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 185: How to Prepare for Scapular Enrollment or Renew Your Scapular Devotion with Fr. Jeffrey Kirby
October 17th, 2022 | 25 mins 37 secs
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Fr. Kirby has been a devotee of the scapular since his childhood and recently he penned a nine day preparation for enrollment in the brown scapular. Not only is the book useful for preparing to enroll but it can be a help to someone who wants to renew or deepen their scapular devotion. In this interview with Frs. Looney and Kirby, learn the origin story of the scapular, what it promises, what it requires of a devotee, and whether or not you can wear a scapular medal.
Episode 184: How to Use the Joyful Mysteries to Encounter Mary Throughout Life with Maria Gallagher
October 12th, 2022 | 34 mins 56 secs
During the pandemic, Maria Gallagher went deeper into the joyful mysteries and felt called to write about them. Marian Press has published her reflections in "Joyful Encounters with Mary: A Woman's Guide to Living the Mysteries of the Rosary". In this conversation with host Fr. Edward Looney, Maria shares her insights into the rosary and the format of her reflective rosary book.
Episode 183: A Catholic Priest Meets a Missionary with Wycliffe Bible Translators on an Airplane with Ken Morton
October 3rd, 2022 | 48 mins 53 secs
Fr. Edward Looney flew to Portugal and sat next to a guy on the plane. As they talked, Fr. Edward knew he was a man of faith, and they talked for hours about holy matters. Fr. Edward was impressed by his work with Wycliffe Bible Translators, and knew he wanted to converse with him at length for a podcast. In this episode, a Catholic Priest, talks with an Evangelical Christian about the bible, and yes, Mary is a part of the conversation.
Episode 182: The Knights of Columbus are Telling Mother Teresa's Story with David Naglieri
September 29th, 2022 | 23 mins 1 sec
Mother Teresa was once a household name. People knew her story and who she was. With the passing of time, on the occasion of her 25th anniversary of death, the Knights of Columbus have produced a documentary about her life that will renew interest and devotion to her. Whether you know her story or are just learning about her, the upcoming Fathom Event is a must for you. Plan to attend in theatres on October 3 and 4.
Episode 181: Meet St. Michael the Archangel in a New Documentary with Oscar Delgado
September 28th, 2022 | 13 mins 32 secs
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with movie producer Oscar Delgado about a new documentary showing in theatres for one night only tomorrow, Thursday, September 29th through a Fathom release. The documentary is called "St. Michael: Meet the Angel." With the world we live in today, we surely need St. Michael. Learn more about the documentary by tuning in.
Episode 180: Understanding the Spiritual Writings of Blessed Columba Marmion with Fr. Cassian Koenemann, OSB
September 27th, 2022 | 34 mins 24 secs
Blessed Columba Marmion was an Irish diocesean priest who entered Maredsous Abbey in Belgium. He wrote many spiritual classics pertaining to vocational states. His writings continue to enrich souls and communicate the mysteries of our faith. In today's episode, Fr. Looney interviews Fr. Cassian Koenemann, OSB of St. Louis Abbey who is a researcher about the works of Marmion and who wrote a book titled "The Grace of Nothingness about Marmion's doctrine.
Episode 179: The Musical Ministry Travels of Anna Nuzzo and an Upcoming Pilgrimage
September 23rd, 2022 | 44 mins 31 secs
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Anna Nuzzo about her music ministry that has brought her to the Mystical Shrine in New York and the work she has done with Jeannie Ewing and the Marians of the Immaculate Conception. Fr. Looney and Anna then talk about a pilgrimage opportunity they are offering to Belgium beginning on Memorial Day 2023 through June 9, 2023. Listen to Anna's music and her reflections about ministry in this interview!
Episode 178: The Life and Legacy of Francis Cardinal George with Truth & Life Audio Bible Producer Mike Stark
September 20th, 2022 | 45 mins 16 secs
Fr. Edward spent four years studying for the priesthood at Mundelein Seminary. During his time, he heard many lectures and homilies given by Cardinal George. In today's episode, Fr. Looney speaks with Mike Stark about Cardinal George's support of the Truth & Life Audio Bible and why Mike Stark hosted a documentary about the Cardinal for Shalom World Television. Fr. Looney also asks Mike, if he thinks Cardinal George will one day be a saint. Listen today and learn about one of the greatest churchmen the American Church has ever seen.
Episode 177: How Three of My Holy Heroes Inspired my Marian Devotion
September 15th, 2022 | 41 mins 57 secs
On September 14, 2022, Fr. Edward gave a talk to the Legatus Chapter in Baltimore. He spoke about his book How They Love Mary by focusing on three of his holy heroes and how they can inspire your devotion to Mary.
Episode 176: Why Fr. Edward is Writing his STL Thesis on St. Bernard of Clairvaux
September 13th, 2022 | 16 mins 31 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney goes solo in this episode as he continues to goes deeper into each person featured in his latest book How They Love Mary available from Sophia Institute Press. In this episode Fr. Edward shares about some of the Marian writings of St. Bernard and how he began his research career with St. Bernard.
Episode 175: The Jesuits, St. Ignatius, and Mary with Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ
September 6th, 2022 | 39 mins 36 secs
Episode 174: Why are there celebrities meeting with Pope Francis this week? With Luis Quinelli
August 31st, 2022 | 17 mins 1 sec
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On August 31 and September 1, A List celebrities will be converging on the Vatican for a special meeting to talk about faith and media with the Holy Father. Learn more about the Vitae Summit with Luis Quinelli, the man behind the event.
Episode 173: How Fr. Lukas Etlin, OSB lived his Monastic Vocation at Conception Abbey with Fr. Pachomius
August 29th, 2022 | 53 mins 52 secs
In the book How They Love Mary, Fr. Edward wrote about Fr. Lukas Etlin, OSB, a monk of Conception Abbey. Today, a monk of Conception Abbey and the Vice Rector of Conception Seminary College, Fr. Pachomius Meade, OSB joins Fr. Edward to talk about monastic life, the selection of monastic names, the life of Fr. Lukas Etlin and his contribution to the life of the Church, and the connection of Conception Abbey to the Benedictine sisters in Clyde, Missouri.
Episode 172: How Catholic Poetry Helps Us to Belong to Christ with Christina M. Sorrentino
August 25th, 2022 | 27 mins 30 secs
Christina Sorrentino is a devout, young adult Catholic, striving toward holiness and the kingdom of Heaven by her writing and poetry. Today, she joins Fr. Edward Looney and discusses her love for priesthood and departure from the convent which she writes about her in poems.
Episode 171: Mother Mary Francis is Fr. Edward's Favorite Spiritual Writer
August 22nd, 2022 | 24 mins 16 secs
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In this episode, Fr. Edward resumes the sequence of interviews about his book chapters in How They Love Mary. There is no interview here, but Fr. Edward shares about this spiritual writer who has impacted his life and preaching.
Episode 170: St. Anthony Mary Claret was a Son of Mary Who Served Slaves and Kings
August 18th, 2022 | 27 mins 28 secs
Do you know the story of St. Anthony Mary Claret? No? Then check and see if there is a showing of "Slaves and Kings" at your local movie theatre this Monday, August 22, dubbed in English, or August 23 in Spanish. You'll learn about this saint who had a missionary heart and loved Mary and at the same time send a message that people want to see religious movies!