Ave Spotlight

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

143 episodes of Ave Spotlight since the first episode, which aired on August 10th, 2020.

  • Episode 144: Chenele Shaw's Final Episode: Gratitude and Excitement for What's Next!

    May 6th, 2024  |  12 mins 57 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, eucharistic pilgrimages, eucharistic revival, free catholic podcast, national eucharistic congress

    Hello, Spotlight friends and welcome to my final episode of Ave Spotlight. I'm Chenele Shaw, and it's with a mix of emotions that I bring you this farewell episode. For three incredible years, we've delved into meaningful conversations, explored faith and community, and shared stories that have touched our hearts.
    As I prepare to move on to coordinate two routes for a national Eucharistic pilgrimage this summer, I can't help but reflect on the journey we've had together. In this episode, I'll share my excitement about the upcoming pilgrimage, giving you a glimpse into what awaits those who embark on this adventure!
    I also want to take this moment to express my deepest gratitude to all of you - our amazing guests, dedicated listeners, and everyone who has supported Ave Spotlight along the way. Your enthusiasm, insights, and stories have made this podcast a treasure trove of inspiration and connection.
    So I bid farewell to my time as host of Ave Spotlight with warmth, gratitude, and anticipation for the new paths ahead. Thank you for being part of this incredible journey!

  • Episode 143: Image Perception and Style for Young People with Lillian Fallon

    April 22nd, 2024  |  23 mins 58 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, lillian fallon, theology of style, theology of the body

    In the final episode of Ignite! Sparking Faith in the Hearts of Teens series, Lillian Fallon, author of Theology of Style, discusses how young people can express their dignity and Catholic faith through their personal style. As a teen, Fallon shares how her parents gave her the freedom to express her creativity and uniqueness in her style which lead to discovering her uniqueness, worth, and identity in the Lord.

  • Episode 142: Sparking Faith in the Hearts of Teens: The Saint Squad Effect with Amy Cattapan

    April 8th, 2024  |  21 mins 42 secs

    When we’re having a bad day or going through a rough patch, some of the greatest comforts come from our friends. Whether it’s to give us advice, pump us up, or just sit with us in the hard stuff, having solid people in our lives is crucial for feeling supported.

    In this episode, discover how to create a group of heavenly helpers—or “saint squad,” as speaker, writer, and teacher Amy Cattapan calls it—to connect with saints personally and to reap the benefits of their guidance and intercession. In this chat, Amy and Chenele also explore the profound impact that the lives of saints can have on the faith of young people and show how to incorporate that practice into everyday faith.

  • Episode 141: Sparking Faith in the Hearts of Teens: A Family Foundation with Jasmyn and Steven Joubert

    March 25th, 2024  |  26 mins 59 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, jasmyne joubert, sparking faith in the hearts of teens, steven joubert, the power of familial bonds in handing down the faith

    In this episode, we delve into the profound influence of family on the spiritual journey of teens, featuring the insightful perspectives of Jasmyn and Steven Joubert, a dynamic young Catholic couple. Through their experiences and reflections, we uncover how families and close-knit communities ignite the hearts of young people. Join us as we explore the power of familial bonds and the role they play in inspiring and nurturing the faith lives of today's youth!

  • Episode 140: Sparking Faith in the Hearts of Teens: YDisciple's Annie Grandell on Transformative Media

    March 11th, 2024  |  19 mins 4 secs
    annie grandell, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic youth ministry, chenele shaw, intersection of faith and media, media and young people, net ministries, ydisciple, youth ministry

    In this episode of Ave Spotlight, Annie Grandell, Director of YDisciple, discusses the impact of transformative media. Join us as Annie shares insights on ways that media can assist us in ministry while being fun, informative, and well done. Explore the intersection of faith, media, and personal transformation in this enlightening conversation!

  • Episode 139: Sparking Faith in the Hearts of Teens: Sacred Encounter with Fr. Tim Anastos

    February 26th, 2024  |  23 mins 20 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, fr. tim anastos, helping teens grow in their faith, jesus, make me fully alive, sparking faith in the hearts of teens

    In this second episode of our Ignite series, we delve into the transformative impact of spending time with our Eucharistic Lord on the faith journey of Catholic teens. Fr. Tim Anastos shares his vocation story and practical ways for young people to engage in adoration. Join us as we explore the profound influence of Jesus' Eucharistic presence on the hearts of youth!

  • Episode 138: Sparking Faith in the Hearts of Teens: The Transformative Power of Spiritual Events with Julianna Nett of Life Teen

    February 12th, 2024  |  25 mins 3 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, catechesis, catholic teens, chenele shaw, empowering teens to deepen their relationship with jesus, evangelization, julianna nett, life teen, sparking faith in the heart of teens, youth ministry

    Join us for the first episode of our series Ignite: Sparking Faith in the Heart of Teens with our special guest, Julianna Nett of Life Teen. She shares her insights and experiences in navigating the intersection of faith and community. Through thoughtful discussion and personal anecdotes, we uncover the transformative power of events in shaping the spiritual growth of young Catholics and empowering teens to deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ.

  • Episode 137: Compassion in Action: Self-Knowledge and a Pro-Life Society with Leah A. Jacobson

    January 29th, 2024  |  26 mins 4 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic social teaching, chenele shaw, compassion in action series, dignity of women, healthcare for women, human dignity, leah a. jacobson, pro-life, social justice, the guiding star project

    On this episode of our Compassion in Action Series, Chenele sits down with Leah Jacobson to explore the profound connection between understanding and the fabric of society. Leah delves into the idea that a deeper comprehension of our bodies can pave the way for a consistently pro-life community. Join the conversation as Leah shares her experiences and insights, including her work with Guiding Star, a ministry committed to offering holistic healthcare to women. Tune in!

  • Episode 136: Best of Ave Spotlight: It's Time for a Revival with Joel Stepanek

    January 5th, 2024  |  25 mins 14 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, eucharistic revival, free catholic podcast, joel stepanek, national eucharistic congress, podcast for everyday catholics

    This week Chenele Shaw talks with Joel Stepanek, chief mission officer for the National Eucharist Congress, about the Eucharistic Revival. What is it? How can you be a part of it? What does it mean for the Church? Join us in this conversation about encountering Jesus in the Eucharist!

  • Episode 135: Rebuilding Faith with Tom Corcoran

    December 22nd, 2023  |  24 mins 43 secs
    40 reflections to rebuild your faith, ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, rebuild your faith, rebuilt, rebuilt faith, rebuilt parish, tom corcoran

    In this episode, we dive into the transformative insights from Rebuilt Faith by Tom Corcoran. Join us as we explore the art of asking questions, finding comfort in doubt, and the profound strength that comes from faith and community. Tune in for an uplifting conversation on rebuilding faith and embracing the power of curiosity. Let's navigate this journey together!

  • Episode 134: Compassion in Action: Embracing the Poor with Fr. Malachy Joseph Napier

    December 11th, 2023  |  28 mins 30 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic social teaching, chenele shaw, compassion in action, fr. malachy joseph napier, option for the poor

    In this episode of our Compassion in Action Series, Chenele sits down with the insightful Father Malachy to dive into the heart of service and self-awareness. Get ready for a candid conversation as they explore the importance of serving the poor and recognizing our poverty before God. Father Malachy shares personal stories, practical insights, and a dash of humor, making this episode a must-listen for anyone looking to deepen their faith and make a positive impact in the world.

  • Episode 133: Catholic Art and Media: Holy Laughter! Conversation with Catholic Comedians Scott Vinci and Carl Kozlowski

    November 27th, 2023  |  22 mins 41 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, carl kozlowski, catholic comedy, chenele shaw, finding humor in the journey of faith, podcast for everyday catholics, scott vinci, the lighter side of faith

    Get ready for a holy dose of laughter on this episode of Ave Spotlight! Join host Chenele as she sits down with Catholic comedians Scott Vinci and Carl Kozlowski. Together, they delve into the transformative power of laughter and the art of not taking life too seriously. Get ready for a joy-filled conversation that explores the lighter side of faith and the beauty of finding humor in the journey.

  • Episode 132: Best of Ave Spotlight: The Theology of Style with Lillian Fallon

    November 13th, 2023  |  18 mins 37 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, free catholic podcast, lillian fallon, theology of style, theology of the body

    Lillian Fallon discusses her passion for what she calls a “theology of style”: how to view your personal style through the lens of the Theology of the Body. Through social media, Fallon expresses how personal style is an opportunity “to make visible, what is invisible,” which St. John Paull II identified as the soul of the person.

  • Episode 131: Multiplayer Miracles: The Community Power of Gaming with Bobby Angel

    October 30th, 2023  |  40 mins 38 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, bearded blevins, bobby angel, catholic in the virtual world, chenele shaw, gaming and the heroic life, video gaming, virtue and gaming

    "Can I love video games and love the Lord?"

    Maybe you’ve encountered people who only see gaming as a waste of time or even a gateway into bad habits. Bobby Angel, however, sees beautiful potential in the games we love and wants to show how gamers can bridge their love of these game with a higher calling towards virtue and heroism.

    In this episode of Ave Spotlight, Chenele and Bobby chat about how video games can be a space for finding purpose, beauty, and community in the gaming world, all while embracing the love of the Lord. Whether you're a casual gamer or a passionate one, this discussion will show you that video games have more to do with God than you might have ever imagined.

  • Episode 130: Compassion in Action: A Greener Future with Maria Benes

    October 16th, 2023  |  16 mins 54 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, care for the environment, catholic social teaching, chenele shaw, climate change, climate refugees, compassion in action, environmental stewardship, human impact of the climate crisis, human rights, maria benes

    Join us for an exciting episode of Ave Spotlight's Compassion in Action Series! In this special installment, we're diving deep into the world of Environmental Stewardship with our returning guest, Maria Benes.

    Discover how everyday people like you and me can make a big impact on our planet. We'll unpack the powerful message of Laudato Si' and unveil practical tips to be eco-conscious without breaking a sweat.

    Get ready to be inspired and empowered to take steps toward a greener future that connects Catholic social teaching with real-world environmental action.

    Editing provided by Forte Catholic (https://www.fortecatholic.com/)

  • Episode 129: Catholic Art and Media: Simple Ways to Live Liturgically with Erica Tighe Campbell

    October 2nd, 2023  |  30 mins 39 secs
    ave maria press, ave spotlight, be a heart, catholic creatives, chenele shaw, erica tighe campbell, free catholic podcast for everyone, how to live liturgically, living the seasons

    Join us in this special episode of our Catholic Art and Media series as we sit down with Erica Tighe Campbell, a talented Catholic artist, and founder of the inspiring ministry, Be a Heart. Erica discusses her latest book, "Living the Seasons," exploring the profound connection between faith, creativity, and the simple ways to live liturgically. Discover the transformative power of creating art within the context of spirituality, and gain insight into Erica's mission to infuse the world with beauty and faith through her remarkable work. Tune in for a captivating conversation that will leave you inspired and uplifted!