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 06: From Islam to Catholicism with Derya Little

    April 30th, 2019  |  54 mins 49 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney converses with Derya Little, author of From Islam to Christ, about the basic principles of Islam and what led her to Christianity and ultimately Catholicism. In Trending Marian Tweets and Topics Fr. Edward reflects on praying the rosary with the dying, deepening one' s Marian spirituality, and priestly Marian spirituality.

  • Episode 05: Divine Mercy and Mary with Susan Tassone

    April 24th, 2019  |  53 mins 16 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney discusses the message of Divine Mercy and Susan Tassone's new book, Day by Day with St. Faustina. In Trending Marian Tweets and 'Topics, Fr. Looney discusses the fire at Notre Dame, whether or not Jesus appeared to His Mother after the resurrection, and other topics.

  • Episode 04: Mary in the Life of a New Convert with Mary Jo

    April 16th, 2019  |  45 mins 34 secs
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    Thousands will join the Catholic Church in the United States during the Easter Vigil. Fr. Edward Looney discusses one person's conversion and how they received the Church's Marian devotion.

  • Episode 03: Mary's Grief and Devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows w/Jeannie Ewing

    April 9th, 2019  |  1 hr 4 mins
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    As we anticipate Holy Week, Fr. Edward Looney talks with grief author Jeannie Ewing about Mary's grief and devotion to Our Lady of Sorrows.

  • Episode 02: Star of the Sea with Sr. Bethany, FSP

    April 2nd, 2019  |  54 mins 50 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney interviews Sister Bethany of the Daughters of St. Paul about the title Mary, Star of the Sea and its recurrence in her spiritual life. He provides commentary on the trending Marian tweets and topics on social media and other platforms.

  • Episode 01: Introducing How They Love Mary

    March 29th, 2019  |  27 mins 32 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney introduces the podcast "How They Love Mary" by providing background information and what you can expect each week. He shares his own Marian profile, a series of questions guests will be asked in the future.