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The Holden Sisters sing Dona Nobis Pacem

Updated in 2020! 3 Sisters Singing in 3-Part Harmony about Peace with Love & Joy

Back in 2009, my sisters Sheri, Tami, and I got together at Christmas and recorded the song Dona Nobis Pacem. As I recall, the evening and the recording involved much giggling, not only by us but also by our children, who thought their mothers were acting very un-motherlike with all that childish frivolity.

(Our parents, on the other hand, were simply ecstatic, watching their progeny do something together that wasn’t bickering.)

Since then, I have shared that video here at the end of most years. Somehow on YouTube it has racked up 17K views, a few comments that could be either heartfelt or creepy, and two bah humbug thumbs down.

Then Came 2020

Last year, 2019, we didn’t celebrate Christmas together until January. So early in 2020, before the pandemic lock down — before we even knew it was coming — my sisters and I spent some face-to-face time working on a joint yoga project. We got together at the local YMCA for a quick DIY photo shoot, and, oh hey, let’s also sing the song again to make our parents happy.

Little did we know it would be the last time we’d all be together for the rest of the year and into the foreseeable future.

3 Sisters Singing

We’ve been hanging on to this short clip for almost the entire pandemic. Here’s the updated version of the Holden Sisters singing Dona Nobis Pacem in our small attempt to bring forth peace, joy, harmony, and love in a world that needs all those qualities more than ever.

May 2021 bring to you and your loved ones a mega-dose of love, peace, joy, and harmony.


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Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

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13 Responses

  1. How lovely! I’m one of three sisters too, and we were lucky to be all together this year. #covidfreenzchristmas We are not singers though, so I enjoyed your version!

  2. Absolutely beautiful! I’m glad you got in some frivolity before all the pandemic stuff happened. We all need more peace, love, and joy in our lives!

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