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In this podcast, Claire Ellendson tells the stories of Catholic Saints while appreciating what made them human. Dead Friends, pray for us!

Dead Friend Saints Claire Ellendson

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.8 • 36 Ratings

In this podcast, Claire Ellendson tells the stories of Catholic Saints while appreciating what made them human. Dead Friends, pray for us!

    Julian of Norwich - With guest Maria Brock

    Julian of Norwich - With guest Maria Brock

    Julian of Norwich is such a remarkable resource for us to grow in our understanding of Divine Love! I enjoyed speaking with Maria so much about the unfathomable reaches of God's love for us and I know y'all will too. Please check out Maria's art at the link below!

    Magnificat Prints
    www.magnificatprints.com

    Resources for this episode:
    Revelations of Divine Love by Julian of Norwich
    An Explorer's Guide to Julian of Norwich by Veronica Mary Rolf
    Thank you to:
    Catherine Bryant for the music
    Jacque Szczepanski for the cover art
    Follow me:
    Instagram:  deadfriendsaints
    Email:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaints
    TikTok: @deadfriendsaints

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Venerable Augustus Tolton - with guest Brother Thériè Pascua

    Venerable Augustus Tolton - with guest Brother Thériè Pascua

    Here is another great episode about a modern and American Saint in the making. A big thank you to Brother Thériè for teaching my about this amazing man!
    Please pray for Brother Thériè's discernment and for the beatification of Father Augustus!

    Dead Friends, pray for us!

    Resources for this episode:
    https://tolton.archchicago.org/about/biography
    The graphic novel mentioned in this episode is called
    Father Augustus Tolton: The First Recognized Black Catholic Priest in America

    Thank you to:
    Catherine Bryant for the music
    Jacque Szczepanski for the cover art
    Follow me:
    Instagram:  deadfriendsaints
    Email:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaints
    TikTok: @deadfriendsaints

    • 56 min
    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton

    Saint Elizabeth is not only one of the our first American-born saints, she's also an absolute baddie. So glad to have her pulling for us as a patroness and to walk towards Christ by her example. Dead Friend, pray for us!

    Resources for this episode:
    https://elizabethannseton.org/biography-of-st-elizabeth-ann-seton
    Ordinary Suffering of Extraordinary Saints by Vincent J. O'Malley C.M.

    Thank you to:
    Catherine Bryant for the music
    Jacque Szczepanski for the cover art
    Follow me:
    Instagram:  deadfriendsaints
    Email:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaints
    TikTok: @deadfriendsaints

    • 16 min
    Deacon Kyle's "Mega Soapbox"

    Deacon Kyle's "Mega Soapbox"

    Here's a bonus episode featuring Deacon Kyle Etzel. this episode acts as a companion to Episode 87 (covering Saint John Henry Newman) in which we expand on the ideals of formation is is revealed by Idea of A University by Saint John Henry Newman and the work of the Oratory of Saint Philip Neri... and of course this episode is populated by the twists and turns of conversation between friend. Enjoy!
    Resources for this episode:
    Apologia Pro Vita Sua
    Idea of A University 
    You can find Newman the Oratorian, a collection of his letters at the following link:
    http://newmanreader.org

    Thank you to:
    Catherine Bryant for the music
    Jacque Szczepanski for the cover art
    Follow me:
    Instagram:  deadfriendsaints
    Email:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaints
    TikTok: @deadfriendsaints

    • 1 hr 17 min
    Saint John Henry Newman - with guest Deacon Kyle Etzel

    Saint John Henry Newman - with guest Deacon Kyle Etzel

    Ok. This episode was profoundly fun to record. Here, Deacon Kyle masterfully speaks about one of his favorite dead friends and I simply benefit from his wisdom and crack jokes. Stay tuned for the companion bonus episode to be released within the week! 

    Dead friend, pray for us!

    Resources for this episode:
    Apologia Pro Vita Sua
    Idea of A University 
    You can find Newman the Oratorian, a collection of his letters at the following link:
    http://newmanreader.org

    Thank you to:
    Catherine Bryant for the music
    Jacque Szczepanski for the cover art
    Follow me:
    Instagram:  deadfriendsaints
    Email:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaints
    TikTok: @deadfriendsaints

    • 1 hr 15 min
    Saint Jude

    Saint Jude

    Saint Jude is so freaking cool. Not only was he one of Jesus's besties, but now we know him as the patron of impossible causes!

    Dead Friend, pray for us!

    Resources for this episode:
    Heaven Help Us by James J. Craughwell
    https://shrineofstjude.org/the-shrine/st-jude/

    Thank you to:
    Catherine Bryant for the music
    Jacque Szczepanski for the cover art
    Follow me:
    Instagram:  deadfriendsaints
    Email:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.com
    Facebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaints
    TikTok: @deadfriendsaints

    • 13 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
36 Ratings

36 Ratings

Fishandfiddlesticks ,

Lovely and natural conversations

I really enjoy listening to Claire’s podcasts with her guests. It’s such nice conversation and I appreciate every guest brings their own perspective and stories on the saints and why they resonate with them

ZacharyCosmos ,

From the heart

I’ve known the host for years, and she is an incredible woman with such a heart for humans. Which can only make for an incredibly genuine and intentional podcast about humans and their stories.

banjoclove ,

Best podcast about saints ever

This is the best podcast about saints out there. Claire’s unique, humanist voice brings new meaning and modern value to the lives and missions of the saints. Highly recommend!

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