How They Love Mary
Weekly encouragement to begin or deepen your Marian devotion
We found 10 episodes of How They Love Mary with the tag “book interview”.
Episode 205: Two Lenten Projects You Can Still Take Advantage of with Bisong and Anthony
March 13th, 2023 | 40 mins 17 secs
book interview, movie interview
Today is a special podcast, two interviews with two different people sharing about offerings for Lent that you can still take advantage of before Easter. Bisong joins Fr. Edward to talk about his 1 hour long meditation on the Stations of the Cross from Mary's perspective and Anthony Kolenc shares about the Catholic Teen Book Collective "Ashes: Visible and Invisible." Learn about the projects and what each has to offer in this episode!
Episode 204: A Story of Redemptive Suffering, Healing, and Forgiveness with Caitie Crowley
March 6th, 2023 | 41 mins 2 secs
Catie Crowley as involved in a car accident and it took her a year to literally get back on her feet. She shares about her story in her book "Stepping Up!: How Christ Turned My Pain & Suffering into Hope & Joy." Her story is one that can help us better understand suffering during the season of Lent and whenever we experience it throughout life.
Episode 202: Ordinary and Extraordinary Miracles Take Place in Lourdes Everyday with Marlene Watkins
February 20th, 2023 | 40 mins 42 secs
Marlene Watkins is the founder of Our Lady of Lourdes Hospitality North American Volunteers and has shared about her many years of pilgrimage experiences in her latest book "Everyday Miracles of Lourdes." Discovery the beauty of this Marian apparition through stories and sharing from Marlene in this episode of How They Love Mary.
Episode 201: Everything You Wanted to Know About Mormonism and Why Jeremy Christianson Left It To Become Catholic
February 14th, 2023 | 46 mins 57 secs
book interview, conversion story
Jeremy Christianson recently penned his conversion memoir "From the Susquehanna to the Tiber: A Memoir of Conversion from Mormonism to the Roman Catholic Church" with Ignatius Press. In this interview, Fr. Edward Looney learns the basic tenants of Mormonism and what they believe, and why Jeremy Christianson found Catholicism attractive.
Episode 199: Why Do Some Catholics Consecrate Themselves to Mary? with Shane Kapler
January 23rd, 2023 | 51 mins 33 secs
book interview, marian consecration
St. Louis de Montfort in the 1700's proposed total consecration to Jesus through Mary. He wasn't the first. In fact, Catholic apologist Shane Kapler argues that Marian consecration has its roots in the bible, and not just the New Testament but also in the Old Testament. In this interview, you will learn why Catholics consecrate their lives to Mary and where you can find that in the bible. We also talk about vocabulary and whether or not we should say consecration versus entrustment. If you are considering Marian consecration, then this is the episode to convince you as to why you should.
Episode 198: The Inspiring Stories and Heroism of Our Someday Saints with Laurie Schmitt
January 16th, 2023 | 44 mins 31 secs
book interview, saints
Blessed Solanus Casey, Venerable Frederic Baraga, and Venerable Samuel Mazuchelli all have something in common. They are someday saint and also featured in a book by Laurie Schmitt. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, Laurie shares about her writing projects, devotion to the someday saints, and how they impress her.
Episode 193: The Power of Sacramentals for Today, Tomorrow, the New Year, and the Rest of Your Life with Allison Gingras
December 13th, 2022 | 47 mins 16 secs
book interview, sacramentals
Sacramentals are often given as gifts for special sacramental celebrations. Rosaries, scapulars, medals, and the list goes on. What is the value of a sacramental? How do you pick a sacramental for your life? Catholic mom, writer, blogger, and podcaster Allison Gingras recently published her book "Encounter Signs of Faith" with Ave Maria Press about her adoption journey and its connection with sacramentals. Join Fr. Looney and Allison for this conversation about the role of sacramentals in their lives.
Episode 190: Haley Stewart's Recommendations for Advent, Literature, and How to Live a Simpler Life
November 21st, 2022 | 36 mins 9 secs
Haley Stewart joins Fr. Edward and they discuss a smattering of topics, including Caryl Houselander's book The Reed of God as a good Advent read, Haley's children's books, her fascination with Jane Austen, and how her family began living more simply.
Episode 189: Spruce Up the Jesse Tree in Your Advent Devotional Life with Eric Sammons
November 16th, 2022 | 31 mins 47 secs
Eric Sammons and his family each year prepare for Christmas with a lesser known Advent devotion called the Jesse Tree. It centers on the genealogy of Jesus from Matthew's Gospel which leads us to His nativity in Bethlehem. In this episode Eric Sammons explains the devotion, how he practices it with his family, and how you can too.
Episode 187: How Lorelei Savaryn Introduces Readers to Christian Themes about Death in her Fiction Writing
October 31st, 2022 | 37 mins 4 secs
book interview, purgatory
Lorelei Savaryn is an author with Penguin Random House and loves to tell magical stories in the spirit of C.S. Lewis. In her latest book, The Edge of In Between, the themes of heaven and purgatory come out in the story. In this conversation with Fr. Edward Looney, Lorelei shares about her life as a fiction author and the inspiration for her stories.