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New Catholic video sensation: “We are ‘Grandiosa’ because we were created in the image of the greatest”

Alfareros

Cecilia Music - published on 02/02/19

The Alfareros release the video 'Grandiosa' from the album that won them the Latin Grammy award.


This was the first time the group, which came together in 1995 in the Dominican Republic, received a nomination for this award. 

The single also features Catholic singers Ítala Rodriguez (Chile) and Verónica Sanfilippo (Argentina).

Katia del Cid, vocalist of the group and one of the composers of the song, said, “‘Grandiosa’ is a declaration of God’s love for you. If only Jesus would lend us his eyes and his heart to see us as He does, we would stop destroying ourselves and those around us. How many times have we fallen into the ‘I’m not enough,’ ‘I’m not good for anything,’ ‘I’m ugly,’ ‘I have to meet these expectations to be beautiful,’ ‘I have to do things so that others accept me and love me,’ ‘I have to, I have to, I have to.'”
“The King’s children do not beg for love. We do not ‘have’ to do anything for God to love us. He came down from heaven and climbed onto the cross for love, even knowing that we would fail him again and again. That is called grace, which we respond to by aspiring to the holy, the good, to what pleases Him for us to remain in His Love,” she continued.
“Today many lies take us away from our identity, but Pope St. John Paul II, in 2001, he explained what we are in such a beautiful and simple way. In writing ‘Grandiosa’ we were moved by these words that the Holy Spirit inspired in the Holy Father that day: ‘You are a thought of God, you are a heartbeat of God. To say this is like saying that you have a value which in a sense is infinite, that you matter to God in your completely unique individuality.’ Make it yours, this message is especially for you.”

In the song and video “women are invited to make a ‘grateful memory’ and remember how valuable we are in the eyes of God. We are the most important treasure in Your eyes, we were created as the favorites of His love. It took him only a moment to create the light, the sea, the birds of the sky, the animals of the field, but with us he took his time, he thought of every detail and he loves us despite everything, we are more than enough for him, we are GRANDIOSA, because we were created in the image and likeness of the greatest.”
“Grandiosa” can be found on the Alfareros’ channel or on Spotify, or it can be downloaded for free from the website http://www.alfareros.do.
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