Talking Saints

Talking Saints is a monthly podcast the delves into the lives of saints, explaining how they lived their lives and where we might find spiritual inspiration.

Hosted ByPete Sanchez and Laurie Power

Each month, join Talking Saints hosts Laurie Power and Pete Sanchez as they dive into the lives of the saints – their work, their joys, their struggles, their passion for the Catholic faith.  These inspiring stories will set your heart ablaze and on fire to joyfully live out a life for the Lord, in the realization that, as Pope Francis says, “To be saints is not a privilege for the few, but a vocation for everyone.”

About our hosts:

Laurie Power cannot imagine journeying through life without the prayers and example of the holy men and women who have gone before us to heaven.  Talking Saints has been an incredible opportunity to grow closer to them.  Prior to serving as the Director of Evangelization and Discipleship at Christ the Redeemer Parish in Atco, Laurie was the Director of Faith Formation at Holy Child Parish in Runnemede and also discerned religious life with the Dominican Sisters of St. Cecilia in Nashville, TN.  The saints who have most impacted her life are Our Blessed Mother Mary, St. Therese of Lisieux, St. Dominic and St. Maria Goretti.

Pete Sanchez has had a blast learning about and sharing the lives of the Saints with his co-host, Laurie, since its inception in March 2018. He was humbled and honored when the podcast was recognized in 2019 by the Catholic Press Association’s Press Awards, with 2nd place in the category of “Best Podcast Program.” When not in the recording studio, Pete can be found throughout South Jersey’s Catholic communities as a journalist with the Catholic Star Herald newspaper, chronicling the inspiring stories of the faithful.  His personal saint heroes are John Paul II, Joan of Arc, and Thomas More.


All Episodes

Talking Saints – Francisco and Jacinta Marto

It’s time to Talk Saints with Laurie Power and Pete Sanchez! On the thirteenth day of May 1917, a “woman all in white, more brilliant than the sun” first...

Talking Saints – Marianne Cope

It’s a Talking Saints episode!At a time when little could be done for those suffering from leprosy, Marianne Cope showed the highest love, courage and enthusiasm.  She is a...

Saint John of the Cross

It’s a Talking Saints podcast! When he died at the young age of 49, John of the Cross – Carmelite priest, mystic, contemplative, and poet – had indeed lived...

Saint Francis Xavier Cabrini

In 1889, an Italian Catholic nun named Mother Frances Xavier Cabrini sought the permission of Pope Leo XIII to go to China as a missionary. “Not to the East, but to...

Saint Teresa of Calcutta

Instantly recognizable with her blue and white sari and ear-to-ear smile, Saint Teresa of Calcutta captivated the world with her work to the poor, sick, and disadvantaged, as foundress...

Saint Maximilian Kolbe

“Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” – John 15:13 These were the opening words of the papal decree announcing...

Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati

Who is Blessed Pier Giorgio Frassati? Faithful son and brother, amiable friend, avid mountaineer, social activist, and devotee of the Blessed Sacrament. Saint John Paul II called him “The...

Saint Thomas More

On this month’s Talking Saints, Laurie Power and Pete Sanchez reflect on the life and legacy of Saint Thomas More, a 16th century lawyer and Lord Chancellor to England’s...

Saint Joan of Arc

It’s a Talking Saints episode! Faith. Heroism. Political Intrigue. The life of Saint Joan of Arc is still a compelling one, almost 600 years after her death. Laurie Power...