Ave Spotlight

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

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

  • Episode 36: The Easter Season

    April 12th, 2021  |  18 mins 39 secs

    Deacon Greg Kandra discusses his journey to become a deacon, tips for growing in your spiritual life, and the beauty of the Easter liturgy.

  • Episode 35: Divine Mercy Sunday

    April 5th, 2021  |  21 mins 45 secs

    Michele Faehnle discusses how devotion to the Divine Mercy has shaped her life. She also shares tips on living out the works of mercy in your day-to-day life and how we can be merciful to others.

  • Episode 33: The Theology of Style

    March 29th, 2021  |  19 mins 7 secs

    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 32: Holy Week

    March 22nd, 2021  |  18 mins 51 secs

    Fr. John Burns talks about how Holy Week gives us a chance to enter intentionally into the suffering of Christ.

  • Episode 31: Celebrating St. Patrick

    March 15th, 2021  |  18 mins 39 secs

    James McLoughlin, director of youth ministry for the Diocese of Clogher in Northern Ireland, discusses the history and tradition of St. Patrick's Day in Ireland. He explains how St. Patrick is revered in both the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.

  • Episode 30: Teaching Others How to Pray

    March 8th, 2021  |  12 mins 35 secs

    Carolyn Pirtle, author of Ten Ways to Pray: A Catholic Guide for Drawing Closer to God, discusses the importance of explaining prayer in a way that encourages people to pray intentionally.

  • Episode 29: Celebrating St. Joseph

    March 1st, 2021  |  24 mins 13 secs

    Fr. Trey Ange and his large Sicilian family traditionally host a St. Joseph's Altar on the Solemnity of St. Joseph, March 19. Ange, a priest of the Diocese of Lake Charles, explains how devotion to St. Joseph has fostered a deep faith within his entire family. He has three priests and a religious sister who are his cousins.

  • Episode 28: Praying with Music

    February 22nd, 2021  |  17 mins 30 secs

    Recording artist Sarah Kroger discusses her process of writing worship music and offers advice on how to pray with music during Lent.

  • Episode 27: Ashes to Ashes

    February 15th, 2021  |  16 mins 4 secs

    Most Rev. Bill Wack, C.S.C., bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, discusses the true purpose of fasting, almsgiving, and prayer during Lent. He also explains that the ashes we receive on Ash Wednesday help us ponder the new life found in Christ.

  • Episode 26: Catholic Family Life

    February 8th, 2021  |  16 mins 31 secs
    ave maria press, catholic family life, family, family life, mark hart, melanie hart

    Mark Hart, executive vice president of Life Teen International, is the coauthor of Our Not-Quite-Holy Family with his wife, Melanie. He shares his own family's successes and failures and discusses how family life can be fruitful, joyful, and faithful. He will help you see how every member of your family can strive for holiness in 2021.

  • Episode 25: Praying with Art for Lent

    February 1st, 2021  |  18 mins 42 secs

    Catholic artist Jen Norton, author of Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross, says praying with sacred art can be an easy, effective, and beautiful way to grow deeper in faith, especially during Lent. Norton also discusses her creative process.

  • Episode 24: Gearing Up for Lent

    January 25th, 2021  |  13 mins 56 secs

    Gary Zimak, bestselling author of Give Up Worry for Lent, discusses focusing on making the liturgical season fruitful, healing, and hope-filled by allowing the Holy Spirit to direct our Lenten practice.

  • Episode 23: Developing Healthy Social Media Habits

    January 18th, 2021  |  22 mins 39 secs

    Ann M. Garrido, author of #Rules_of_Engagement, discusses how to engage online in a healthy, life-giving, and productive way.

  • Episode 22: Finding Faith in Food

    January 11th, 2021  |  21 mins 27 secs

    Catholic author Emily Stimpson Chapman discusses how cooking and welcoming people with simplicity and joy is the perfect way to build community, share faith, and grow in relationships with others.

  • Episode 21: Godly Goals for 2021

    January 4th, 2021  |  16 mins 37 secs

    Karen Barbieri, founder of Pietra Fitness, explains how we can set goals for the new year that focus on faith and fitness. Barbieri helps us recognize that health and holiness go hand in hand.

  • Episode 20: A Year in Review

    December 28th, 2020  |  28 mins 17 secs

    Chenele Shaw and Katie Prejean McGrady discuss their favorite Ave Spotlight episodes of the year as they reflect on 2020 through the lens of faith, prayerfulness, and hope.