Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Finding Ourselves in Easter with Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR

    April 6th, 2023  |  Season 19  |  36 mins 11 secs
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    In this week's episode, Fr. Agustino Torres, CFR, talks with Katie about finding ourselves in the Easter story. He says that when we embrace an authentic relationship with Christ, we can see how our prayer, fasting, and almsgiving have given space for him to dwell in our hearts.

  • Embracing Suffering in Holy Week with Sister Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

    March 31st, 2023  |  Season 19  |  35 mins 2 secs
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    Holy Week not only should be a time for deep contemplation of Christ's suffering but also an invitation to enter into our own hardship. On this week's podcast, Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, discusses how patient suffering is a chance to grow closer to Jesus.

  • Hearts Broken for the Lord with Rakhi McCormick

    March 24th, 2023  |  Season 19  |  39 mins 35 secs
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    In this week's episode, Rakhi McCormick says we can return to the Lord this Lent if we allow the sadness and sorrow Jesus feels for the less fortunate of the world to energize us to work for change.

  • Anchored in Lent and Life with Stephanie Weinert

    March 17th, 2023  |  Season 19  |  35 mins 25 secs
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    Stephanie Weinert, founder of Mother and Home, talks with Katie about losing her young son, Becket, and how his death brought her to a deeper understanding of suffering, the Cross, and how to navigate hardship with an anchor in Christ.

  • Leaning into Lent with Paul George

    March 11th, 2023  |  Season 19  |  34 mins 25 secs
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    On this week's podcast, Paul George talks about leaning into intentional prayer and giving generously of our first fruits during Lent. These spiritual practices can sometimes make us uncomfortable, but the Lord can help us grow in that discomfort.

  • Giving More in Lent with Fr. John LoCoco

    March 3rd, 2023  |  Season 19  |  40 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. John LoCoco, vocations director for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee, shares how Lent is a time of giving more and expecting more. By leaning into the suffering of Lent, in even the small things, we're able to more fully return to Jesus with our sometimes fractured and broken hearts.

  • Returning to Dependence with Britt Fisk

    February 25th, 2023  |  Season 19  |  34 mins 41 secs
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    On this week's podcast, Britt Fisk discusses radical surrender and dependence on God during her battle with cancer. Her season of suffering felt like a perpetual Lent, she says. Britt helps us see that trusting the Lord with the big things in our lives can help us trust him with the small ones as well.

  • Why We Return with Fr. John Burns

    February 21st, 2023  |  Season 19  |  53 mins 12 secs
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    Fr. John Burns, author of Return, talks about why returning to the Lord during Lent is important. He explains that when we pursue the spiritual practices of prayer, fasting, and almsgiving, we place ourselves before God in a healthy way.

  • Return to Lent with Mark Hart

    February 15th, 2023  |  Season 19  |  34 mins 32 secs
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    In this special episode of Ave Explores: Lent 2023, Mark Hart, AKA the "Bible Geek," says that we shouldn't start Lent hoping to complete a series of tasks on a list. Rather, we should commit ourselves to growing closer to Jesus.

  • The Holy Family with The Bulmans

    December 17th, 2022  |  Season 18  |  38 mins 28 secs
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    Rachel and Jason Bulman, contributors to Word on Fire Catholic Ministries, discuss cultivating holiness, prayerfulness, and humility in a family. The couple also talks about how your healing journey can be essential to growing in holiness as a family.

  • The Child Jesus with Michelle Benzinger

    December 10th, 2022  |  Season 18  |  31 mins 19 secs
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    Michelle Benzinger, cohost of the Abiding Together podcast, explores how childlike wonder is a source of joy and healing during Advent. Michelle says that as we contemplate the infant Jesus, we are brought into the beauty and simplicity of the incarnation. She also shares her own family's growing sense of delight in God's creation and in one another.

  • Joseph as Protector with Fr. Josh Johnson

    December 3rd, 2022  |  Season 18  |  42 mins 37 secs
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    Fr. Josh Johnson, host of the podcast Ask Fr. Josh, reflects on the essential role of fathers in families and in the Church. He also discusses how fathers--through their role as protectors and shepherds--can inspire and transform a family.

  • Mary as Healer with Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT

    November 26th, 2022  |  Season 18  |  26 mins 30 secs
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    Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, introduces the theme of each week of her Advent reflection journal, Behold. She also explains how allowing ourselves to gaze at God--and inviting God into our lives--is the most fruitful way to begin the Advent season.

  • You Deserve to Be Healed with Heather Khym

    October 26th, 2022  |  Season 17  |  46 mins 11 secs
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    Heather Khym, author of Abide and cohost of the Abiding Together podcast, shares her story of healing and her journey to understand God's love for her. Khym explains why all of us are called to and deserve, an abundant and healed life in Christ.

  • Jesus Heals the Whole Person with Jackie Mulligan of Reform Wellness

    October 26th, 2022  |  Season 17  |  31 mins 40 secs
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    Jackie Mulligan, CEO of Reform Wellness, says healing only happens when we know Jesus, rely on him, and allow him to heal us. We come to be healed through this relationship with Jesus.

  • Wounds Can Be a Teacher with Leticia Ochoa Adams

    October 19th, 2022  |  Season 17  |  47 mins 37 secs
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    Leticia Ochoa Adams, author of Our Lady of Hot Messes discusses her experience with childhood trauma and her grief following her son's death by suicide. She offers practical ways to engage with struggle, learn from wounds, and help others as they travel the same road.