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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.

How They Love Mary Fr. Edward Looney

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 4.9 • 16 Ratings

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.

    Bonus Episode 20: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics- Our Lady of Sorrows

    Bonus Episode 20: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics- Our Lady of Sorrows

    On the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, Fr. Edward Looney collects the tweets and articles he saw celebrating the memorial of Our Lady who stood at the foot of the cross.


    EWTN: https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/seasons-and-feast-days/our-lady-of-sorrows-14632
    Chaplet of Seven Sorrows: https://ellengable.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/the-chaplet-of-seven-sorrows/
    Pope Francis: https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/248990/pope-francis-in-slovakia-our-lady-of-sorrows-teaches-us-compassion-for-the-suffering
    Fr. Steve Grunow: https://www.wordonfire.org/resources/blog/why-our-lady-of-sorrows/18297/
    The Tender Solicitude of Our Lady: https://catholicexchange.com/the-tender-solicitude-of-our-lady-of-sorrows
    Our Lady of Sorrows: When We Can Grieve with Our Lady- https://catholicexchange.com/our-lady-of-sorrows-when-we-can-grieve-with-mary

    • 9 min
    Episode 105: The Holy Spirit Drew Close to Mary with Sr. Mary Ann Fatula

    Episode 105: The Holy Spirit Drew Close to Mary with Sr. Mary Ann Fatula

    The Holy Spirit fell upon the apostles in the Upper Room on the fiftieth day after the Resurrection emboldening them to proclaim the gospel of Jesus. We are Jesus's disciples today. How do we draw close to the Holy Spirit? Sr. Mary Ann Fatula discusses her new book available from Sophia Institute Press.


    Buy the book: https://www.sophiainstitute.com/products/item/drawing-close-to-the-holy-spirit


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    • 27 min
    Bonus Episode 19: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics on Mary's Birthday

    Bonus Episode 19: Trending Marian Tweets and Topics on Mary's Birthday

    Fr. Edward resurrects the Trending Marian Tweets and Topics for the feast of Mary's Nativity, and who knows, maybe these will become a weekly episode again. Enjoy the tweets and posts of fellow Catholics as we celebrate the feast of Mary's nativity!


    Marge Fenelon: https://margefenelon.com/2970/what-are-you-giving-your-mom-for-her-birthday-eight-great-gift-ideas/


    Catholic Central: https://www.catholiccentral.com/catholic-central-episodes/mary?utm_content=179059290&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter&hss_channel=tw-908838753438797829


    Pax.Valerie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTixaiVr5oL/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link


    SrJulia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTjsHvtrCbO/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

    • 8 min
    Episode 104: How to Celebrate the Feast Days of Our Lady and the Saints with John Hart

    Episode 104: How to Celebrate the Feast Days of Our Lady and the Saints with John Hart

    The Church calendar is peppered with different memorials, feasts, and solemnities throughout the year as we honor Jesus, Mary, and the saints. One can celebrate these saints by spiritual practices and pious devotions. But you can also celebrate with food! John Hart, founder of Feast Day subscription box will help us understand how to live liturgically and celebrate these feast days.


    Learn more about John Hart's Feast Day subscription service: [feastday.co](feastday.co)
    Follow them on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/feastdayboxes/


    Other websites referenced by John:
    https://catholicculture.org/ (click Liturgical Life)
    https://www.carrotsformichaelmas.com/


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    • 34 min
    Episode 103: The Light of Christ in Celtic Spirituality and How Mary Crushes Darkness with Julianne Stanz

    Episode 103: The Light of Christ in Celtic Spirituality and How Mary Crushes Darkness with Julianne Stanz

    Julianne Stanz is a diocesan employee, consultant for the USCCB, and an author of several books. Today, she joins Fr. Edward Looney to talk about Celtic spirituality and Mary's role in crushing the darkness of our lives.


    Learn the basics of Celtic spirituality, the story of the Celtic Cross, and St. Brigid Cross along with the Seven D's of Darkness and how Mary helps shine light in those areas of our life (based of her May 2021 Compass article.


    Buy her latest book: https://www.amazon.com/Start-Jesus-Everyday-Disciples-Church/dp/0829448845/


    Pre-order her book on Celtic Spirituality: https://www.amazon.com/Braving-Thin-Places-Celtic-Wisdom/dp/0829448861/


    Visit her website: https://www.juliannestanz.com/


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    • 45 min
    Episode 102: How to Pray About Your Life as a Disciple with the Rosary Mysteries

    Episode 102: How to Pray About Your Life as a Disciple with the Rosary Mysteries

    Fr. Edward Looney shares a talk he gave to religious education leaders in the Diocese of Green Bay as this week's episode of How They Love Mary. He spoke about being a disciple of Jesus and reflecting on a life of discipleship through the rosary mysteries.

    • 37 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

Christina M. Sorrentino ,

Many Thanks!

I am grateful for this podcast, and for the various interviewees, Father has on his show. Highly recommend, and encourage others to listen to this podcast. It is a blessing.

jjs 2020 ,

Thank you!

I love the variety of people you interview and particularly enjoy the “mini rapid fire Marian questions” at the end. I try to find ways to incorporate aspects of each episode in my life! Thank you for what you do!

TitanicLvrBabe ,

Love!

Thank you for the very interesting and informative discussions that you feature on your podcasts. I am truly drawn to your knowledge and love of our Blessed Mother ! I listen to many different Catholic podcasts but find that I am most excited to listen to yours..... I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to draw closer to Mary🙏🏻

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