Ave Explores Series

“Amen, I say to you, whatever you did for one of these least brothers of mine, you did for me.” (Mt. 25:40)

As Christians we are called to love and serve others in a variety of ways. The spiritual and corporal works of mercy, for example, urge us to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, comfort the afflicted, visit the sick and imprisoned, shelter the homeless, and pray for the living and the dead.

Ave Explores: Faith in Action showcases a variety of ministries throughout the world that care for the poor, displaced, imprisoned, and forgotten. You will learn about saints whose lives were focused on service to others. And you will walk away with simple ways to put catholic social teaching principles into practice and serve your community in everyday life.



Week 1: What Is Faith in Action?

This week, Ave Explores: Faith in Action considers why Catholic social teaching is important to us as individuals and to the Church as a whole. Growing in our faith compels us to help those in need, preach the Gospel to the margins, and engage in practicing the Corporal and Spiritual Works of Mercy.

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Week 2: Loving People

This week, Ave Explores: Faith in Action looks at how the people we are called to serve should be known, loved, cared for, and encountered with love, respect, and attention to who they are: men and women first loved by God.

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Week 3: The Dignity of Human Life

Ave Explores: Faith in Action considers how defending life, in all stages and at every level, is work to be done first by spending time with and growing in friendship with those whose lives are threatened, hurt, marginalized, or ignored.

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Week 4: Faith in Action Today

This week, Ave Explores: Faith in Action wraps up with inspiring and honest insights on how putting our faith in action is perhaps most necessary at this moment, and how loving and caring for others - and practicing the principles of Catholic social teaching - is precisely what can help heal, and transform a broken world.

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Do you want to know more about the ministries highlighted in Ave Explores: Faith in Action? Are you ready to get involved in ministries in your community, across the United States, or abroad? Check out this list of resources. It will give you a starting point to find out more.

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