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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Wednesday Feb 22, 2023

Tony is a law professor, podcaster, speaker, and author of award-winning fiction and non-fiction. He joined Allison to discuss The Harwood Mysteries series from Loyola Press, including his latest title, The Merchant's Curse.
Learn more: http://www.antonykolenc.com/
Tony also participates in the Catholic Teen Books website and writes for their recent anthology, Ashes. Learn more here: https://www.catholicteenbooks.com (see my previous interview with Leslea Wahl).

Monday Jan 30, 2023

Erin McCole Cupp shares her new "Filled with Good: Theology of the Body for Food Addicts" Online Course. I beta tested this amazing faith-filled, inspiring, and yes, backed by science course—hear my experiences in today's podcast.
Learn more about Filled with Good at: www.ErinMcColeCupp.com

Thursday Jan 26, 2023

A perfect read for the National Eucharistic Revival. 
For Real? Christ's Presence In The Eucharist, a new book on the Real Presence of Jesus in the Eucharist. A cradle Catholic and former skeptic himself, Deacon Dennis Lambert presents evidence to radically change, affirm, or deepen your belief in the Real Presence of Christ in the Eucharist.
The book also provides a thought-provoking way to share the truth with others; truly a thoroughly entertaining interview. Learn more on www.liguori.org

Tuesday Jan 24, 2023

Allison visits with her dear friend, Marge Fenelon, to discuss Marian apparitions, especially the incredible events in Champion, Wisconsin. America’s Mary: The Story of Our Lady of Good Help. chronicles for the first time the United States’ only Church-approved Marian apparition.
Learn more about Marge on her website: MargeFenelon.com, on her podcast—Simply Holy, as well as on her social media; she can be found across all platforms! 

Monday Jan 23, 2023

Susan De Bartoli is the author of Welcoming the Christ Child with Padre Pio, an inspiring book with daily readings for Advent (or any time, really)! Each day helps you follow Padre Pio’s incredible example and welcome the Christ Child into your home and heart. You have to hear the amazing story Susan shares about Padre Pio's interference with a bombing in World War II. I recount the story in Encountering Signs of Faith, but I didn't do it 1/2 the justice she did in her hysterical rendition!Little Flower Pilgrimages: https://www.littleflowerpilgrimages.comWelcoming the Christ Child: https://www.avemariapress.com/products/welcoming-the-christ-child-with-padre-pio

Friday Dec 16, 2022

Praying the Rosary with Sacred Art: Mysteries Made Visible
(Ignatius Press). Wow. I am moving to London! I could listen to Fr. Lew preach all day!
Our conversation about the relevance and reasons for praying the Rosary, as well as ways to help those who struggle to embrace this devotion, was truly inspiring. I KNOW, I always say, but trust me, this was so very different!! Guessing recording on our Lady's Feast #ImmaculateConception could be considered perfectly timed and extra anointed!! 
For more information visit: https://www.english.op.org/author/lawrence_lew
HIGHLY recommend checking out Fr. Lew's flicker: https://www.flickr.com/photos/paullew

Thursday Dec 15, 2022

Imagine You Walked with Jesus: A Guide to Ignatian Contemplative Prayer (Our Sunday Visitor). In this special episode, we not only talk about what Imaginative Prayer is, but we also did a little exercise I think you'll really enjoy. Looking to add something a little different to your prayer life? Check out this episode. 
Find great resources from Jerry here: https://www.gracewatch.org/imagine

Thursday Dec 08, 2022

Tuesday Dec 06, 2022

Colleen Pressprich Elevator to Heaven #NewBook
The Women Doctors of the Church - Our Sunday Visitor
Learn more: https://www.elevatortoheaven.com
Saints who are: Renaissance; Spicy; Unafraid; Bold; Groundbreaking; Imperfect, and HOLY!! Stories children, and adults, need to hear! A truly engaging dialog on four incredible women doctors of the Catholic Church! 

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

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