Singer/songwriter Steve Angrisano has been to the Diocese of Des Moines many times for retreats and the diocesan Centennial Celebration. When he learned his friend Mary Green, director of adult faith formation at Our Lady's Immaculate Heart Parish in Ankeny, had been diagnosed with angiosarcoma, an aggressive form of cancer, he was inspired by her and dedicated a song on his newest album to her.
"It's an Easter song called 'Alleluia, Love is Alive,'" Angrisano said. "It's just such a hope-filled song. As we went to record, I just had Mary in my mind -- the passion she was living every day, even in the face of so much. I think Mary is a living example of hope in Christ." Check out the new song on iTunes or on Angrisano's new CD, "A New Day."