Episode #1, titled “Feasting,” Susan shares how feasting on prayer, the scriptures, the mass and the Eucharist have strengthened her and surrounded her with grace. And how a very familiar prayer, and one line in particular, has given her much needed strength.


Scripture: Exodus 16:2-4, 12-15 (from the Sunday Lectionary, 18th Sunday in Ordinary Time)
Psalm 34 (from the Sunday Lectionary, 20th Sunday in Ordinary Time)

Music: “How Can I Keep from Singing” (Quaker Hymn), performed by Susan Bailey.

Susan would enjoy your feedback. Share your stories, your prayer requests. Write to her at [email protected] or call the feedback line at 206-600-6940.


About Author

Susan Bailey is an writer, speaker and musician. She is the author of River of Grace Creative Passages Through Difficult Times, published by Ave Maria Press, and Louisa May Alcott: Illuminated by The Message, part of the Literary Portals to Prayer series published by ACTA Publications. Along with her own blogs Be As One and Louisa May Alcott is My Passion), Susan frequently contributes to and the Association of Catholic Women Bloggers. She has also contributed to and Catholic Online. Susan writes articles and a monthly column known as Be as One for the Diocese of Worcester newspaper, The Catholic Free Press. Bailey, who works as a marketing/advertising assistant for a local real estate firm, is an associate member of the Commission for Women of the Diocese of Worcester, Massachusetts, where previously she served as chair and secretary, helping to organize the biennial “Gather Us In” women’s conference, one of the first major Catholic women’s conferences in the country. As part of her duties she wrote the monthly column for The Catholic Free Press known as “Concerning Women” and appeared on CatholicTV’s “This is the Day” to promote the conference. A professional musician and graphic artist, Bailey released four CDs, performed on EWTN, CatholicTV and World Youth Day 2002, and worked as a cantor in her parish of St. Luke the Evangelist for fifteen years. She earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education (with concentrations in US History and Music) from Bridgewater State University. She and her husband, Rich, have two grown children and live in North Grafton, Massachusetts. Susan invites you to join her email list where you will receive updates on exciting professional developments and speaking engagements. Email subscribers also receive special giveaways and previews of new projects. Susan loves a good conversation and looks forward to corresponding with you! Join here.

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