Prayer & Song Retreat

Jesse Manibusan

Jesse Manibusan is a singer, songwriter, catechist, storyteller, humorist and evangelizer. Well recognized throughout the country as a dynamic speaker and musician, Jesse shares from his heart the love of Christ and the call to live out our baptism in every aspect of life.

The beloved anthem "Open My Eyes," from his third album, Power of Peace, appears in Catholic and Protestant hymnals around the world and has been translated into many languages. His latest collection, Sing of Mary, is prayerful homage to the Mother of Jesus. In 2003 he collaborated with Ken Canedo on the very successful Love Never fails collection, featuring "Bless the Lord" and "Fish with Me."

Jesse is a familiar presence at national and diocesan conferences throughout the US, including the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LA RE Congress),  the National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), World Youth Day, and many others. A true road warrior, he does ministry full-time now, traveling the globe to present parish mission, concerts, retreats, keynotes and youth conferences. Jesse currently resides in Pacifica, CA and is a volunteer at Good Shepherd Catholic School and Church.

Sarah Hart

Sarah's signature blend of contemporary folk, pop, and rock has made her one of the leading figures in contemporary Catholic music. 

Sarah's songs are part of the common worship experience of Catholic's in the US: "Alleluia! Love Is Alive," "Go in Peace," "More Than Enough," "Run to the Cross," "Take Up Our Cross," "Sweet Redeemer," "You Alone" and others. She boasts nine albums as a solo artist, including Til the Song is Sung, her latest, which she released at the Prayer & Song Retreat last year, and Above Earth's Lamentation. She often co-writes with artists like Curtis Stephan, Steven Angrisano, and Jesse Manibusan. Her songs have been covered by Amy Grant, Celtic Woman, Matt Maher, Jason Crabb and The Newsboys. She is the recipient of eight Unity awards for her work, and in 2012, she received a Grammy nomination for her song, "Better Than A Hallelujah," which was recorded by Amy Grant. 

Sarah has been a singer, songwriter and keynote speaker for 20 years, and in 2013 she performed for Pope Francis. At events, Sarah's love for music and ministry intersect in amazing ways, which she shares across the country and around the world. She performs at such events as National Catholic Youth Conference (NCYC), Los Angeles Religious Education Congress (LA RE Congress), and World Youth Day, as well as churches and colleges. Sarah makes her home in Nashville, TN with her husband and two awesome teenage daughters.

Be merciful, be God's instrument through prayer and song