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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Episodes

  • Episode 87: Learning How to Pray Like the Blessed Mother with Fr. James Martin, SJ

    May 3rd, 2021  |  49 mins 42 secs
    apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, holyland, jamesmartin, jesuit, lourdes, marian, mary, prayer

    Popular Catholic priest and Jesuit Fr. James Martin recently authored "Learning How to Pray: A Guide for Everyone." This week on How They Love Mary, he discusses with Fr. Edward Looney how to help people pray, different methods and styles of prayer, how to ask Mary's intercession, and how to pray like Mary.

  • Episode 86: Wandering as a Pilgrim in a Video Game with Joellyn Ciccarelli

    April 26th, 2021  |  25 mins 6 secs
    bernadette, blessedmother, catholic, coppa, faith, lourdes, pilgrim, pilgrimage, videogame

    Screen time has become very common in the life of children today and now they can use that time to learn the faith through a new innovative video game available from Loyola Press called Wanderlight. Joellyn Ciccarelli shares about the game with Fr. Edward Looney on this week's episode.

  • Episode 85: What Heaven Intends for You and Me with Amanda Lauer

    April 19th, 2021  |  36 mins 21 secs
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    Amanda Lauer is a Catholic fiction writer and today shares about her Heaven Intended series and the value of Catholic fiction.

  • Episode 84: Confronting Addiction from the Perspective of Faith with Bobby Newman

    April 13th, 2021  |  28 mins 29 secs
    addiction, devotion, faith, gospel, prayer

    Bobby Newman knows the struggle with addiction all to well and now he helps others address their addictions with the power of faith.

  • Episode 83 : St. Faustina is in the Clubhouse

    April 7th, 2021  |  32 mins 56 secs
    blessed mother, catholic, devotion, divinemercy, faith, marian, motherhood, parenting, rosary

    Emily Jaminet has a strong devotion to Divine Mercy and the Sacred Heart. During this novena of Divine Mercy, she shares with us the role of Divine Mercy in her life. Further, she is active on a new social media platform called Clubhouse. Never heard of it? Emily will share more about it in her conversation with Fr. Edward Looney.

  • Episode 82: The World that Joseph and Mary Knew with Mike Aquilina

    March 31st, 2021  |  30 mins 5 secs
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    This is a special crossover episode from Fr. Edward's #YearofStJoseph podcast, Cup of St. Joe. Patristic scholar Mike Aquilina offers us reflections on the world of Joseph and Mary including a discussion about the marriage of Joseph and Mary.

  • Episode 81: Touched by the Blessed Mother in the Film Resurrection with Roma Downey

    March 26th, 2021  |  26 mins 44 secs
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    Fr. Edward Looney interviews Roma Downey, the acclaimed actress from Touched by an Angel, and producer with her husband Mark Burnett of The Bible Series and now a new film releasing on Discovery Plus just in time for Easter- Resurrection. In Fr. Looney's opinion, it is the most exquisite portrayal of the Blessed Mother in film he has ever scene. He discusses with Roma Downey the Blessed Virgin's role in the passion and the days of Easter. This is a must listen to episode.

  • Episode 80: Teach Children Mary's Many Titles with Our Lady's Picture Book with Anthony DeStefano

    March 25th, 2021  |  25 mins 58 secs
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    Anthony DeStefano has done it again offering children a beautiful book about the Blessed Mother in his latest book Our Lady's Picture Book. Introduce your children and grandchildren to the many titles of the Blessed Mother. Fr. Edward Looney unpacks the contents and inspiration behind the book in this episode of How They Love Mary.

  • Episode 79: Forgiveness and the Eucharist defined Fr. Ubald's Life with Heidi Hess Saxton

    March 22nd, 2021  |  40 mins 18 secs
    apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, forgiveness, healing, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage, rwanda, ubald

    Fr. Ubald had a reputation has a holy priest and Jesus worked healings as he carried the Eucharistic Lord in the monstrance. He survived the Rwandan Genocide. He died in 2021, after a long battle with Covid. Heidi Hess Saxton, an editor with Ave Maria Press, worked hand in hand with Fr. Ubald on his book, and she shares his story of forgiveness with us today.

  • Episode 78: The Role of Mary during the Covid-19 Pandemic with Kayla Harris

    March 15th, 2021  |  39 mins 12 secs
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    Pope Francis invited Catholics throughout the world to call upon Mary's intercession to end the Covid-19 pandemic. After all, she had been implored many times in the past during disease outbreaks. Kayla Harris of the Marian Library cataloged the expressions of Marian devotion during the pandemic and she shares highlights of what she learned.

  • 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.