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Ave Explores Series

 “If angels could be jealous of men, they would be so for one reason: Holy Communion.”
—St. Maximillian Kolbe

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?

This 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.

Join host Katie Prejean McGrady and special guests including Fr. Craig Vasek, Sr. Alicia Torres, FE, Joel Stepanek, Fr. Ryan Rojo, Heather and Jake Khym, Kathryn and Scott Whitaker, Timothy P. O’Malley, and eight priests who are preachers on behalf of the National Eucharistic Congress as they explore the mystery, meaning, and majesty of the Christ’s Real Presence.


Video Screenshot for Ave Exolores: The Eucharist teaser, which has Katie Prejean McGrady in an office next to a podcast microphone.

Week 1: How and Why the Eucharist Changes Us

Sr. Alicia Torres, FE, discusses how the Eucharist is truly the person of Jesus who desires to be in relationship with us.

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Week 2: Becoming Eucharistic People

Timothy P. O'Malley talks about how the Eucharist is a renewing force in our lives—in our communities, families, homes, and personal identities.

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Week 3: Eucharistic Adoration

Perpetua Charles shares her story of finding comfort, home, and community by seeking out the Eucharist in the various places she's lived and worked​​​​​.

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Week 4: The Eucharist in Our Homes

Scott and Kathryn Whitaker discuss practical tips on prioritizing the Eucharist to build a holy and happy culture in the home. 

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Week 5: The Eucharist Heals Us

Jake and Heather Khym talk with host Katie Prejean McGrady about how a deeper understanding of the Eucharist can lead to abundant, life-changing healing in your life.

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Week 6: The Eucharist Revives Us

Joel Stepanek, chief mission officer for the tenth National Eucharistic Congress, talks about the origin and goals of the Revival.

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Week 7: The Eucharist Sends Us Forth

In the final week, Bishop Andrew Cozzens discusses the Eucharistic Revival and what can happen when people recommit themselves to Jesus. Also, hear from Fr. Robert Spitzer, SJ, on scientific approaches to explaining the Eucharist.

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