August 11th, 2022 | 45 mins 10 secs
Fr. Edward Looney has prayed at the National Shrine of St. Philomena in Briggsville, WI on a number of occasions. He has sent donations to a lady named Susan Hilliard for years, and today he is able to speak with her in her capacity as caretaker and promoter of the shrine. St. Philomena is a powerful saint who you might wish to invoke in your personal litany of saints.
July 26th, 2022 | 38 mins 39 secs
art museums, pilgrimage, sacred art
Stephen Auth has been a promoter of art for a long time, helping people to appreciate the religious collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (Met) in New York City. In his latest book with Sophia Institute Press, he invites people to make a pilgrimage to the museum, an idea that resonated with Fr. Edward Looney. Discover God and faith in artwork in this week's How They Love Mary conversation.
July 21st, 2022 | 30 mins 20 secs
Fr. Edward fell in love with the Mother Cabrini Shrine in Chicago and shares his conversation with Sr. Brigid as he visits the shrine again this week, with 45 of his parishioners.
July 19th, 2022 | 26 mins 17 secs
belleville, catholic shrines, il, our lady of snows, pilgrimage
There's a shrine to Our Lady of Snows in Belleville, Illinois. But why? Learn more in this conversation Fr. Edward had with the Director of the Shrine.
July 14th, 2022 | 36 mins 50 secs
history, pilgrimage, shrines
America isn't a Catholic Country, but Catholics have played an important part of its history. Historian, Kevin Schmiesing, author of "A Catholic Pilgrimage through American History: People and Places that Shaped the Church in the United States" joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about people and places important in the Catholic ethos of the United States and the hows and whys of why you should visit those places.
July 6th, 2022 | 30 mins 12 secs
Last summer, Fr. Edward was invited to speak at Trinity Heights in Sioux City, Iowa. When he arrived, he was impressed by the property. The shrine has two 30+ feet statues of Jesus and Mary, and several other devotional areas. Today, Terry Hegarty joins Fr. Edward to share the story behind and the future of Trinity Heights.
June 23rd, 2022 | 35 mins 58 secs
marion amberg, marvels, miracles, monuments, pilgrimage, summer, travel
Fr. Edward Looney loves to visit holy places and shrines throughout the United States. So does Marion Amberg who shares the wealth of her knowledge with us in this episode.
Episode 108: The Impressions of a First Time Pilgrim to the Champion Apparition Shrine with Tony Ganzer
October 4th, 2021 | 36 mins 28 secs
apparitions, blessed virgin, catholic, champion, devotion, door county, goodhelp, marian, mary, national shrine, our lady, pilgrimage
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.
August 10th, 2021 | 24 mins 56 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, marian, mary, miracles, pilgrimage
Miracles fascinate believers and unbelievers alike. What is a miracle? Why does God allow miracles? What are examples of miracles? How about Marian miracles? These questions and more are answered by Adam Blai on this week's How They Love Mary with Fr. Edward Looney.
June 7th, 2021 | 46 mins 31 secs
apparitions, avemaria, blessed virgin, catholic, devotion, discernment, dominican, marian, mary, oprah, pilgrimage, religiouslife, vocation
The Dominican Sisters of Mary, Mother of the Eucharist, mesmerized the world a number of years ago when they first appeared on Oprah's show. People noticed their love of God, joy, and youthfulness. They are a growing religious community. What is their secret? What is their life like? Vocation Directress Sr. Joseph Andrew speaks with Fr. Looney today about their life, charism, and devotion.