57 episodes

“Discovering Christ, always again and always more fully, is the most wonderful adventure of our life.” – Pope Saint John Paul II
Blazing the Trail is a weekly show dedicated to the Church’s mission of evangelization. The conversation dives deeply into what it means and what it looks like to share the Gospel with courage and hope in today’s culture.

Join Miriam Marston and her special guests Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm PST to discover how the Holy Spirit continues to set hearts on fire with the love of Christ and inspire people to bring the good news to a world that is aching to hear it.

Miriam Marston is a singer-songwriter, author, and speaker based in Portland. She’s a fan of: Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, the ocean, Dr. Who, train travel, and Pad Thai. Miriam serves as director of faith formation at St. Anthony Parish in Tigard, Oregon. Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.

Blazing the Trail Mater Dei Radio

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“Discovering Christ, always again and always more fully, is the most wonderful adventure of our life.” – Pope Saint John Paul II
Blazing the Trail is a weekly show dedicated to the Church’s mission of evangelization. The conversation dives deeply into what it means and what it looks like to share the Gospel with courage and hope in today’s culture.

Join Miriam Marston and her special guests Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm PST to discover how the Holy Spirit continues to set hearts on fire with the love of Christ and inspire people to bring the good news to a world that is aching to hear it.

Miriam Marston is a singer-songwriter, author, and speaker based in Portland. She’s a fan of: Tolkien, C.S. Lewis, G.K. Chesterton, the ocean, Dr. Who, train travel, and Pad Thai. Miriam serves as director of faith formation at St. Anthony Parish in Tigard, Oregon. Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.

    Bryan Mercier, Transformation

    Bryan Mercier, Transformation

    This week, Miriam is joined by Bryan Mercier, who experienced a profound transformation from hatred to joy, from anger to peace. Bryan is a Catholic speaker, author, retreat leader, and apologist. Learn more at thecatholictruth.org. 
    Subscribe to Blazing the Trail on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.Blazing the Trail is produced at the studios of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.

    • 29 min
    Father Cedric Pisegna, Proclaiming God's Love

    Father Cedric Pisegna, Proclaiming God's Love

    This week, Miriam is joined by Fr. Cedric Pisegna, a Passionist priest who is dedicated to joyfully sharing the good news of God’s love, through parish missions, radio and TV. Learn more about Fr. Cedric's ministry at frcedric.org
    Subscribe to Blazing the Trail on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.Blazing the Trail is produced at the studios of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.

    • 26 min
    Dave Plisky, Intentional Discipleship

    Dave Plisky, Intentional Discipleship

    This week, Miriam is joined by Dave Plisky, who shares the results and insights of a recent study that looked more closely at the habits of faith and evangelization among intentional disciples in the US, as well as some of their unmet needs in their spiritual lives. Learn more about this study at https://desalesmedia.org/discipleship/. 
    Subscribe to Blazing the Trail on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.Blazing the Trail is produced at the studios of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.

    • 27 min
    James Baxter, Co-Founder of Exodus 90

    James Baxter, Co-Founder of Exodus 90

    This week, Miriam is joined by James Baxter, who co-founded Exodus 90, which is a Catholic program for men based on three pillars of prayer, asceticism, and fraternity. This unique program aims to help men discover their deepest identity and freedom in Christ. Learn more at exodus90.com.  
    Subscribe to Blazing the Trail on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.Blazing the Trail is produced at the studios of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.

    • 29 min
    Christmas

    Christmas

    In this special Christmas edition of the show, Miriam reflects on the wonder of the Incarnation by drawing from Scripture, an apostolic letter on the tradition of the nativity scene, and a little music. Merry Christmas!
    Music by The Brilliance. Find the songs here and here.
    Subscribe to Blazing the Trail on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.Blazing the Trail is produced at the studios of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.

    • 30 min
    Emily Mentock, Real and True

    Emily Mentock, Real and True

    This week, Miriam is joined by Emily Mentock whose experience of social media sparked her own conversion and inspired her work for the Church today. Learn more about what she and her team are doing to help share the beauty of the Catechism: www.realtrue.org
    Subscribe to Blazing the Trail on your favorite podcast platform.Find this show on the free Hail Mary Media App, along with a radio live-stream, prayers, news, and more.Discover more about Miriam at MiriamMarston.com.Look through past episodes or support this podcast.Blazing the Trail is produced at the studios of Mater Dei Radio in Portland, Oregon.

    • 28 min

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