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We love Advent Music (and Christmas music, of course)! Today Catholic musician, mom, recording artist, and friend of Haley’s Colleen Nixon joins us to chat about what songs we all look forward to every Advent, the importance of good sacred music especially in the Liturgy of the Mass, and our favourite little ways of observing Advent in our homes. We hope this gets you in the spirit of Advent and preparing for the great feast of Christmas!
Colleen’s music can be found at her website colleennixon.com. She’s also on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Marian Grace’s album In The Bleak Midwinter is the perfect album to have for your advent music mix, you can find it on iTunes!
We also mentioned Advent at Ephesus
by the Benedictines of Mary Queen of Heaven, Handel’s Messiah, and Bach’s Christmas Oratorio,
which we really recommend for great sacred Advent music.
We’ve written about what we love about Advent in the past as well. Christy has these posts: The Beauty of Advent Music and The Lazy Girl’s Guide to Advent. Haley has an Advent playlist here, as well as another post on Advent music here, and a roundup on celebrating all things Advent.
As a surprise bonus, here’s Christy’s instagram of the moose outside her Canadian window:
But wait — there’s even more great stuff this week:
Also, just in time for Advent – Haley’s new book, More Feasts! With 10 new, gluten free recipes inspired by liturgical feast days from the year, this new ebook is a easy way to celebrate the liturgical calendar while eating great food. There are also excellent spiritual reflections and ideas on how to celebrate from Haley and Daniel. To get yours for only $3.99 head on over to Carrots. (Haley’s first ebook is also on sale for just $4.99 for Advent, so these are a smoking deal!)
Both Colleen and Haley are excited to be giving away, to one lucky winner, a copy of In The Bleak Midwinter and both of Haley’s books, Feast! and More Feasts!, just rafflecopter to win.
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And as always you can find us on iTunes, where we’d also love to have your rating or review if you get a chance. If you’re on Android you can listen on Stitcher. All links, show notes, and episodes can be found at Fountains of Carrots.com.
Coming next week…