July 24th, 2023 | 47 mins 6 secs
apparitions, pilgrimage, shrines
Anthony Bonna flies to Wisconsin once or twice a year with the sole purpose of visiting the National Shrine of Our Lady of Champion, formerly known under a different appellation of Our Lady of Good Help. Mary appeared in 1859 to Adele Brise and spoke a message encouraging prayer and catechesis. Today, pilgrims visit the shrine daily to participate in the sacraments of the Church and implore Mary's help. In this episode, Anthony Bonna shares his experience of pilgrimage and what he does for hours while visiting.
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!
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 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 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.
Episode 114: A Shrine to Mother Cabrini Nestled Among the High Rises in Downtown Chicago with Sr. Bridget Zanin, MSC
November 15th, 2021 | 30 mins 10 secs
mary, mothercabrini, saints, shrines
St. Frances Xavier Cabrini founded a missionary order of religious sisters and she made her way to the United States, arriving first in New York, journeying to Colorado, and living out the remainder of her life in Chicago. Today, the National Shrine welcomes pilgrims to learn about this saintly woman and ask for her prayers.
May 17th, 2021 | 35 mins 32 secs
blessedmother, mary, miracles, pilgrimage, prayers, roadtrip, shrines, virginmary
You might find yourself on the road during the summer months and wanting to check out new places. Not only can you see secular places but there are so many religious sites to see as well. Travel writer Marion Amberg shares with us the Monuments, Marvels, and Miracles as a Catholic traveler across America.
September 3rd, 2020 | 29 mins 21 secs
archdiocese, blessedmother, catholic, church, diocese, greenbay, jesus, mary, milwaukee, parishes, pilgrimage, priest, shrines, wisconsin
Fr. John LocCoco is a priest in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and today he joins Fr. Edward Looney, a priest of the Diocese of Green Bay, to have a casual conversation about priestly life and ministry.
May 7th, 2019 | 51 mins 39 secs
blessed mother, catholic, devotion, pilgrimage, rosary, shrines, virgin mary
Fr. Edward Looney speaks with Marge Fenelon about her latest book and the many Marian shrines and pilgrimage destinations in the United States. Fr. Looney also discusses the trending Marian Tweets and Topics of the past week.