Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

87 episodes of Ave Explores since the first episode, which aired on September 28th, 2019.

  • The Universal Church with Cardinal Napier, O.F.M.

    February 17th, 2021  |  Season 9  |  55 mins 12 secs

    Cardinal Wilfred Fox Napier, O.F.M., archbishop of Durban in South Africa, discusses the Church's global diversity, which is rooted in love of Jesus Christ. Napier, who went to seminary in Ireland, also talks about the early days of his priesthood during apartheid in South Africa and eventually voting in the conclaves that elected Popes Benedict XVI and Francis.

  • It's Still Christmas with Fr. Michael White & Tom Corcoran

    December 30th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  22 mins 45 secs

    Fr. Michael White and Tom Corcoran, authors of bestselling Messages series for Advent and Lent and the award-winning [ital] Rebuilt, discuss how to celebrate the entire Christmas season and stay connected as a parish community.

  • All Things in Charity with Heidemarie Peterson of Reliquary Supply

    December 23rd, 2020  |  Season 8  |  25 mins 21 secs
    advent, catholicism, charity

    Heidemarie Petersen, owner of Reliquary Supply, says that charity means little if it isn't rooted in your heart. She practices charity personally and through her Catholic small business, giving to other organizations and hiring people from marginalized and oppressed communities.

  • Living with Joy with Kelly Wahlquist

    December 16th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  24 mins 6 secs

    Kelly Wahlquist, founder of WINE: Women in the New Evangelization, says that joy is ultimately rooted in peace. She offers encouragement on ways to maintain joy during Advent in the time of coronavirus.

  • Hopeful Anticipation with Bishop William Wack, C.S.C.

    December 9th, 2020  |  Season 8  |  25 mins 55 secs
    advent, christmas, hope, peace

    Most Rev. William Wack, bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, reflects on spending the Advent season anticipating the birth of Jesus with a joyful, hopeful, and generous heart.

  • Hope Looks Different this Year with Justina Kopp

    December 2nd, 2020  |  Season 8  |  30 mins 29 secs
    advent, ave maria press, first week of advent, hope, multiples, quadruplets

    Justina Kopp explains how she grew in faithfulness and hope while pregnant with her now-four-year-old quadruplets. Kopp says that although hope may feel different in light of the pandemic and the social unrest in the country this year, it is still valuable to look for the light that only Christ brings.

  • Encouraging Kids to Think About Holiness with Lisa M. Hendey

    November 13th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  32 mins 13 secs
    catholicism, faith, holiness, kids, saints

    Author Lisa M. Hendey discusses writing children’s books about the lives of the saints and shares advice on how to talk with kids about becoming holy in their everyday lives.

  • The Cause for Canonization of Fr. Patrick Peyton,C.S.C., with Fr. David Marcham

    November 11th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  55 mins 37 secs

    Fr. David Marcham, the vice postulator of the Cause for Canonization of Fr. Patrick Peyton, C.S.C, tells the story of the Irish immigrant priest who was on a mission to encourage families to pray the Rosary and grow closer to Jesus through Mary. Marcham also explains how the canonization process works and why the Vatican is so thorough in its investigations.

  • The Life & Legacy of Sr. Thea Bowman with Fr. Robert Boxie, III

    November 6th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  59 mins 32 secs

    Fr. Robert P. Boxie III, discusses the life, legacy, and Cause for Canonization of Sr. Thea Bowman, a Franciscan Sister of Perpetual Adoration who lived and worked in the Diocese of Jackson, Mississippi. Her cause was opened in November 2018. Boxie also shares his vocation story.

  • Diversity of the Saints with Gloria Purvis

    November 4th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  43 mins 34 secs
    catholicism, communion of saints, diversity, saints

    Gloria Purvis explains that learning the stories of black, indigenous, and other diverse saints helps to expand the understanding of holiness in the world. She also shares about the lives of several diverse men and women with open causes for canonization.

  • Patron Saints for the Family with Karianna Frey

    October 30th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  53 mins 6 secs
    family, liturgical living, patron saints, prayer

    Karianna Frey, author of A Brief Overview of Diversity, discusses how patron saints can bring spiritual depth, personal healing, and comfort to a family. Frey shares which saints have been particularly inspiring to her own family and how she has chosen to entrust each of her four children to a saint.

  • Broken Saints for Broken People with Meg Hunter-Kilmer

    October 28th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  46 mins 13 secs
    ave explores, ave maria press, brokenness, faith, family, saints

    Meg Hunter-Kilmer, author of the forthcoming Saints Around the World, loves to tell stories of the saints, especially those who are not as well known. She shares how growing close to holy men and women has helped her to love Christ more. Hunter-Kilmer says each saint she’s grown close to has been a unique match during particular challenges in her life.

  • The Saints in our Lives with Maria Morera Johnson

    October 23rd, 2020  |  Season 7  |  34 mins 7 secs
    ave explores, cuba, immigration, saints, teresa of avila

    Maria Morera Johnson discusses her family’s immigration to the United States from Cuba. Johnson, the author of Our Lady of Charity, shares the journey that led her to a relationship with the saints, especially St. Teresa of Avila, and a deeper prayer life.

  • Saints 101 with Doug Tooke

    October 21st, 2020  |  Season 7  |  44 mins 5 secs
    catholicism, holiness, saints

    Doug Tooke, vice president of mission at ODB Films and host of the Renovo podcast, explains canonization, the process the Church uses to declare a person a saint. He also discusses how each of us can strive for holiness.

  • A Family’s Saint with Mary and Jerry Lenaburg

    October 16th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  50 mins 28 secs

    Mary and Jerry Lenaburg share the story of their daughter, Courtney, who died at the age of 22 after living her whole life with profound disabilities. The Lenaburgs explain how Courtney continues to be part of their life today, and explore how their faith carried them through the challenging years that were also marked with goodness and joy, sharing how in her time on earth, she was a witness to God’s goodness and is a remarkable gift to so many today through her prayers and intercession.

  • Eyes Fixed to Heaven with Sr. Bethany Davis, F.S.P.

    October 14th, 2020  |  Season 7  |  49 mins 45 secs
    ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, faith, holiness, saints

    Sister Bethany Davis of the Daughters of St. Paul sits down with Katie Prejean McGrady to explore what it means to be holy and keep our eyes fixed to heaven, not just because that makes us “a good Catholic,” but because it’s what Jesus wants for our lives. Sister Bethany tells her vocation story, explores the charism and mission of her congregation, and also shares about the new book of saints from the Daughters of St. Paul, In Caelo et in Terra: 365 Saints, and how this project ten years in the making is finally coming to fruition.