16 episodes

A project of Ave Maria Press, Ave Explores helps you discover and learn about aspects of the Catholic faith from a variety of different angles, looking at topics relevant to the spiritual life in a fresh, engaging, and practical way.

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A project of Ave Maria Press, Ave Explores helps you discover and learn about aspects of the Catholic faith from a variety of different angles, looking at topics relevant to the spiritual life in a fresh, engaging, and practical way.

    The Power of Healing with Sister Miriam James Heidland & Fr. John Burns

    The Power of Healing with Sister Miriam James Heidland & Fr. John Burns

    Catholic authors and speakers Sr. Miriam James Heidland, S.O.L.T., and Fr. John Burns talk about the basic need everyone has to seek healing. Whether it’s from wounds, slights, or deep and long-lasting trauma, the need for healing is directly tied to living a mentally healthy life. Our conversation explores ways to rest in the healing power of God’s mercy, forgiveness, and love.
    Links:
    Ave Explores Resources Loved as I Am, by Sr. Miriam James HeidlandLift Up Your Heart, by Fr. John BurnsFollow Sister Miriam on TwitterFollow Fr. John Burns on Twitter

    • 54 min
    Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss with Tommy Tighe

    Finding Hope in the Midst of Loss with 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. Tommy also offers insight on how to help those who are struggling with grief, what it means to "feel your feelings," and how faith has been a foundation upon which healing has been found.
    Links:
    Ave Explores: Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health The Catholic Hipster WebsiteCatholic TV's Repent & Submit

    • 58 min
    Helping Teens be Mentally Healthy with Roy Petitfils

    Helping Teens be Mentally Healthy with Roy Petitfils

    Roy Petitfils counsels teenagers struggling with anxiety, depression, eating disorders, suicidal thoughts, and stress. In this episode, he gives an overview of what teens are facing, how screens and social media are influencing teenagers and their mental health today, and how all of us can have open and fruitful conversations about mental health challenges.
    Links:
    Ave Explores content & resources on Stress, Anxiety, and Mental HealthRoy's WebsiteHelping Teens with Stress, Anxiety, and Depression by Roy PetitfilsToday's Teenager Podcast

    • 50 min
    Give Up Worry with Gary Zimak

    Give Up Worry with Gary Zimak

    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.
    Links:
    Sign Up for Ave ExploresGary Zimak: Speaker & Author

    • 36 min
    Made for More with Leah Darrow

    Made for More with Leah Darrow

    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.
    Links:
    Sign up for Ave Explores: Stress, Anxiety, and Mental Health Lux U with Leah DarrowFollow Ave Maria Press on Instagram

    • 53 min
    Introducing Season 2 of Ave Explores

    Introducing Season 2 of Ave Explores

    Katie Prejean McGrady gives a snapshot of the topic for the upcoming season of Ave Explores, taking a look at stress, anxiety, and mental health.


    This season includes interviews with Leah Darrow, Roy Petitfils, Tommy Tighe, and more, along with articles from professional counselors, psychologists, and doctors.


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    • 8 min

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