Claire Ellendson from St. Mark to St. Paul offers faith-filled fodder for All Saints ‘Day, All Saints’ Day and beyond.
His podcast, “Dead Friend Saints,” consists of carefully researched and prayerful stories of saints and saints in the making, Ellendson told Patrick Conley, host of the radio show “Practicing Catholic” on Relevant Radio. 1330 AM, for an episode premiere at 9 p.m. on October 22.
Granted, the podcast praises each saint’s virtues, but the stories also attempt to explain their challenges, failures, and human struggles, and “how Jesus entered their breaking and healed them,” Ellendson said.
Finding their individualism – passions and character traits – can be tricky when little is known about a saint, but there is also the historical context of each life, coupled with what they are the patron of, when their feast day is. celebrated and how they met their end, she said.
“It has given me great comfort, just in my personal life,” to know how God comes into their lives, said Ellendson.
Some saints are easier for her to understand than others, she said. Every other podcast now has a special guest, who can relay information about the Saints who are important to them, and how they seek the intercession of the Saints in trying to do God’s will, she said.
Knowing the stories of the saints also helps him realize that Jesus is not calling him to be a “cookie cutter form of what Christ could be,” Ellendson said. Jesus wants everyone to be completely themselves while being cleansed from sin, she said.
Choosing which saint to look for and speak to at any given time is often the result of praying for the intercession of several saints while browsing through requests, spotting an upcoming holiday or receiving a holy card, she said. declared.
“When I open my eyes it seems to find its place,” she said.
To learn more about Ellendson’s podcasts, listen to this episode of “Practicing Catholic” and visit his website at deadfriendsaints.com. The Catholic Spirit wrote about Ellendson and his ministry.
Produced by Relevant Radio and the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, the latest show also includes interviews with approximately 2,400 pumpkins for sale on the lawn of Our Lady of Peace School in South Minneapolis, and a pilgrimage walk for racial reconciliation scheduled for November 6. in Minneapolis from the Ascension to St. Mary’s Basilica. The show also airs on Relevant Radio at 9 p.m. on October 23 and 2 p.m. on October 24.
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