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Author: Claire Ellendson

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In this podcast, Claire Ellendson tells the stories of Catholic Saints while appreciating what made them human. Dead Friends, pray for us!
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Today's episode features one of the Church's absolute POWERHOUSES of the priestly life. Saint John Vianney demonstrates for us the power in relying on the Lord in every need and in perseverance in a life of holiness. I am so thankful to my wise and hilarious friend Max for being a guest on this podcast and for speaking about one of his patrons.Please pray for Max and all other seminarians!Resources for this episode:Sermons of the Cure d'AresThank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me:Instagram:  deadfriendsaintsEmail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli and his dedication to spreading the Gospel is one of the most inspiring things I've heard about in a long time. Big thanks to Wil Kratt for being on this episode to teach us all about this amazing man!Please pray for Wil and all other seminarians preparing for the priesthood.Resources for this episode:Memoirs of Venerable Samuel Mazzuchelli Thank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me:Instagram:  deadfriendsaintsEmail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Saint Agatha

Saint Agatha

2021-11-1010:55

Saint Agatha is one of the Church's OG virgin martyrs. She suffered horrific torture with such joy and is now usually depicted in all of her glory holding her amputated breasts on a platter like "NO BIG DEAL".  Sheesh. Thank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
I am so inspired and moved by the Pierre Toussaint's story. This guy really understood what it meant to be kind and generous without counting the cost in a time where he was not viewed as an equal. He was born into slavery but preached freedom throughout his whole life. Venerable Pierre Toussaint, Pray for us!Resources for this episode:www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248158/10-fascinating-facts-about-pierre-toussaint-a-former-slave-on-the-road-to-sainthoodwww.loyolapress.com/catholic-resources/saints/saints-stories-for-all-ages/venerable-pierre-toussainthttps://youtu.be/tVB6Mu3O1OgThank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Very wonderful and wintery vibe on this guy. I desperately want to see Venerable Bishop Baraga become a saint in my lifetime so lets get those intercessory prayers go'n!A shout out to my own dear Archbishop, Archbishop Hebda for suggesting this Dead Friend and for his own faithful leadership of his flock. Resources for this episode:https://www.dioceseofmarquette.org/venbishopbaragahistoryShepherd of the Wilderness: A Biography of Bishop Frederic BaragaThank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Today's episode covers King David and features my good buddy John-Joe. I am so thankful for his willingness to join us all the way from Scotland, and I thoroughly enjoyed reflecting on the story of one of the most iconic men in the old testament! Resources for this episode:the Biblehttps://www.worldhistory.org/King_David/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4DzO2ySgiMThank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Saint Vitalis was seriously such kind and consoling dude. Can't wait to meet him in heaven. Thanks for being on the pod, Stephen! Thank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Saint Mother Théodora Guérin was so lovely and is a powerful intercessor for the midwest! Check out this episode about her and take a look around my new website here: www.deadfriendsaints.comPraise God for all of the ways that He continues to work through this podcast, and thank you all for your prayers and for listening!Thank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
This has been a long time coming! Here is an episode about Pope Saint John Paul the Great featuring the remarkable  Rachel Wong of the Feminine Genius Podcast. I am beyond thankful to have had this life-giving conversation with her all about how our lives have been changed by good ol' JPII.Subscribe and listen to her podcast here:www.femininegeniuspodcast.comResources for this episode: www.usccb.org/offices/general-secretariat/important-dates-life-pope-john-paul-iiwww.vatican.va/content/john-paul-ii/en/letters/1995/documents/hf_jp-ii_let_29061995_women.htmlThank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Another huge thank you to H. and Austin from the Dudes That Babel for being on this two-part episode of Dead Friend! They talk about their patron Saint Drogo who was emo WAY before it was cool. These guys are about a great work in the Church and are well worth a listen.Check out this fantastic podcast at their website:https://dudesthatbabel.comThank you to:Catherine Bryant for the musicJacque Szczepanski for the cover artMSP Catholic and CEND.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
I had the honor of speaking with founder of the Human Condition Kristen Hill about the patroness of her foundation, Dorothy Day! This Servant of God is worth the time to get to know. Thank you for being a part of this episode, Kristen!Check out all of the amazing work that Kristen is doing at her website:www.thehumanconditioncommunity.orgSome of the other resources mentioned in this episode:www.catholicpsych.comThe movie "Entertaining Angels: Dorothy Day Story"The autobiography of Dorothy Day, published in 1952 "The Long Loneliness"  Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Saint Jeanne Jugan

Saint Jeanne Jugan

2021-09-0116:14

Here is a rambling episode about a saint who has been an inspiration to me for a loooooong time. So many still benefit from the work that Saint Jeanne began through the power of God!Learn all about her order the Little Sisters of the Poor right here:https://littlesistersofthepoor.org/saint-jeanne-jugan/her-story/Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Guys, Darwin Ramos was absolutely a light to our times! I can not wait to see him become a saint in our lifetime, and I am so thankful to my dear friend Mariah Schultz for being my guest this episode. Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Thanks for being on my podcast as a round 2, Jacque! Also thanks to Saint Denis for being such a baddie esp. with his head cut cleeeeean off.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Another thank you to his excellency, Archbishop Bernard A. Hebda!We celebrate the year of Saint Joseph and the one year anniversary of Dead Friend Saints by talking about Saint Joseph in this episode. Please pray for Archbishop Hebda and all of our faithful priests and bishops.Here are the resources that the Archbishop recommends in this episode:Apostolic letter on the year of Saint Joseph: https://www.vatican.va/content/francesco/en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco-lettera-ap_20201208_patris-corde.htmlThe Anxiety of Saint Joseph (L'anxiété de Saint Joseph) Painting by James Tissot:https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/opencollection/objects/4426Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Saint Rose of Lima

Saint Rose of Lima

2021-08-0411:13

Our dead friend Saint Rose was the first saint to be canonized from the Americas! This episode is all about what a gorgeous baddie she really was. Also, thank you all for being along for almost a whole year of Dead Friend Saints!Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Saint Philip Neri demonstrates the balance of playfulness and holiness so beautifully! A gigantic thank you to my guest Josh Billing for introducing me to this amazing man and for his witness in this episode.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
WOW. I really just scratched the surface on this one. I gotta find an amazing guest to tell us more about Saint Teresa Benedicta of the Cross but for now, enjoy this episode all about her!Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
GUYS! It's season 2 of Dead Friend Saints! Thanks to everyone who listens and a special thank you to my good buddy Wil Kratt for being my guest on this podcast. Today we talked about Saint Anthony of Padua and you'll FIND that he is a powerful intercessor for much more than lost items. Please pray for Wil in his discernment.Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaintsDead Friend, pray for us!
Here I get to cover my patroness and her companions in the last episode of season 1! Thank you all for the amazing support and love that you have shown for Dead Friend over the past 11 months. I look forward to coming back with season 2 next week. Praise God!Dead Friends, Pray for us!Follow me on instagram:  deadfriendsaintsemail:  deadfriendsaints@gmail.comFacebook: facebook.com/deadfriendsaintsTikTok: @deadfriendsaints
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