April 8th, 2020 | Season 4 | 36 mins 8 secs
andrew petiprin, ave explores, ave maria press, katie prejean mcgrady, way of beauty, word on fire
Andrew Petiprin, fellow of popular culture at the Word on Fire Institute, explains how beauty and Catholic art and architecture can lead us to a deeper faith and understanding of the truth. A convert to Catholicism, Petiprin shares his conversion story, highlighting how the way of beauty ultimately led him to Catholicism and a life committed to evangelization through art, music, film, and pop culture.
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.
February 18th, 2020 | Season 3 | 24 mins 53 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, faith, katie prejean mcgrady, lent, lenten miniseries, the deacon's bench
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.
January 28th, 2020 | Season 2 | 58 mins 9 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, faith, grief, healing, katie prejean mcgrady, loss, mental health, tommy tighe
Tommy Tighe is a counselor, author, and podcast and TV host, but he would tell you his most important title is husband and father. In this episode, Tighe shares about the struggle of losing a child and how he, his wife, and their four other sons have lived with their grief, maintained their faith. and remained mentally healthy.
January 14th, 2020 | Season 2 | 36 mins 32 secs
anxiety, ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, faith, gary zimak, katie prejean mcgrady, stress, worry
Catholic speaker, author, and "worry expert” Gary Zimak discusses what it’s like to live with anxiety, and helps explain ways chronic worriers can find peace, comfort, and relinquish control to Jesus.
January 7th, 2020 | Season 2 | 53 mins 59 secs
anxiety, ave explores, ave maria press, depression, faith, guilt, katie prejean, leah darrow, mental health, prayer, stress
Leah Darrow, a speaker, author, Season 2 contestant on America’s Next Top Model, and founder of Lux U, shares about her struggles with depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, “mom guilt,” balance, and explores ways one can find peace & strength through spiritual practices such as prayer and meditation, regularly attending daily Mass, and “recalibrating” one’s routine.
October 29th, 2019 | Season 1 | 27 mins 35 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, blessed mother, catholic, catholicism, faith, jd flynn, katie prejean mcgrady, mary, our lady
Katie sits down with J.D. Flynn, Editor-in-Chief of Catholic News Agency and co-host of the popular Catholic podcast, The Editor's Desk from CNA, to talk about the Blessed Mother's importance to his family, how praying a rosary every evening has helped him be a better husband and father, and he puts on his "Canon Lawyer hat" to help give tips on how to explain Mary to non-Catholics.
October 26th, 2019 | Season 1 | 32 mins 41 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, faith, grief, katie prejean mcgrady, leticia adams, mary, our lady, suicide, the cross
Katie visits with Leticia Ochoa Adams, a wife, mom, and speaker from Texas, who shares about grief, hope, and faith following the suicide of her son and how we can look to Mary as mother and comforter during the darkest days.
October 15th, 2019 | Season 1 | 33 mins 58 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, blessed mother, catholic, catholicism, faith, katie prejean mcgrady, mary, meg hunter-kilmer, our lady
Katie chats with Meg Hunter-Kilmer, the "Hobo for Christ," about trusting in God's will.
October 10th, 2019 | Season 1 | 31 mins 2 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholic, catholicism, comedy, faith, jeannie gaffigan, jim gaffigan, katie prejean mcgrady, mary, pears, tumors, when life gives you pears
Katie talks with Jeannie Gaffigan, director, producer, comedy writer, mom of five, and wife of Jim Gaffigan.