Donna Cori Gibson
Donna’s story begins in New York City where she was born. Raised in Miami, she started studying music and performance at a young age. She has been sharing her songs, sung prayers and meditations via Golden Arrow Catholic Music and Media in Catholic churches, and prayer groups and on TV for 22 years. She is a repeat guest at many conferences and events from coast to coast. She can be heard in interview and song on Catholic radio stations across the nation and worldwide on Mother Angelica’s EWTN Global Catholic Network and sister short-wave station WEWN. Donna is featured in numerous television programs, including EWTN’s “Life on the Rock” and “Backstage,” NY’s Prayer Channel and Shalom World Catholic TV. All the songs from her “Divine Mercy Prayers” CD are featured on the audio version of St. Faustina’s Diary produced by the Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception of Stockbridge, Massachusetts. After years of working in New York as a professional, singer, songwriter and studio musician, Donna now lives in the Midwest, far from the secular scene. A lay Carmelite since 1999, Donna uses music to focus on prayer and to explain the truths of the Catholic Church with Scripture. After 20 years of sharing Catholic music, God has called Donna to add being a speaker to her travels. For the last three years, Donna has been leading women’s retreats and days of recollection with the theme “Keeping a Mary Spirit Throughout a Martha Day.” Since becoming a single mom and having to raise her children on her own, she can share life lessons of how to find (make) time for prayer and ways to stay at the feet of Jesus no matter what you are doing or where life may call you. She now has nine albums. Most noteworthy is “The Way of the Cross” with live orchestra entirely paid for by her fans. So much for the big city record company she always thought she needed. All glory to God.