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 Marian devotion. Gain new insights and begin or deepen your Marian devotion.

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  • Episode 69: Wearing Socks for the Glory of God with Scott Williams

    January 4th, 2021  |  36 mins 44 secs
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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.

  • Episode 61: Let the Story of Jesus Make You Less Grumpy and More Joyful with Anthony DeStefano

    December 3rd, 2020  |  23 mins 41 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney talks with children's author Anthony DeStefano about his latest Christmas children's book, "The Grumpy Old Ox." By the end of this poetic verse story, the grumpy ox experiences a transformation through the Christmas event. Hear Anthony DeStefano tell you the backstory to this beautiful Christmas story.

  • Episode 60: The Angelus is the Perfect Prayer for Advent with Jared Dees

    November 25th, 2020  |  51 mins 55 secs
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    Jared Dees discovered the Angelus prayer just a few years ago and now it has become his favorite prayer for everyday. In this conversation, Fr. Edward Looney proposes that the Angelus is the perfect prayer for Advent. If you've never prayed the Angelus, listen to this episode and commit to praying it this Advent.

  • Episode 59: Prepare for Christmas with these Amazing Advent Opportunities

    November 24th, 2020  |  38 mins 5 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Fr Joe Laramie SJ and Charbel Raish about some amazing Advent opportunities.

  • Bonus Episode 18: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics and a Conversation with Fr. James Brent, OP

    November 20th, 2020  |  26 mins 44 secs
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    It's the feast of the Presentation of Mary, at the end of this bonus episode, there is a bonus conversation with Fr. James Brent, OP about the feast. But before that, catch the latest Marian tweets and topics and Fr. Edward's commentary.

  • Episode 58: The Maternal Presence of Mary Throughout History with Mike Aquilina

    November 19th, 2020  |  51 mins 24 secs
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    Patristic scholar Mike Aquilina joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about the role of Mary throughout history and her influence in our lives.

  • Episode 57: Building the Church One Lego at a Time with John Kraemer

    November 17th, 2020  |  25 mins 29 secs
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    For over 20 years, John Kraemer has built lego churches that have been on display at Churches through Michigan and the US. This project has become a ministry for John and today he discusses with Fr. Looney how God calls all people, no matter their gifts, abilities, or disabilities.

  • Bonus Episode 17- Trending Marian Tweets and Topics

    November 14th, 2020  |  11 mins 21 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney comments on the latest social media posts pertaining to the Blessed Mother.

  • Episode 56: Try a Spiritual Pilgrimage During Advent and Christmas with Fr. Joel Sember

    November 12th, 2020  |  33 mins 45 secs
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    Advent is meant to be a season for us to prepare for Christmas. But how often do we start with good intentions and realize on Christmas Eve we never paused to pray and be silent. This week, Fr. Edward Looney talks with Fr. Joel Sember, author of "Oriens: A Pilgrimage Through Advent and Christmas," who will guide us to a more prayerful Advent season and beyond.