Ave Explores

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Holy Week with Fr. John Burns

    April 7th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  1 hr 2 mins
    ave maria press, catholicism, fr. john burns, holy week, katie prejean mcgrady, quarantine, triduum

    How can we more fully enter into the celebration of Triduum and Easter, the holiest days of the Church year? Fr. John Burns, author of Lift Up Your Heart, explains the liturgies for Holy Thursday, Good Friday, and Holy Saturday and offers ways we can experience these sacred days at home, even with public masses suspended because of COVID-19.

  • Suffering goes Hand in Hand with Joy with Mary Lenaburg

    March 31st, 2020  |  Season 3  |  39 mins 38 secs
    ave explores, ave maria press, bravery, catholicism, coronavirus, faith, joy, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, mary lenaburg, suffering

    Mary Lenaburg, author of Be Brave in the Scared: How I Learned to Trust God during the Most Difficult Days of My Life, talks with Katie Prejean McGrady about how suffering and joy go hand-in-hand, especially during Lent. With a heart for hospitality, Lenaburg shares how her family joyfully lives life while always celebrating the memory of her daughter Courtney.

  • Our Common Humanity with Joyce Rupp

    March 24th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 32 secs
    ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, coronavirus, covid-19, faith, joyce rupp, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, lenten sacrifice, pandemic

    Joyce Rupp, author of Jesus: Friend of My Soul, shares how the season of Lent is an invitation to love other people in more intentional ways, just as Jesus loves us. Rupp also relates how the COVID-19 crisis is a chance to be more aware of our common humanity, seeing Christ in each person we encounter.

  • Lent is a Launchpad with Tommy McGrady

    March 17th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  32 mins 9 secs
    almsgiving, ave maria press, catholic, catholic teens, catholicism, faith, fasting, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, lenten sacrifice, prayer, teenagers, teens, tommy mcgrady

    Tommy McGrady and Katie Prejean McGrady, coauthors of Lent: One Day at a Time for Catholic Teens, discuss how young people can fully invest in the season of Lent. McGrady shares how fasting, prayer, and almsgiving can be the foundation of a fruitful spiritual life for teenagers long after Lent is complete.

  • What God Wants us to Do with Joel Stepanek

    March 10th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  30 mins 23 secs
    ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, faith, humble, humility, joel stepanek, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, life teen, sacrifice

    Joel Stepanek, author of Chasing Humility: 8 Ways to Shape a Christian Heart, joins Katie Prejean McGrady to discuss how Lent can be fruitful if we pay attention to what God wants us to do with prayer, fasting, and almsgiving. Humility is the golden thread that ties together these Lenten practices.

  • Carrying Your Cross with Emily DeArdo

    March 3rd, 2020  |  Season 3  |  38 mins 4 secs
    ave maria press, catholicism, cystic fibrosis, emily deardo, faith, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, memento mori, stations of the cross, the cross

    Emily DeArdo, author of Living Memento Mori: My Journey through the Stations of the Cross talks with Katie Prejean McGrady about her battle with cystic fibrosis and how it deeply affects her friendships, family life, and faith. Emily shares how carrying this cross helped her gain new insights into how to walk through any desert, especially the forty days of Lent.

  • You Can't Mess Up Lent with Gary Zimak

    February 25th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  25 mins 23 secs
    anxiety, ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, faith, fast, gary zimak, give alms, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, prayer, stress, worry

    Gary Zimak, “worry” expert and author of Give Up Worry for Lent! 40 Days to Finding Peace in Christ, chats with Katie Prejean McGrady about how to avoid becoming over scrupulous and reassures us that we can’t really ruin the forty days of Lent if we keep our priorities straight.

  • Giving Up Starts with Giving with Deacon Greg Kandra

    February 18th, 2020  |  Season 3  |  24 mins 53 secs
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    Deacon Greg Kandra talks with Katie Prejean McGrady about how the practice up giving up something in Lent actually starts with giving. Kandra also shares insights into the Lenten devotional Daily Devotions for Lent 2020 and what he’s going to focus on doing during Lent this year.