Episode 145: Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Mary Gardens and A Tidbit on Beekeeping with Neena Gaynor
May 5th, 2022 | 42 mins 27 secs
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We crown Mary with flowers during the month of May and people often leave flowers by her statues. But did you know there is a custom of flowers evoking different attributes of Mary? In this episode, Neena Gaynor, author of "A Garden for Mary" shares about the tradition of Mary Gardens and at the end she shares about being a beekeeper too.
Episode 136: The Messages Received by Joseph Terelya in a Ukrainian Marian Apparition with Michael Lichens
March 24th, 2022 | 35 mins 43 secs
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Fr. Edward Looney talks with Catholic Exchange Editor Michael Lichens about a 1987 Marian apparition that occurred in Ukraine, received by Joseph Terelya, with a message about forgiveness, the state of evil in the world, and a call to pray for Russia. Learn about this apparition and others with the coffee table book "The World of Marian Apparitions" by Wincenty Laszewski and published by Sophia Institute Press.
Episode 125: Meet Sister Thea Bowman, a Black American with a Cause for Sainthood with Karianna Frey
January 24th, 2022 | 45 mins 33 secs
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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.
January 17th, 2022 | 41 mins 23 secs
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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 116: Two Devotees of Our Lady's Apparition in Beauraing Discuss the Significance of the Apparition
November 29th, 2021 | 39 mins
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Fr. Edward Looney learned of the Belgian apparition in Beauraing many years ago. In 2015 he visited the site of the apparition. And he has included the apparition in many of his books including "A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary." In this week's episode, Fr. Looney discusses Our Lady's apparitions with Andrew Rabel, a social media follower who messaged Fr. Looney about Beauraing. Andrew is a wealth of knowledge about the apparition and on today's episode you will hear a passionate conversation.
October 25th, 2021 | 31 mins 38 secs
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Sister Faustina discovered her religious community by attending the Institute on Religious Life conference each year. Hear her vocation sister and learn more about her religious order that is dedicated to Our Lady.
Episode 110: How to Make Christ the Center of Your Rosary Prayer while Understanding the Paradoxes of the Rosary with Dr. James Papandrea
October 18th, 2021 | 31 mins 4 secs
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Dr. James Papandrea is a professor of Church History at a Protestant Seminary but as a faithful Catholic his goal is to make sure we understand how Christ is central to the Marian prayer of the rosary. Listen in on today's conversation between Fr. Edward Looney and Dr. James Papandrea to deepen your rosary meditation.
October 11th, 2021 | 37 mins 11 secs
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Fr. Frank Pavone has been a pro-life leader for decades and has advocated for the end of abortion and the protection of all human life. He speaks with Fr. Edward Looney about his pro-life work and how he has seen Mary's presence in the movement.
Episode 108: The Impressions of a First Time Pilgrim to the Champion Apparition Shrine with Tony Ganzer
October 4th, 2021 | 36 mins 28 secs
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Tony Ganzer, an NPR Journalist from Cleveland and host of the Faith Full Podcast packed up the family van and set their eyes and GPS to Wisconsin. What brought him to NE Wisconsin? The site of Mary's 1859 apparition to Adele Brise located in Champion, Wisconsin. Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Tony today about his impressions of the Wisconsin apparition.
September 27th, 2021 | 28 mins 11 secs
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Caitlin Winters is a Catholic mom reflecting on the rosary through her motherhood and helping other moms to do the same through her apostolate Motherhood through the Mysteries.