How They Love Mary
Weekly encouragement to begin or deepen your Marian devotion
About the show
For centuries, believers have honored the Blessed Virgin Mary. They have written books about her, painted images, and built churches in her honor. Shrines are dedicated to her. People seek her intercession. Join host, Fr. Edward Looney and his weekly guest, as they discuss the Catholic faith and the role of Mary in their life. Gain new insights and begin or deepen your Marian devotion.
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Episode 77: Spending Hacks from a Mom of Fourteen with Sam Fatzinger
March 8th, 2021 | 52 mins 43 secs
blessed mother, catholic, devotion, faith, marian, motherhood, parenting, rosary
A few years ago, a Washington Post article made them go viral. As a simple, humble family, they choose simple living with their family of sixteen (14 kids, 2 adults). Surely with a such a life experience they have lots of advice to offer people regarding spending less and living more. If they can do it, so can you!
Episode 76: Living the Stations of the Cross with Death Before Your Eyes with Emily DeArdo
March 1st, 2021 | 31 mins 16 secs
apparitions, blessedmother, lent, mary, mementomori, stationsofthecross
Emily DeArdo was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at a young age. She overcame the possibility of death by receiving a lung transplant. Living with death before her eyes helped her to live the spiritual principle of #MementoMori. Learn how she lives the stations of the cross in her life daily.
Episode 75: Praying the Stations of the Cross through Art and Journaling with Jen Norton
February 22nd, 2021 | 38 mins 54 secs
catholic, devotion, fatima, jennorton, lent, mary, mother, pilgrimage, stationsofthecross, surrender
Artist Jen Norton joins Fr. Edward Looney to discuss her book "Surrender All: An Illuminated Journal Retreat through the Stations of the Cross." They discuss how to engage and pray with art and the benefits of journaling.
Episode 74: The Blessing of Living in Lourdes with Fr. James Phalen, CSC
February 11th, 2021 | 22 mins 27 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, lourdes, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage
Fr. James Phalen lived in Lourdes, France for several years. Today, he talks with Fr. Edward Looney about the beauty of Lourdes, Mary's appearance, and message.
Episode 73: Why Mary is Worthy of Our Imitation with Fr. Quan Tran
February 2nd, 2021 | 30 mins 48 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage, virture
Mary is the model disciple and was filled with grace and virtue. We can look to her and find in her attributes we can imitate. Fr. Quan Tran in his new book Imitation of Mary shows how Mary can aid all Christians on their journey to the kingdom of Heaven.
Episode 72: Learn the Secrets to Listening for God with Teresa Tomeo
January 25th, 2021 | 33 mins 5 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage, prayer
Veteran journalist Teresa Tomeo wants to help people listen for God in their life. Through her own story and others she has done just that with her new book from Sophia Institute Press. Today she shares with Fr. Edward Looney the secrets about listening for God.
Episode 71: A Crash Course in the Bible with Dr. Mark Giszczak
January 18th, 2021 | 1 hr 2 mins
bible, blessedmother, esv, genesis, isaiah, mary, newtestament, oldtestament, revelation
The Augustine Institute recently released a new bible translation called the ESV Catholic edition. Dr. Giszczak explains the game of biblical alphabet soup, and helps us understand the complexity of the bible.
Episode 70: Meet Blessed William Chaminade and Blessed Adele with Brother Andrew Kosmowski
January 12th, 2021 | 1 hr 19 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage
You might be familiar with the University of Dayton from college basketball. Did you know they are a Marianist college? Who are the Marianists and the saintly people behind the order? Brother Andrew Kosmowski shares about his religious community.
Episode 69: Wearing Socks for the Glory of God with Scott Williams
January 4th, 2021 | 36 mins 44 secs
apparitions, blessedvirgin, catholic, devotion, evangelization, mary, socks
Can wearing socks be an exercise in evangelization? That's the case with Sock Religious. Wear socks pertaining to the liturgical season or celebrate your favorite saints. Express your devotion to your favorite saint or let everybody know you are Catholic. This week, Scott Williams, founder of Sock Religious speaks with Fr. Edward Looney about wearing socks for the glory of God.
Episode 68: How to Find a Patron Saint for 2021 with Meg Hunter Kilmer
December 28th, 2020 | 1 hr 22 mins
blessedvirgin, catholic, devotion, mary, meghunterkilmer, prayer, rosary, saints
Meg Hunter Kilmer loves the saints and she talks with Fr. Edward Looney about familiar and obscure saints on this episode of How They Love Mary.
Episode 67: Christmas Fulfills the Old Testament with Dr. Luke Arredondo
December 21st, 2020 | 43 mins 35 secs
advent, bible, blessedvirgin, christmas, jesus, mary, new testament, old testament, prophets, scriptures
One of Dr. Luke Arredondo's favorite books is The Dawn of the Messiah by Dr. Edward Sri. This week, Luke and Fr. Edward unpack the connection between the Old and New Testament in relation to the Nativity of Jesus.
Episode 66: We on Earth Learn the Stories of the Saints in Heaven with Sr. Danielle Lussier, FSP
December 17th, 2020 | 43 mins 46 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, marian, mary, nuns, rosary, saints
The Daughters of St. Paul released a beautiful, hardcover, illustrated book for daily reading and prayer called In Caelo et in Terra: 365 Days with the Saints. This book needs to be in your home and opened daily. Hear Sr. Danielle talk about the book in greater detail with Fr. Edward Looney.
Episode 65: Fr. Looney Presents on Journeying with Mary to Bethlehem
December 15th, 2020 | 39 mins 7 secs
advent, angelus, blessedmother, guadalupe, hailmary, immaculate conception, incarnation, laleche, mary, prayer
Fr. Edward Looney recently gave a talk to the Spiritus Missionaries about Mary and the Advent Season. Hear his presentation in today's episode.
Episode 64: Fr. Looney Hosts Mary's Baby Shower
December 12th, 2020 | 1 hr 16 mins
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, guadalupe, laleche, marian, mary
Fr. Edward Looney is hosting a virtual baby shower for Mother Mary on the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Today you will meet Taylor and Katie Schmidt as they share about baby Luanna and her sister in Peru, orphans being raised by their grandparents. Afterward, I will share a little bit about Mary, Advent, and Our Lady of La Leche. And our morning will conclude with Kevin Matthews joining me to pray the rosary.
Episode 63: Mystical Wisdom for your Daily Life with Kathryn Jean Lopez
December 10th, 2020 | 58 mins 55 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, kathrynlopez, marian, mary, miracles, mystics, pilgrimage, saints
The writings are filled with wisdom for our everyday life. We can pray with their words and allow them to transform our life, challenging us to live holy lives. Kathryn Jean Lopez, author of "A Year with the Mystics" discusses their influence in her life with Fr. Edward Looney on this episode of How They Love Mary.
Episode 62: Mary's Pregnant and Needs a Baby Shower with Millennial Fiat
December 8th, 2020 | 39 mins 33 secs
advent, blessedvirgin, guadalupe, mary, pregnant, prolife
The liturgical season of Advent prepares us for Jesus' birth in Bethlehem. That means our four weeks of Advent mark the end of Mary's pregnancy. Like any expectant mom, Mary deserves a baby shower, and because she's generous, she wants it to help those in need. Fr. Looney speaks with Millennial Fiat from Instagram about her upcoming virtual event.