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Risking Enchantment

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Rachel Sherlock

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A discussion on beauty in art and culture and its place in the Catholic faith.

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Howl's Moving Castle and the Fascination of Fairy Stories

'The things I believed most then, the things I believe most now, are the things called fairy tales. They seem to me to be the entirely reasonable things.' G.K. Chesterton In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, why it's a great example of a fairy story and how fairy stories help us to know and love the world around us. Upcoming Events: Great and Main Podcast, Ignite Conference, Dominicans Cork Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @phoebe_lucy_watson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Howl’s Moving Castle (2004, Studio Ghibli) Reflections: On the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton ‘The Ethics of Elfland’ Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton On Fairy-Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien Cartoon Saloon: Celtic and Christian Coexistence - Risking Enchantment ‘Fairy Tales’ All Things Considered by G.K. Chesterton ‘Glory and Splendor - part 3: The Beauty of Language’ by Peter Kreeft ‘The Language of Beauty - part 4: Words and Things’ by Peter Kreeft On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature by C.S. Lewis What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: Ad Limina: A Novella of Catholics in Space by Cyril Jones-Kellett Rachel: Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV series), Sherlock Holmes (2009 film), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film), Sherlock (TV series).

56 MINMAY 29
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Howl's Moving Castle and the Fascination of Fairy Stories

Sophie Scholl: Christian Conscience and the White Rose Resistance

“Somebody, after all, had to make a start.” - Sophie Scholl Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Greg Daly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Follow Greg on social media: @GregDalyIC, @thirstygargoyle http://thethirstygargoyle.blogspot.com/ Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James ‘The White Rose of Conscience’ Irish Catholic by Greg Daly At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005) Review by Steven Greydanus, Decent Films The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Great War in Modern Memory by Paul Fussell The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis If This is a Man by Primo Levi What We’re Enjoying at the Moment: Greg: Middlemarch by George Eliot The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Rachel: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham (audiobook read by Michael Hordern)

57 MINMAY 15
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Sophie Scholl: Christian Conscience and the White Rose Resistance

Easter in Old English Poetic Imagination

"The young warrior awoke,dauntless from the dust, majesty arose,victorious and wise." -The Descent into Hell In this episode Chloe and Rachel discuss their love of Old English literature, along with three Old English poems on the theme of Easter: The Dream of the Rood, The Descent into Hell, and Christ II Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Chloe Colla Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson and @ChloeAMDG Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Works and Authors mentioned: Tolkien & the Anglo-Saxon Heritage of Beowulf He Descended into Hell, Called to More A Clerk of Oxford The Healthy Wyrdness of the the Anglo-Saxons Some Anglo-Saxon Easter Customs The Dream of the Rood "The Dream of the Rood" and the Practice of Penitential Meditation The Institute of Catholic Culture: Dream of the Rood, A Poetic Vision of the Cross of Christ 'Steadfast Cross' The Descent into Hell 'Open wæs þæt eorðærn': the Harrowing of Hell Christ II Christ the Bird and the Play of Hope: An Anglo-Saxon Ascension What We're Enjoying at the Moment: Chloe: The radio plays of Lord Peter Wimsey Rachel: National Theatre at Home - Treasure Island, Frankenstein

59 MINAPR 27
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Easter in Old English Poetic Imagination

Sacred Songs for Sorrowful Times: Music for Holy Week

“The music had such an extraordinary force of reality that we realized, no longer by deduction, but by the impact on our hearts, that it could not have originated from nothingness, but could only have come to be through the power of the Truth that became real in the composer's inspiration.” Pope Benedict XVI In this episode, Phoebe and Rachel discuss the great works of music that can help us enter into Holy Week, especially as many of us are not currently able to attend the liturgies. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @phoebe_lucy_watson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned: Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger Square Notes Podcast:Introduction to Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt NPR:Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago The Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia by Cappella Romana Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music in Divine Worship “Sing to the LORD a New Song” by ArchbishopAlexander K. Sample Square Notes Podcast:An Archbishop’s Reflections on Sacred Music – with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample The Magnificat Online Why Hollywood Matters - Barbara Nicolosi Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants in the International Conference on Sacred Music Pope Benedict’s Words After Receiving Honorary Doctorate in Castel Gandolfo Benedict and Beethoven: The Outgoing Pope’s Musical Life Musical Pieces: Les Rameux (The Palms) by Fauré (In English) Requiem Mass by Fauré (Version listened to:Nigel Short, London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble and Tenebrae) Lamentations of Jeremiah by Palestrina Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tallis Miserere mei, Deus by Allegri Pange Lingua by Thomas Aquinas Adoramus Te Devote by Thomas Aquinas St John’s Passion by Bach St Matthew’s Passion by Bach Paul Hume, quoted in Music for Lent and Easter: St Matthew Passion by Bach The Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn (Version listened to: Conducted by Nicholas Harnoncourt) Stabat Mater by Vivaldi The Lament of the Mother of God by John Tavener O Sacred Head Now Wounded At the Cross her Station Keeping Jesus, Remember Me Behold the Wood of the Cross Resurrexit by Berlioz The Messiah by Handel Thine be the Glory Westminster Mass by Panufnik What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: Embroidery and Home Crafts The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Rachel Escape to the Countryside Cheers

51 MINAPR 8
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Sacred Songs for Sorrowful Times: Music for Holy Week

Roald Dahl: Delight and Darkness

“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”-Roald Dahl In this episode, Phoebe and I discuss the wonderful, wacky and sometimes wicked world of Roald Dahl's stories, and we look to Chesterton to see how we should approach humour from a Christian perspective. Many thanks to Fr. Conor McDonough for the advice. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @phoebe_lucy_watson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned (all by Roald Dahl unless otherwise stated): Matilda The BFG George Marvellous Medicine The Witches The Twits Roald Dahl Audiobook set 1 Roald Dahl Audiobook set 2 Fantastic Mr. Fox Illustrators: Quentin Blake, Tony Ross Marget Talbot, The New Yorker, "The Candy Man,Why children love Roald Dahl’s stories—and many adults don’t." Matilda the Musical Matilda (1996 film) G.K. Chesterton on Fairytales:“The Red Angel,” Tremendous Trifles Chesterton on Vulgar Jokes G.K. Chesterton "On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity" To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Jen Campbell, The Importance of Seeing Yourself in Media Chesterton on Puritanism, Illustrated London News Joe Sommerlad, The Independent "World Book Day 2019: Roald Dahl's 10 best children's books, from Matilda to The Twits" What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: My Neighbour Totoro Rachel: Elizabeth Lev talk: Behind the Veil of the Sistine Chapel How Catholic Art Saved the Faith by Elizabeth Lev

52 MINMAR 20
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Roald Dahl: Delight and Darkness

Time and T.S. Eliot: Modern and Eternal Poetry

"There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet" In this episode Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins to discuss the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the themes of time on his poetry, as well as his place in the modernist movement, the impact of his conversion on his writing, and the ways we can approach his writing today. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Shane Jenkins Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @shanekins Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned Talk Bhride Podcast "Influences: The Power of T.S. Eliot" by Seamus Heaney The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Word on Fire Institute Tractatus Logico - Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot A Reader's Guide to T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot East Coker by T.S. Eliot The Dry Salvages by T.S. Eliot Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Confessions by St. Augustine A Preface to Paradise Lost by C.S. Lewis "G. K. Chesterton & T. S. Eliot: Friends or Enemies?" by Joseph Pearce Tradition and the Individual Talent by T.S. Eliot Thoughts After Lambeth by T.S. Eliot Chorus from the Rock by T.S. Eliot Things We're Enjoying at the Moment Shane: Portal of the Mystery of Hope by Charles Peguy Rachel: The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt, Pushkin Press

77 MINMAR 7
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Time and T.S. Eliot: Modern and Eternal Poetry

Springing into the Season

"Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For the winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our land." Cant., ii. 10-12. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Maria Connolly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned 'Why Walking Helps Us Think' byFerris Jabr Greetings of John Paul II to the Delegates of the Italian Alpine Club Saint's Quotes on Flowers The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Walden by Henry David Thoreau Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Word on Fire Institute The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett (illustrated by Inga Moore) Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth St. Patrick's Breastplate The Deer's Cry Rose Harrington 'In the countryside, England’s Catholic heritage remains hidden in plain sight' by Charlie Hart Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot Pippa's Song by Robert Browning Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins The Starlight Night by Gerard Manley Hopkins A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost A Woodland Glade by William Trost Richards John Williams Waterhouse On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring by Frederick Delius Bradi Barth Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Harding Sense and Sensibility (1995) Emma (2009) House of Flying Daggers (2004) Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Mary Poppins (1964) Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Alice in Wonderland (1951) Short Stories of Oscar Wilde Watership Down by Richard Adams Well-Cultivated Words Slightly Foxed Podcast Nature & Story Sightly Foxed Podcast On Flowers with Amy Merrick Cultivating Place What We're Enjoying at the Moment Maria: Hallows Yarn, This is Knit Rachel: Endeavour (TV Series)

64 MINFEB 22
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Springing into the Season

Vermeer and the Hidden Catholicism of his Art

"At the touch ofVermeer's brush, the canvas transforms, so to speak, into a spectral, silver-backed mirror; into a magical retina... we are elevated from the realm ofreality into the paradise of essentiality." Paul Claudel Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Greg Daly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Follow Greg on social media: @GregDalyIC, @thirstygargoyle http://thethirstygargoyle.blogspot.com/ Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned: (All are paintings by Vermeer unless otherwise stated) Girl with a Pearl Earring The Return of the Prodigal Sonby Rembrandt Belshazzar's Feastby Rembrandt Saint Praxedis Christ in the House of Martha and Mary The Procuress Woman with a Pearl Necklace Woman Holding a Balance Woman Reading a Letter The Astronomer The Geographer Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid The Lacemaker Vermeer by Paul Claudel,Salmagundi Magazine The Allegory of Faith How Catholic Art Saved the Faithby Elizabeth Lev Vermeer's Pregnant Women: On Human Generation and Pictorial Representation by Karin Leonhard The Allegory of Painting The Little Street A Hidden LifeReview What We're Enjoying at the Moment: Greg: Middlemarch by George Eliot Rachel: The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, The Gentlemen, Uncut Gems, 1917

71 MINFEB 7
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Vermeer and the Hidden Catholicism of his Art

Little Women: Home as the School of Love

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." - Louisa May Alcott Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott Little Women (2019) dir. Greta Gerwig Little Women (2017 TV series) dir.Vanessa Caswill Little Women (1994) dirGillian Armstrong Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott Fountains of Carrots, Ep 123Bringing Beauty to the World Through the Beauty of Home with Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering The G.K. Chesterton Collection by G.K. Chesterton The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Catechism of the Catholic Church The Home of Carl and Karin Larsson "Greta Gerwig shows us ‘Little Women’ like never before" byHaley Stewart What We're Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: Weldon's Practical Needlework Rachel: A Bloody Habit byEleanor Bourg Nicholson

62 MINJAN 24
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Little Women: Home as the School of Love

Christmas Carols: Heaven and Nature Sing

O Come Let Us Adore Him Happy Christmas from us here at Risking Enchantment Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned: [Christmas Carols discussed in bold] 'Christmas Ballad', Spirit of Christmasby G.K. Chesterton Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Homily of his Holiness Benedict XVI, Monday, 24 December 2012 In the Bleak Midwinter 'Into the Dark with God' by Hans Urs Von Balthasar 'Journey of the Magi' by T.S. Eliot Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 'The Importance of Singing Carols' by Dr. PeterKwasniewski We Three Kings 'A Letter About Christmas' by Ronald Knox Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar Good King Wenceslaus 'A day to honor 'Good King Wenceslas', National Catholic Review by John L. Allen Jr. Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella What we're enjoying that the moment: Our handmade mice from Maria Connolly Phoebe: Handel's Messiah Rachel: Klaus (film)

57 MIN2019 DEC 27
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Christmas Carols: Heaven and Nature Sing

Latest Episodes

Howl's Moving Castle and the Fascination of Fairy Stories

'The things I believed most then, the things I believe most now, are the things called fairy tales. They seem to me to be the entirely reasonable things.' G.K. Chesterton In this episode Rachel and Phoebe discuss Howl's Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones, why it's a great example of a fairy story and how fairy stories help us to know and love the world around us. Upcoming Events: Great and Main Podcast, Ignite Conference, Dominicans Cork Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @phoebe_lucy_watson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned: Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Howl’s Moving Castle (2004, Studio Ghibli) Reflections: On the Magic of Writing by Diana Wynne Jones The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis The Enchanted Wood by Enid Blyton ‘The Ethics of Elfland’ Orthodoxy by G.K. Chesterton On Fairy-Stories by J.R.R. Tolkien Cartoon Saloon: Celtic and Christian Coexistence - Risking Enchantment ‘Fairy Tales’ All Things Considered by G.K. Chesterton ‘Glory and Splendor - part 3: The Beauty of Language’ by Peter Kreeft ‘The Language of Beauty - part 4: Words and Things’ by Peter Kreeft On Stories: And Other Essays on Literature by C.S. Lewis What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: Ad Limina: A Novella of Catholics in Space by Cyril Jones-Kellett Rachel: Sherlock Holmes (1984 TV series), Sherlock Holmes (2009 film), Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011 film), Sherlock (TV series).

56 MINMAY 29
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Howl's Moving Castle and the Fascination of Fairy Stories

Sophie Scholl: Christian Conscience and the White Rose Resistance

“Somebody, after all, had to make a start.” - Sophie Scholl Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Greg Daly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Follow Greg on social media: @GregDalyIC, @thirstygargoyle http://thethirstygargoyle.blogspot.com/ Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned: Sophie Scholl: The Final Days (2005) Cultural Amnesia: Necessary Memories from History and the Arts by Clive James ‘The White Rose of Conscience’ Irish Catholic by Greg Daly At the Heart of the White Rose: Letters and Diaries of Hans and Sophie Scholl Saint John Paul the Great: His Five Loves by Jason Evert Sophie Scholl – The Final Days (2005) Review by Steven Greydanus, Decent Films The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Great War in Modern Memory by Paul Fussell The Last Battle by C.S. Lewis If This is a Man by Primo Levi What We’re Enjoying at the Moment: Greg: Middlemarch by George Eliot The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien Rachel: The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham (audiobook read by Michael Hordern)

57 MINMAY 15
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Sophie Scholl: Christian Conscience and the White Rose Resistance

Easter in Old English Poetic Imagination

"The young warrior awoke,dauntless from the dust, majesty arose,victorious and wise." -The Descent into Hell In this episode Chloe and Rachel discuss their love of Old English literature, along with three Old English poems on the theme of Easter: The Dream of the Rood, The Descent into Hell, and Christ II Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock and Chloe Colla Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson and @ChloeAMDG Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Works and Authors mentioned: Tolkien & the Anglo-Saxon Heritage of Beowulf He Descended into Hell, Called to More A Clerk of Oxford The Healthy Wyrdness of the the Anglo-Saxons Some Anglo-Saxon Easter Customs The Dream of the Rood "The Dream of the Rood" and the Practice of Penitential Meditation The Institute of Catholic Culture: Dream of the Rood, A Poetic Vision of the Cross of Christ 'Steadfast Cross' The Descent into Hell 'Open wæs þæt eorðærn': the Harrowing of Hell Christ II Christ the Bird and the Play of Hope: An Anglo-Saxon Ascension What We're Enjoying at the Moment: Chloe: The radio plays of Lord Peter Wimsey Rachel: National Theatre at Home - Treasure Island, Frankenstein

59 MINAPR 27
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Easter in Old English Poetic Imagination

Sacred Songs for Sorrowful Times: Music for Holy Week

“The music had such an extraordinary force of reality that we realized, no longer by deduction, but by the impact on our hearts, that it could not have originated from nothingness, but could only have come to be through the power of the Truth that became real in the composer's inspiration.” Pope Benedict XVI In this episode, Phoebe and Rachel discuss the great works of music that can help us enter into Holy Week, especially as many of us are not currently able to attend the liturgies. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @phoebe_lucy_watson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned: Spirit of the Liturgy by Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger Square Notes Podcast:Introduction to Gregorian Chant – with Dr. William Mahrt NPR:Listen: The Sound Of The Hagia Sophia, More Than 500 Years Ago The Lost Voices of Hagia Sophia by Cappella Romana Pastoral Letter on Sacred Music in Divine Worship “Sing to the LORD a New Song” by ArchbishopAlexander K. Sample Square Notes Podcast:An Archbishop’s Reflections on Sacred Music – with Archbishop Alexander K. Sample The Magnificat Online Why Hollywood Matters - Barbara Nicolosi Address of His Holiness Pope Francis to Participants in the International Conference on Sacred Music Pope Benedict’s Words After Receiving Honorary Doctorate in Castel Gandolfo Benedict and Beethoven: The Outgoing Pope’s Musical Life Musical Pieces: Les Rameux (The Palms) by Fauré (In English) Requiem Mass by Fauré (Version listened to:Nigel Short, London Symphony Orchestra Chamber Ensemble and Tenebrae) Lamentations of Jeremiah by Palestrina Lamentations of Jeremiah by Tallis Miserere mei, Deus by Allegri Pange Lingua by Thomas Aquinas Adoramus Te Devote by Thomas Aquinas St John’s Passion by Bach St Matthew’s Passion by Bach Paul Hume, quoted in Music for Lent and Easter: St Matthew Passion by Bach The Seven Last Words of Christ by Haydn (Version listened to: Conducted by Nicholas Harnoncourt) Stabat Mater by Vivaldi The Lament of the Mother of God by John Tavener O Sacred Head Now Wounded At the Cross her Station Keeping Jesus, Remember Me Behold the Wood of the Cross Resurrexit by Berlioz The Messiah by Handel Thine be the Glory Westminster Mass by Panufnik What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: Embroidery and Home Crafts The Sleeping Beauty Ballet Rachel Escape to the Countryside Cheers

51 MINAPR 8
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Sacred Songs for Sorrowful Times: Music for Holy Week

Roald Dahl: Delight and Darkness

“Books shouldn’t be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage.”-Roald Dahl In this episode, Phoebe and I discuss the wonderful, wacky and sometimes wicked world of Roald Dahl's stories, and we look to Chesterton to see how we should approach humour from a Christian perspective. Many thanks to Fr. Conor McDonough for the advice. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @phoebe_lucy_watson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned (all by Roald Dahl unless otherwise stated): Matilda The BFG George Marvellous Medicine The Witches The Twits Roald Dahl Audiobook set 1 Roald Dahl Audiobook set 2 Fantastic Mr. Fox Illustrators: Quentin Blake, Tony Ross Marget Talbot, The New Yorker, "The Candy Man,Why children love Roald Dahl’s stories—and many adults don’t." Matilda the Musical Matilda (1996 film) G.K. Chesterton on Fairytales:“The Red Angel,” Tremendous Trifles Chesterton on Vulgar Jokes G.K. Chesterton "On Mr. McCabe and a Divine Frivolity" To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee Jen Campbell, The Importance of Seeing Yourself in Media Chesterton on Puritanism, Illustrated London News Joe Sommerlad, The Independent "World Book Day 2019: Roald Dahl's 10 best children's books, from Matilda to The Twits" What We’re Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: My Neighbour Totoro Rachel: Elizabeth Lev talk: Behind the Veil of the Sistine Chapel How Catholic Art Saved the Faith by Elizabeth Lev

52 MINMAR 20
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Roald Dahl: Delight and Darkness

Time and T.S. Eliot: Modern and Eternal Poetry

"There will be time, there will be time To prepare a face to meet the faces that you meet" In this episode Rachel is joined by Shane Jenkins to discuss the poetry of T.S. Eliot and the themes of time on his poetry, as well as his place in the modernist movement, the impact of his conversion on his writing, and the ways we can approach his writing today. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Shane Jenkins Follow us on social media: @seekingwatson @shanekins Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned Talk Bhride Podcast "Influences: The Power of T.S. Eliot" by Seamus Heaney The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock by T.S. Eliot The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Word on Fire Institute Tractatus Logico - Philosophicus by Ludwig Wittgenstein Philosophical Investigations by Ludwig Wittgenstein The Wasteland by T.S. Eliot A Reader's Guide to T.S. Eliot's "Four Quartets" Burnt Norton by T.S. Eliot East Coker by T.S. Eliot The Dry Salvages by T.S. Eliot Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Confessions by St. Augustine A Preface to Paradise Lost by C.S. Lewis "G. K. Chesterton & T. S. Eliot: Friends or Enemies?" by Joseph Pearce Tradition and the Individual Talent by T.S. Eliot Thoughts After Lambeth by T.S. Eliot Chorus from the Rock by T.S. Eliot Things We're Enjoying at the Moment Shane: Portal of the Mystery of Hope by Charles Peguy Rachel: The Letter for the King by Tonke Dragt, Pushkin Press

77 MINMAR 7
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Time and T.S. Eliot: Modern and Eternal Poetry

Springing into the Season

"Arise, make haste, my love, my dove, my beautiful one, and come. For the winter is now past, the rain is over and gone. The flowers have appeared in our land." Cant., ii. 10-12. Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Maria Connolly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works Mentioned 'Why Walking Helps Us Think' byFerris Jabr Greetings of John Paul II to the Delegates of the Italian Alpine Club Saint's Quotes on Flowers The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis Walden by Henry David Thoreau Theology of Hans Urs Von Balthasar, Word on Fire Institute The Secret Garden by Francis Hodgson Burnett (illustrated by Inga Moore) Percy the Park Keeper by Nick Butterworth St. Patrick's Breastplate The Deer's Cry Rose Harrington 'In the countryside, England’s Catholic heritage remains hidden in plain sight' by Charlie Hart Little Gidding by T.S. Eliot Pippa's Song by Robert Browning Spring by Gerard Manley Hopkins God's Grandeur by Gerard Manley Hopkins The Starlight Night by Gerard Manley Hopkins A Prayer in Spring by Robert Frost A Woodland Glade by William Trost Richards John Williams Waterhouse On Hearing the First Cuckoo of Spring by Frederick Delius Bradi Barth Far From the Madding Crowd by Thomas Harding Sense and Sensibility (1995) Emma (2009) House of Flying Daggers (2004) Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Mary Poppins (1964) Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Graham Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne Peter Rabbit by Beatrix Potter Alice in Wonderland (1951) Short Stories of Oscar Wilde Watership Down by Richard Adams Well-Cultivated Words Slightly Foxed Podcast Nature & Story Sightly Foxed Podcast On Flowers with Amy Merrick Cultivating Place What We're Enjoying at the Moment Maria: Hallows Yarn, This is Knit Rachel: Endeavour (TV Series)

64 MINFEB 22
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Springing into the Season

Vermeer and the Hidden Catholicism of his Art

"At the touch ofVermeer's brush, the canvas transforms, so to speak, into a spectral, silver-backed mirror; into a magical retina... we are elevated from the realm ofreality into the paradise of essentiality." Paul Claudel Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Greg Daly Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Follow Greg on social media: @GregDalyIC, @thirstygargoyle http://thethirstygargoyle.blogspot.com/ Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned: (All are paintings by Vermeer unless otherwise stated) Girl with a Pearl Earring The Return of the Prodigal Sonby Rembrandt Belshazzar's Feastby Rembrandt Saint Praxedis Christ in the House of Martha and Mary The Procuress Woman with a Pearl Necklace Woman Holding a Balance Woman Reading a Letter The Astronomer The Geographer Lady Writing a Letter with her Maid The Lacemaker Vermeer by Paul Claudel,Salmagundi Magazine The Allegory of Faith How Catholic Art Saved the Faithby Elizabeth Lev Vermeer's Pregnant Women: On Human Generation and Pictorial Representation by Karin Leonhard The Allegory of Painting The Little Street A Hidden LifeReview What We're Enjoying at the Moment: Greg: Middlemarch by George Eliot Rachel: The Sleeping Beauty Ballet, The Gentlemen, Uncut Gems, 1917

71 MINFEB 7
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Vermeer and the Hidden Catholicism of his Art

Little Women: Home as the School of Love

"The power of finding beauty in the humblest things makes home happy and life lovely." - Louisa May Alcott Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more at www.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned: Little Women by Louisa May Alcott Good Wives by Louisa May Alcott Little Women (2019) dir. Greta Gerwig Little Women (2017 TV series) dir.Vanessa Caswill Little Women (1994) dirGillian Armstrong Jack and Jill: A Village Story by Louisa May Alcott Fountains of Carrots, Ep 123Bringing Beauty to the World Through the Beauty of Home with Carrie Gress and Noelle Mering The G.K. Chesterton Collection by G.K. Chesterton The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis The Catechism of the Catholic Church The Home of Carl and Karin Larsson "Greta Gerwig shows us ‘Little Women’ like never before" byHaley Stewart What We're Enjoying at the Moment Phoebe: Weldon's Practical Needlework Rachel: A Bloody Habit byEleanor Bourg Nicholson

62 MINJAN 24
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Little Women: Home as the School of Love

Christmas Carols: Heaven and Nature Sing

O Come Let Us Adore Him Happy Christmas from us here at Risking Enchantment Music: Ashton Manor by Kevin MacLeod Hosts: Rachel Sherlock, Phoebe Watson Follow me on social media: @seekingwatson Follow the podcast on Instagram: @riskingenchantmentpodcast Find out more atwww.rachelsherlock.com Works mentioned: [Christmas Carols discussed in bold] 'Christmas Ballad', Spirit of Christmasby G.K. Chesterton Solemnity of the Nativity of the Lord, Homily of his Holiness Benedict XVI, Monday, 24 December 2012 In the Bleak Midwinter 'Into the Dark with God' by Hans Urs Von Balthasar 'Journey of the Magi' by T.S. Eliot Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen 'The Importance of Singing Carols' by Dr. PeterKwasniewski We Three Kings 'A Letter About Christmas' by Ronald Knox Three Kings from Persian Lands Afar Good King Wenceslaus 'A day to honor 'Good King Wenceslas', National Catholic Review by John L. Allen Jr. Bring a Torch Jeanette Isabella What we're enjoying that the moment: Our handmade mice from Maria Connolly Phoebe: Handel's Messiah Rachel: Klaus (film)

57 MIN2019 DEC 27
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Christmas Carols: Heaven and Nature Sing
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