The Friday Finishing School: Handel’s Messiah

Surprise!  And Merry Christmas!

We are still on a short break here at The Modern Lady, but we thought we’d drop our latest Friday Finishing School episode as a special treat into your “digital stocking” and podcast feed! Renown throughout the world, what is Christmas without Handel’s stunning and iconic masterpiece, “Messiah”?  As one of the most played and storied pieces of music in history, we chat about the three things we think we should know about Handel’s Messiah, particularly that spectacular Hallelujah chorus!

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As we come to the end of the year, we want to take a moment to thank you for your support, friendship and listenership in 2021! We pray that God blesses you and yours this Christmas season and always. We’re looking forward to seeing what 2022 has in store for us here at The Modern Lady – and we are forever grateful to have you alongside us for the adventure!

Love,

Michelle and Lindsay

Episode 118 – The 12 Days of Christmas: Part Two

Welcome back to another episode of The Modern Lady Podcast! We have one more for you before we sign off for our Christmas break!

This week:

“If you thought that after last week’s festivities that Christmas was starting to wind down, think again!  Continuing on with the 12 Days of Christmas, Michelle and Lindsay chat about the history, traditions and symbolism associated with the final days of Christmas to the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th.  From wealthy dairy farmers to the Pied Piper of Hamelin, scandalous Elizabethan era dances to mumming with your Twelfth Night cake, you’re sure to end Christmastide with a bang! 

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WHAT WE’RE LOVING THIS WEEK: Our Favourite Christmas Albums!

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Episode 117 – The 12 Days of Christmas: Part One

Welcome back to another episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“Merrymaking and Feast Days and… BIRDS!  Oh my. The 12 Days of Christmas are truly the epitome of celebration!  Beginning on December 25th and lasting until the Feast of the Epiphany on January 6th, each of these twelve days is jam packed with traditions and customs to mark the festive season.  In this first part of two episodes dedicated to the 12 Days, Michelle and Lindsay discuss the significance, treats and history behind days 1-6, and how to celebrate this classic carol in style!”

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“As Darkness Falls”: An Advent Reflection

Welcome back to a special episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“The season of Advent, while certainly a time of much tangible, material and culinary preparation, also requires thoughtful intention in preparing our hearts.  This week, we are sharing a short Advent reflection that Lindsay had written five years ago in 2016 entitled, “As Darkness Falls”.  We hope this short production inspires and encourages you, as it has us, to grow in our awareness of what we are called to prepare for in these weeks before Christmas, in order to anticipate the great Light coming to us in just a few short weeks.

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CREDITS:

Music:

  • Axletree – Drops of Melting Snow (freemusicarchive.org)
  • Borrtex – Love & Generosity (freemusicarchive.org)
  • Beautiful Piano Theme – Purple Planet Music
  • Kai Engel – Holiday Gift (freemusicarchive.org)
  • Conditor Alme – Gregorian Chant Hymns
  • Snow Is Coming – Purple Planet Music
  • O Come O Come Emmanuel – David Fesliyan

Sound Effects:

  • Mixkit.co
  • Quicksounds.com

Image Credit:

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Episode 116 – The Engaging Conversationalist

Welcome back to another episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“With the holiday season approaching, socials and get togethers are par for the course.  Being able to engage well in conversation is truly an art – and it’s one that behooves us to brush up on, no matter the time of year!  This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the history and technique of great conversation, from those deep tête-à-têtes to light-hearted small talk! 

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Episode 115 – The Modern Lady’s (Second) Advent Spectacular!

Welcome back to another episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“Two years ago, The Modern Lady deep dived many beloved traditions of the Advent season, both familiar and perhaps, a little bit unfamiliar.  This week, Michelle and Lindsay bring back the Advent Spectacular with a sequel all about “Preparing to Prepare”!  What exactly goes into preparing your home, your hostessing and your pursuit of holiness in these weeks leading up to Christmas?  From decluttering to gift-giving to serving up the perfect boar’s head for your holiday dinner, the ladies have got you covered!

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[AND IF YOU WANT TO LISTEN OR RE-LISTEN TO OUR FIRST ADVENT SPECTACULAR, CLICK HERE!]

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Episode 114 – The Freedom of Detachment

Welcome back to another episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“Our culture has many ways of describing detachment: “breaking the chains”, “setting yourself free”, being a “free spirit”.  But this intrinsic desire to be free from attachments is anything but new!  This week, Michelle and Lindsay take a look at how detachment has been sought after throughout the centuries and across disciplines, how to identify the attachments we may be holding onto and what it means to experience freedom in life through healthy and ordered detachment.

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Prayer from Father Mike Schmitz (from today’s episode):

“God, what do YOU want for me in regards to this thing (could also be relationship, emotion, decision, etc)?  I don’t want to hold onto it, I don’t want it to hold onto me, I will only hold onto it if You have purpose for it in my life.  If not, I want You to use it in a way that glorifies You and helps the people around me.

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Episode 113 – The Peace-Filled Home

Welcome back to a new episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“As we begin to think about the approaching holiday season, the theme of “peace” is often prevalent.  And peace, like so many other things, really does begin it’s cultivation at home and at heart!  This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss the difference between a peaceful home and a peace-filled one, share tips from their own practices and those of their listeners, and try to provide a bit of inspiration on how to set a mood of peace in your house!

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{RE-Release} The Necessity of Momento Mori

Welcome back, friends, to our first ever “Modern Lady Throwback” episode!

This week, we’re pleased to re-launch one of our favourite episodes from February:

“Momento Mori” is a Latin saying which translates to, “Remember Your Death”.  To our secular and modern minds, this is a jarring and uncomfortable clarion call to be sure, but it is one that we neglect at our own peril.  This week, Michelle and Lindsay discuss how people have historically practiced “Momento Mori”, and why it’s necessary for us to remind ourselves often of the inevitability of our deaths.

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Episode 112 – To Vent or Not To Vent

… That IS the question, isn’t it?

Welcome back to another episode of The Modern Lady Podcast!

This week:

“When it comes to venting, it can be difficult to determine whether we are simply “getting something off our chest” or if it’s subtly devolving into something a little less savoury.  This week, Michelle and Lindsay explore the boundaries of venting, how it can be done with intention and share some great tips from our listeners on how we can vent properly.

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