January 23rd, 2023 | 21 mins 48 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, female athletes, feminine genius, fierce athlete, samantha kelley, support for female athletes
Join Chenele this week as she talks with Sam Kelley of FIERCE Athlete about all things women and sports. FIERCE Athlete--which stands for Femininity, Identity, Embodiment, Receptivity, Catholicism, and Encounter--is an organization that supports and mentors female athletes and helps them to recognize their authentic identity as a daughter of God. Sam shares her journey of conversion and how the Lord spoke to her heart after a tragic injury. You don't want to miss it!
January 9th, 2023 | 24 mins 33 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, jasmyn joubert, new year, resolutions
Happy New Year! During the first episode of the new year host Chenele Shaw and her good friend Jasmyn Joubert chat about resolutions. They will talk about new friends, the Bible in a Year Podcast, and signing up for that new gym membership.
December 26th, 2022 | 24 mins 12 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, christmas, fr. joe laramie, sj
Join Chenele on this special "best of" Christmas episode with our good friend Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ, of the Pope's Worldwide Prayer Network. Fr. Joe leads us through an Ignatian meditation and talks about why Elf is the best holiday movie.
December 12th, 2022 | 20 mins 36 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic dating, chenele shaw, dating, lillian fallon, theology of style
On this week's episode, Chenele talks with long-time friend, Lillian Fallon, about dating--preferred apps, dating in your 30s, and how to stay hopeful. You don't want to miss it!
November 28th, 2022 | 26 mins 17 secs
allison gingras, ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, encountering signs of faith, sacramentals
Allison Gingras, author of Encountering Signs of Faith, shares the story of how her daughter's adoption helped her trust and encounter the Lord. Allison and Chenele also talk about sacramentals and how they help us to learn about the faith in unexpected ways.
November 14th, 2022 | 25 mins 49 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, busted halo, catholic mass, chenele shaw, csp, fr. dave dwyer, mass class, sirius/xm radio, the catholic channel
Have you ever had questions about the Catholic faith? Perhaps you were confused about something you heard at Sunday Mass? You are not alone.
This week Chenele and Busted Halo's Fr. Dave Dwyer, CSP, discuss ways to learn more about the faith and avoid simply going through the motions. They also talk about Fr. Dave's new book Mass Class and the questions he is most frequently asked about Catholicism.
October 31st, 2022 | 22 mins 24 secs
5-minute prayers around the advent wreath, advent, advent wreath, ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, lisa hendey
In this episode of, Chenele and Lisa Hendey, founder of the award-winning CatholicMom.com and author of 5-Minute Prayers Around the Advent Wreath, talk about how to incorporate the Advent wreath into your seasonal traditions while building community and getting out of your normal routine.
October 17th, 2022 | 26 mins 30 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, fr. blake britton, reclaiming vatican ii, vatican ii
The 60th anniversary of the opening of Vatican II was October 11, 2022. There have been a lot of misunderstandings about what really happened during the council. Fr. Blake Britton, author of Reclaiming Vatican II, joins Chenele to address common misconceptions, why the liturgy is a priority, and hope for the faith of millennials.
October 3rd, 2022 | 29 mins 4 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, licensed catholic counselor, self-change. regina boyd
Listen to licensed counselor Regina Boyd discuss the challenges of self-change and how we can take action to improve our lives.
September 19th, 2022 | 30 mins 58 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, conversion story, santonio hill, vagabond ministries
Join Chenele as she talks with Santonio Hill of Vagabond Missions about his conversion story and how a simple invitation brought the Lord into his life. We are excited for you to hear it.
September 6th, 2022 | 25 mins 23 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, danielle bean, giving thanks and letting go
Danielle Bean joins Chenele to talk about sending your child to college, supporting their independence, and parental paranoia. Danielle shares her personal testimony of trusting God, and what she would tell her younger self.
August 22nd, 2022 | 22 mins 25 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, katie prejean mcgrady
This week we're celebrating the 100th episode of Ave Spotlight! Join host Chenele Shaw and former host Katie Prejean McGrady as they chat about how it feels to host their own show, their favorite episodes, and what gives them hope.
August 8th, 2022 | 12 mins 57 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic faith, chenele shaw, conversion stories
In the final episode of the Ave Spotlights ummer conversion story series, host Chenele Shaw shares her own inspiring story of hope--from getting kicked out of high school to managing a Philly cheesesteak restaurant to becoming director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Orlando.
July 25th, 2022 | 34 mins 50 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, chenele shaw, christocentric personal development program, conversion story, leah darrow, power made perfect
This week Chenele Shaw chats with Leah Darrow of Power Made Perfect, her new Christocentric personal development program. Darrow talks about being your best self and shares about her powerful conversion from despair and shame to hope, mercy, and the love of Jesus.
July 11th, 2022 | 22 mins 55 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic faith, chenele shaw, conversion from judaism to catholicism, eve tushnet, gay and catholic, tenderness, truth and beauty
Chenele chats with Eve Tushnet about her conversion to Catholicism. After being deeply inspired by the reliquaries of the Church, Tushnet explored the faith more intentionally and was moved by the beauty and truth of Catholicism. She also shares some insight on how to discuss the topic of conversion with others.
June 27th, 2022 | 20 mins 32 secs
ave maria press, ave spotlight, catholic podcast, chenele shaw, conversion stories, from atheism to catholicism, leah libresco sargeant
Chenele talks with Leah Libresco Sargeant about her conversion from atheism to Catholicism. After many debates during college, Sargeant was inspired to investigate Catholicism more fully by the faithful witness of her peers. She also offers suggestions about how to engage in healthy debates with those who have different beliefs.