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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Episodes

  • Episode 134: How Dan Venezia Became Devoted to the Rosary During the COVID-19 Pandemic

    March 17th, 2022  |  42 mins 36 secs
    blesed virgin, covid, covid19, dan venezia, ewtn, mary, mother angelica, rosary, surviving covid-19

    Dan Venezia, a former MLB player, was one of the first people in New York who came down with Covid-19. Hospitalized during Holy Week, he turned to prayer, and through television, he began praying the rosary with Mother Angelica on EWTN. In this episode, Dan shares his passion, love, and devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary with host Fr. Edward Looney.

  • Episode 133: How to Notice the Devil in Your Spiritual Life with Dan Burke

    March 14th, 2022  |  30 mins 23 secs
    avila, dan burke, devil, prayer, spiritual warfare, teresa of avila

    In this week's episode, Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Dan Burke, founder of the Avila Institute, about the spiritual life and how to notice the presence of the devil. Dan will help you to learn how to pray beyond intercessory and to enter into discursive prayer with the Almighty God.

  • Episode 132: The Message, Prophecies, and Miracles of Garabandal with Glenn Hudson

    March 7th, 2022  |  54 mins 8 secs
    apparitions, blessed virgin, chastisement, garabandal, illumination of conscience, mary, miracle, prophecies

    A few years ago, Fr. Edward Looney learned about Garabandal through a movie that he the chance to see. At the time he was skeptical about the phenomena, but recently he has been growing in devotion and appreciation of this 1960s Spanish Marian apparition. Today, he speaks with Glenn Hudson about everything related to Garabandal. Take a listen and judge for yourself.

  • Episode 131: Saintly Moms Inspiring Modern Day Moms with Kelly Guest

    February 28th, 2022  |  34 mins 29 secs
    intercession, kelly guest, moms, motherhood, parenting, prayer, saintly moms, saints

    Years ago Kelly Guest would not have imagined being a mother when she entered the convent. God led her out of the convent before her final vows and now she is the mother of nine children. As a faithful and devout Catholic, Kelly Guest has turned to the holy example of saintly moms to help her be a better and holier mother. Learn about these saintly moms as Fr. Edward converses with Kelly.

  • Episode 130: Go Deeper with Mary in Family Prayer Every Week of the Year with Katherine Bogner

    February 20th, 2022  |  32 mins 44 secs
    domestic church, family catechesis, family prayer, katherine bogner, marian prayer, prayer, through the year

    Katie Bogner is helping families incorporate prayer to Jesus through Mary with her series, "Through the Year with Jesus" and "Through the Year with Mary." In this conversation with host Fr. Edward Looney, Katherine discusses Mary in the context of families, catechesis, the rosary and Advent.

  • Episode 129: The Faith of an Actress in Hollywood with Brenda Lorena Garcia

    February 17th, 2022  |  28 mins 28 secs
    biography of mary, brenda lorena garcia, faith in hollywood, hollywood, maria of agreda, mystical city of god

    Brenda Lorena Garcia is a stunt-double and a Hollywood actress who loves God and the Blessed Mother. A part of Opus Dei and the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary, she seeks to attend Mass daily, pray the rosary, and do spiritual reading. She recently discovered Fr. Edward Looney's Mystical City of God in a Year Podcast and shares why she is listening and what she hopes to take away from the work of Venerable Maria of Agreda.

  • Episode 128: Being Single on St. Valentine's Day with Annie Harton

    February 14th, 2022  |  40 mins 31 secs
    dating, datingfast, marriage, single

    Annie Harton is a single lady, who happens to be a marriage therapist. After a break up with her boyfriend, she observed a dating fast, and during that time wrote her book "Single Truth: You Are More Than Your Relationship Status." Today, she speaks with Fr. Edward about dating, praying for your spouse, and the marriage of Joseph and Mary.

  • Episode 127: A Family Prayer for Healing in Lourdes with Christy Wilkens

    February 7th, 2022  |  36 mins 15 secs
    apparition, healing, lourdes

    Christy Wilkens journeyed to Lourdes, France with her husband and son. There they prayed for a miracle. She shares their experience and the unexpected graces received.

  • Episode 126: Fr. Edward Talks to a Super Fan of How They Love Mary

    January 31st, 2022  |  44 mins 31 secs
    feedback, fr edward looney, podcast host, spotify, twitter

    Kirby, a listener of How They Love Mary tagged Fr. Edward in a Twitter post indicating that on Spotify Unwrapped he was the number one listener of this podcast. Fr. Edward thought it would be fun to talk with Kirby about the podcast, and what he likes, and to give Fr. Edward feedback and advice.

  • Episode 125: Meet Sister Thea Bowman, a Black American with a Cause for Sainthood with Karianna Frey

    January 24th, 2022  |  45 mins 33 secs
    blackhistory, catholic, catholicblackhistory, theabowman

    February is Black History Month and Fr. Edward thought it would be good for him to learn about some of the Black Americans with a cause for sainthood. Thanks to Ave Maria Press and Karianna Frey, this February he will be getting to know Sister Thea Bowman, a fellow Wisconsinite and holy woman of God.

  • Episode 124: Jesus and Mary Care About Your Mental Health with Colin Nykaza

    January 17th, 2022  |  41 mins 23 secs
    anxiety, catholic, divine mercy, dorothy day, jesus, mary, mental health, new york city, ocd, the chosen, young adults

    Colin Nykaza discovered his devotional life aided his struggles with mental health. By turning to Our Lady and the Divine Mercy, he found heavenly help with anxiety and ocd. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, the two discuss The Chosen, Dorothy Day, Young Adult Ministry, and how devotionalism aids mental health.

  • Episode 123: Ask for Mary's Quick and Prompt Help in New Orleans with Sr. Carolyn Brockland

    January 10th, 2022  |  26 mins 1 sec
    andrewjackson, frenchquarter, hurricanes, neworleans, ourlady, promptsuccor, quickhelp

    The Ursuline Sisters arrival in New Orleans brought a devotion to Our Lady as Prompt Succor. Andrew Jackson implored the help of Our Lady of Prompt Succor, and many have throughout the centuries. She is the patroness of Louisiana and is invoked during time of hurricanes. Learn more about Our Lady of Prompt Succor with Sr. Carolyn Brockland.

  • Episode 122: A Handy Little Podcast about Prayer As We Begin 2022 with Barb Szyszkiewicz

    January 3rd, 2022  |  31 mins 51 secs
    prayer

    Barb Szyszkiewicz has authored "The Handy Little Guide to Prayer" with OSV and offers us tips to engage and deepen our prayer life in 2022. How do you pray now? What are your favorite prayers? How do I pray without ceasing? What if I don't feel God's closeness? All these questions and more are addressed in today's conversation.

  • Episode 121: Introducing The Mystical City of God in One Year Podcast

    January 1st, 2022  |  25 mins 51 secs
    mariaofagreda, marysbiography, mysticalcity

    Venerable Maria of Agreda, a 17th century Spanish mystic, wrote the life of the Blessed Virgin in "The Mystical City of God." It's four volumes and more than 2500 pages long. And Fr. Edward Looney is going to read it in a year. In this episode, he shares why and the first day of the podcast.

  • Episode 120: [Replay] How To Pick A Saint for the New Year with Meg Hunter Kilmer

    December 30th, 2021  |  1 hr 22 mins
    intercession, patron, pray for us, saints

    Meg Hunter Kilmer joined Fr. Edward at the end of 2020 to talk about her love for the saints and encouraged us to pick a patron saint in 2021. Her episode is the number one most listened to podcast of How They Love Mary. With the new year approaching, I am re-releasing our conversation for your spiritual edification.

  • Episode 119: How to Read More Books in 2022 with Steven McEvoy

    December 28th, 2021  |  39 mins 13 secs
    books, goals, reading, reviews

    Steven McEvoy reads hundreds of books each year. How does he do it? He shares reviews on his book blog, (available here: https://www.bookreviewsandmore.ca/). Today, he shares his methods and secrets to help us become more voracious readers.