Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Simplifying Liturgical Living with Elissa Tiprigan of Catholic Family Crate

    October 25th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  43 mins 15 secs
    ave explores liturgical living, ave maria press, be a heart, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, catholicism, domestic church, elisabeth williams, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, live as a domestic church, living the seasons, monk manual, scott williams, sock religious, steffani aquila, steven lawson

    When Elissa Tiprigan began searching for convenient and ready-to-use resources for liturgical living, she faced a challenge—there was a noticeable absence of such materials. However, undeterred by this, she viewed this gap as an opportunity to fulfill an important mission.

    In response to this, Elissa established Catholic Family Crate, a heartfelt initiative designed to assist families, including her own, in easily accessing uncomplicated tools and activities that infuse the joyful spirit of the Church's calendar into their everyday lives.

  • Creating a Holy Home with Scott and Elisabeth Williams of Catholic Concepts

    October 18th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  49 mins 24 secs
    ave explores liturgical living, ave maria press, be a heart, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, catholicism, domestic church, elisabeth williams, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, live as a domestic church, living the seasons, monk manual, scott williams, sock religious, steffani aquila, steven lawson

    It all started as an idea to create silly socks for a saint’s feast day. From there, Scott and Elisabeth Williams turned their desire to share creative ways to celebrate something meaningful in the Church into their company, Catholic Concepts.

    Listen to the story about how this couple went from fun socks to creating other beautiful products to help Catholics grow in their faith by sharing about saints, planning the week, and decorating a home with subtle references to Church teaching and devotions. Through their story, you’ll be inspired to express your faith and celebrate special days and moments in the Church year in creative, unique, and beautiful ways.

  • Embracing the Ebb and Flow of Advent and Lent with Fr. John Burns

    October 11th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  1 hr 1 min
    ave explores liturgical living, ave maria press, be a heart, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, catholicism, domestic church, elisabeth williams, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, live as a domestic church, living the seasons, monk manual, scott williams, sock religious, steffani aquila, steven lawson

    Advent and Lent, revered penitential seasons, stand as gateways to prepare us for days of rejoicing and victory. These seasons are so iconic that even secular society joins in with traditions including Advent calendars for everything under the sun and seasonal fish sandwiches at your favorite drive-thru. Fr. John Burns explains how the natural ebb and flow of the liturgical year, especially with Advent and Lent as pillars of penance within the seasons, allow us to more fully celebrate what is worth celebrating and repent when we need to repent.

  • Living the Seasons of the Moment with Erica Tighe Campbell of Be a Heart

    October 4th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  51 mins 2 secs
    ave explores liturgical living, ave maria press, be a heart, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, catholicism, domestic church, elisabeth williams, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, live as a domestic church, living the seasons, monk manual, scott williams, sock religious, steffani aquila, steven lawson

    Erica Tighe Campbell established Be A Heart as a contemporary lifestyle brand designed for Catholics seeking elegant ways to practice their faith and commemorate the various seasons of the Church calendar. While crafting her product line and writing her latest book, Living the Seasons, she has uncovered the profound significance of embracing both the present phase of life and the yearly cycle, recognizing them as invitations to align with God's purpose, design, and blessings.

    Discover how you, too, can embrace the seasons of the liturgical year to empower your own walk with the Lord and share the reason for your joy with those around you.

  • Liturgical Living is for All Steffani Aquila

    September 27th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  38 mins 10 secs
    ave explores, ave maria press, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, liturgical living, living the seasons, monk manual, scott and elisabeth williams, sock religious, steffani aquila

    Liturgical living isn’t confined to family craft projects or activities for CCD classes. For Steffani Aquila, founder of His Girl Sunday and director of Liturgical Living for the Co-Cathedral in the Diocese of Galveston-Houston, liturgical living is an invitation for all faithful men and women to engage meaningfully with the rhythms of the year. Join Steffani as she chats with Katie on what feast days and sacred seasons can teach everyone, regardless of age or background, about Jesus and how embracing these practices helps us discover a joy-filled life based on tradition, hospitality, and togetherness.

  • How to Live the Liturgical Year with Kendra Tierney

    September 20th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  46 mins 32 secs
    ave explores liturgical living, ave maria press, be a heart, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, catholicism, domestic church, elisabeth williams, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, live as a domestic church, living the seasons, monk manual, scott williams, sock religious, steffani aquila, steven lawson

    Kendra Tierney wanted to teach her children about the depth and beauty of Catholicism and give them a lived discipleship that wasn’t stuffy or boring. In her quest to pass on a vibrant faith, she discovered the rhythms of the Church year—encompassing saints' feast days and the tapestry of liturgical seasons—as a foundation to illuminate, educate, and infuse the everyday with boundless joy and fun. Her exploration led to the creation of Catholic All Year, a one stop blog and shop that helps families embrace the liturgical year and nurture the faith within the home. Experience Kendra's journey to learn practical ways you can also bring your own faith journey alive and pass that joy on to those you love.

  • Living Life Intentionally with Steven Lawson of Monk Manual

    September 13th, 2023  |  Season 21  |  55 mins 34 secs
    ave explores liturgical living, ave maria press, be a heart, catholic all year, catholic concepts, catholic family crate, catholicism, domestic church, elisabeth williams, elissa tiprigan, erica tighe campbell, fr. john burns, katie prejean mcgrady, kendra tierney, live as a domestic church, living the seasons, monk manual, scott williams, sock religious, steffani aquila, steven lawson

    How do we live intentionally, striving not solely for productivity but also for purposeful flourishing?

    Steven Lawson, creator and founder of Monk Manual, explores how when we rush through life, we can miss moments that matter most. Steven’s conversation with Katie also offers insights on how to notice God at work in our daily lives and shows how the Church’s liturgical calendar and monastic orders provide a perfect template for intentional living.