July 28th, 2021 | Season 11 | 34 mins 52 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, faith, grief after suicide, hope, katie prejean mcgrady, leticia ochoa adams, mary
Katie Prejean McGrady 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.
July 21st, 2021 | Season 11 | 53 mins 9 secs
anxiety, ave explores, ave maria press, depression, katie prejean mcgrady, mental health, roy petitfils, suicide, teens, young people
Roy Petitfils returns to join Katie Prejean McGrady to talk about crises teenagers face today and how to have honest conversations about mental health.
July 14th, 2021 | Season 11 | 1 hr 13 mins
advocate for change, ave explores, ave maria press, black catholics, csfn, fr. joshua johnson, racism, rosary for racial repentance, sin of racism, sr. josephine garrett
Fr. Joshua Johnson and Sr. Josephine Garrett, CSFN, share their experiences as Black Catholics, discuss why racism is sinful, and explore how Catholics are called to advocate for change.
July 7th, 2021 | Season 11 | 49 mins 54 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholic saints, holy men and women, katie prejean mcgrady, meg hunter-kilmer, overcoming challenges, pray for us, saints, stories
Meg Hunter-Kilmer, author of the forthcoming Pray for Us, 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.
June 30th, 2021 | Season 11 | 35 mins 31 secs
a history of the church in 100 object, ave explores, ave maria press, basilica, catholic history. sacraments, catholicism, mike aquilina
Mike Aquilina, bestselling and award-winning author of A History of the Church in 100 Objects, relates how Catholics are a sacramental people, and objects such as the chains of St. Peter and the dome of the basilica named for him are significant to our understanding of faith. Aquilina also shares how ancient locations central to Christianity’s early development have helped him grow his love for the Lord.
June 23rd, 2021 | Season 11 | 55 mins 42 secs
ave explores, ave maria press, catholicism, forgiveness, fr. john burns, healing, katie prejean mcgrady, mental health, solt, sr. miriam james heidland, summer playlist
Popular Catholic speakers and authors Sr. Miriam James Heidland, SOLT, and Fr. John Burns join Katie Prejean McGrady to talk about forgiveness and healing.
June 16th, 2021 | Season 11 | 35 mins 45 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.
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.
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.
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.