A Seeking Heart with Allison Gingras

Sharing the Catholic faith through books, conversation, and laughter, as it is experienced in everyday life!

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Monday Nov 21, 2022

Stay Connected Series author Deanna Bartalini joins Allison to discuss her latest project—contributing to the new book Digital Ministry and Leadership in Today's Church (Liturgical Press).  An informative and enlightening discussion on entering the MISSION FIELD of the "Digital Continent" to share the Good News.  How do we approach it wisely, strategically, and, most importantly, prayerfully!! Deanna's chapter, written alongside fellow catechist, Claudia McIvor, deals with the important work of Community and Relationship Building in Virtual Spaces. Allison and Deanna illustrate with their own virtual, yet very close, friendship—right down to their coincidentally matching tumblers!! To Learn More about Deanna Bartalini, visit: DeannaBaralini.com (Not Luke Warm) To learn more or purchase a copy of this beneficial book, visit: Liturgical Press

Thursday Nov 17, 2022

Kristen Van Uden, from Sophia Institute Press, joins Allison on this episode to discuss the release of The Diary of Saint Gemma LOVED this interview filled with interesting tidbits and insights into Saint Gemma Galgani's life and faith. Plus, I get to share the INCREDIBLE story of Faithy's Miracle received through the intercession of this powerful saint she shares so much in common with!!  

Wednesday Nov 16, 2022

When you buy your #Advent candles, be sure also to pick up this gem ~ 5 -Minute Prayers around the Advent Wreath by Lisa M. Hendey (Ave Maria Press) Spend just five minutes a day praying around your Advent wreath with author and my good friend, Lisa Hendey’s heart-felt reflections, and you’ll experience the promise, renewal, and hope of the Advent season.  In fact, you can do it LIVE beginning on Sunday, November 27 at 5 pm ET/2 pm PT on her Facebook profile (and sharing the video each day at Youtube and Instagram as well)!Free Download:  Advent Reflections for Families with Children of All Ages https://www.avemariapress.com/products/advent-reflections-for-families   Loved my time chatting with Lisa about one of my favorite seasons - ADVENT! Learn more about Lisa and her amazing books (including her newest children's books #ChristmasGifts) on www.LisaHendey.com

Thursday Sep 22, 2022

Allison is joined in this episode by Catholic Fiction author, Leslea Wahl, to discuss a fantastic website for finding your next adventure (in books):  CatholicTeenBook.com CatholicTeenBooks.com was created so that you can find a variety of faith-filled teen fiction all in one place. In addition to a ton of books in several genres, you'll find links to study/discussion guides for school & book clubs, Faith Through Fiction video blogs, a Book Awards page, an Educators page, a Bookstores page, and details for scheduling author talks your school or event p.s. YA genre is fantastic for all ages! Take it from this nonfiction fanatic who is slowly being wooed into fiction through YA! More wonderful resources: Leslea Wahl's phenomenal books: LesleaWahl.com Adorable picture book from Leslea, "To Serve and Protect" Catholic Writers Guild Leslea on Instagram @MinistryThruMystery  

Monday Sep 19, 2022

In this episode, I spend time with the delightful Eileen Tully  We discuss pregnancy and infant loss, and the healing power of prayer—particularly the Rosary!  Praying with Our Lady of Sorrows: Mediations for Grieving Mothers Our Lady of Sorrows (Sept. 15th) -- Read her post on the Family Rosary blog Grieving Mothers Online Community & Retreats Learn about "grace waves" and Eileen's powerful analogy for when God says, "No."   Learn more about Eileen and her ministry, Present in the Pain at: EileenTully.com

Wednesday Jul 29, 2015

Original Air Date: February 4, 2015

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