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Want to hear more about life from a Catholic perspective? Listen to host Chenele Shaw as she talks with special guests about culture, current events, and all things Catholic. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of your faith and how to live it in the world today.

Ave Spotlight Ave Maria Press

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 23 Ratings

Want to hear more about life from a Catholic perspective? Listen to host Chenele Shaw as she talks with special guests about culture, current events, and all things Catholic. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of your faith and how to live it in the world today.

    Leah Libresco Sargeant on Her Conversion from Atheism to Catholicism

    Leah Libresco Sargeant on Her Conversion from Atheism to Catholicism

    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.
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    • 20 min
    Gloria Purvis on Her Conversion to the Catholic Faith

    Gloria Purvis on Her Conversion to the Catholic Faith

    In this episode, Chenele Shaw chats with Gloria Purvis about her conversion to Catholicism when she was twelve years old after encountering the Lord in Eucharistic Adoration. Although her parents were not Catholic, they supported her passion to witness to the faith as an advocate for the sacredness and dignity of the unborn, and Black lives.
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    • 30 min
    Best of Ave Spotlight: Saints who Struggled with Mental Issues with Tommy Tighe

    Best of Ave Spotlight: Saints who Struggled with Mental Issues with Tommy Tighe

    You loved this episode from Tommy Tighe so much that we have brought it back! We hope you enjoy this new feature of Ave Spotlight in which we replay these "best of" episodes from time to time.


    Oscar Romero. Dorothy Day. Thérèse of Lisieux. Edith Stein. All these great saints struggled with their mental health.


    Join Chenele Shaw and mental health counselor Tommy Tighe on this special episode where they talk about saints who strove for holiness and brought their mental struggles to the Lord.
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    • 28 min
    Female Doctors of the Church and Spiritual Direction with Vinita Hampton Wright

    Female Doctors of the Church and Spiritual Direction with Vinita Hampton Wright

    Are you interested in spiritual direction but not sure how to get started? 


    Join us this week as Chenele talks with Vinita Hampton Wright about the difference between spiritual direction and therapy, why it is valuable to one's faith journey, and how to find a spiritual director. Wright also introduces us to her new book, Set the World on Fire: A 4-Week Personal Retreat with the Female Doctors of the Church. 
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    • 27 min
    Integrating Work and Faith with John Cannon of SENT Ventures

    Integrating Work and Faith with John Cannon of SENT Ventures

    Do you wish your work culture reflected the values of your Catholic faith?


    Join Chenele Shaw and John Cannon, founder of SENT Ventures—an organization that supports and mentors Catholic entrepreneurs— as they discuss how change in the workplace begins with one person who wants to grow in holiness. Cannon encourages those he mentors—and you—to be more intentional about scheduling time for prayer, Mass, community involvement, rest, and other practices that will allow God to work through you.
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    • 20 min
    Evangelization, Beatitudes, and Baseball with Fr. Casey Cole, OFM

    Evangelization, Beatitudes, and Baseball with Fr. Casey Cole, OFM

    What do a priest, baseball, and the beatitudes have in common?


    Join Chenele Shaw this week as she talks with popular YouTuber Fr. Casey Cole, OFM, about social media, the priesthood, and this summer's Bleacher Brothers tour. He will visit all thirty MLB parks in eleven weeks with his friend Fr. Roberto "Tito" Serrano, OFM, to share the good news.
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    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Lisa Kotasek ,

Katie Prejean delivers!

I’m so excited about this new Ave Spotlight podcast. Katie Prejean is the perfect hostess. Thank you for blessing us with these authentic conversations.

MadSk3tch ,

Sound

I give a spotlight a five and I also give explorers a five. I’m so inspired! Loved this social media episode! I gave it up for a week and a half while at the beach. It was wonderful. However, the sound sometimes gives me difficulty. I am not hard of hearing. Father Dennis‘ voice is difficult to hear but Katies voice is so much louder. I can’t get a good balance. And on ave explores I find that I have to have the sound low when Katie is talking in the beginning in the end but then I have to turn up during the interviews. And sometimes Katie is much louder than who she’s interviewing so I can’t get a good balance. Hope this can improve because I LOVE the podcasts!!

MoncadaNO ,

Fresh & interesting

Great show! Nice and light, not like diet food, like a crisp apple with a slice of gouda! Fresh and interesting! I enjoyed the convo and look forward to gathering a "measure of hope & joy" on my Monday mornings! Also appreciate their vision for bringing in "silent experts"! Amen & alleluia for that! Liked & subscribed ;-)

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