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The Ave Explores podcast will focus on the Eucharist and what it means to welcome the Eucharistic Lord into our hearts, homes, and neighborhoods.

Catholics believe that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith, but what does this really mean and what difference does it make in our lives?

Ave Explores is a multimedia series created to help people examine the Catholic faith by taking an in-depth look at topics that are relevant to their daily spiritual life in a fresh, engaging, and practical way. Hosted by Katie Prejean McGrady, Ave Explores aims to nourish the faith of everyday Catholics in ways that make a difference to everyday life.

The new season of Ave Explores will consider the mystery of the Eucharist, how it heals and changes us, and what it means to welcome the Eucharistic Lord into our hearts, homes, and neighborhoods.

Guests and topics will include:

• Week 1: Sr. Alicia Torres, FE, how the Eucharist changes us;
• Week 2: Timothy P. O’Malley, becoming Eucharistic people;
• Week 3: Heather and Jake Khym, the healing power of the Eucharist;
• Week 4: Perpetua Charles, Eucharistic Adoration;
• Week 5: Kathryn and Scott Whitaker, the Eucharist in our homes;
• Week 6: Joel Stepanek, how the Eucharist revives us; and
• Week : Fr. Ryan Rojo, how the Eucharist sends us forth.

Each week, one of the priests serving as Eucharistic preachers for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops as part of the Eucharistic Revival will answer questions about the Real Presence of Christ at the end of the regular Ave Explores podcast. They include Fr. Robert Spitzer; Fr. Patrick Mary Briscoe, OP; Fr. Rafael Capó; Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ; Fr. Jonathan Meyer; Fr. Malachy Napier, CFR; and Fr. Timothy Anastos.

In addition, a different saint or holy person with a particular devotion to the Eucharist will be featured on Ave’s social media channels (@avemariapress), including Blessed Carlo Acutis; Servant of God Dorothy Day; St. Isaac Jogues, SJ; Servant of God Fr. Ragheed Ganni; St. José Luis Sanchez del Rio; St. Kateri Tekakwitha; and St. Teresa of Calcutta.

Ave Explores: The Eucharist begins April 26. A special preview podcast with Fr. Craig Vasek, one of the Eucharistic preachers for the Revival, will be available beginning April 19.

The Ave Explores podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Spoke Street Media.


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