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What do we know about Jesus and Mary? For starters, what the evangelists recorded in the gospels. Throughout Church history, mystics have received visions of the life of Jesus and Mary and recorded them as biographies. One such mystic was Venerable Maria of Agreda who authored The Mystical City of God, a four volume book totaling more than 2,000 pages. It's a daunting task to read, but Marian theologian Fr. Edward Looney has partnered with TAN Books to read it in a year. Join him as he reads and provides reflections daily.

The Mystical City of God in a Year Fr. Edward Looney

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

What do we know about Jesus and Mary? For starters, what the evangelists recorded in the gospels. Throughout Church history, mystics have received visions of the life of Jesus and Mary and recorded them as biographies. One such mystic was Venerable Maria of Agreda who authored The Mystical City of God, a four volume book totaling more than 2,000 pages. It's a daunting task to read, but Marian theologian Fr. Edward Looney has partnered with TAN Books to read it in a year. Join him as he reads and provides reflections daily.

    Day 21: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 12, 164-159

    Day 21: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 12, 164-159

    Fr. Edward Looney begins reading from chapter twelve of book one and offers a reflection. 

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    • 15 min
    Day 20: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 11, Paragraphs 147-163

    Day 20: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 11, Paragraphs 147-163

    Fr. Edward Looney concludes his reading from chapter 11 and offers a reflection on the day's readings. 

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    • 19 min
    Day 19: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 11, Paragraphs 134-146

    Day 19: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 11, Paragraphs 134-146

    Fr. Edward Looney reads from chapter 11 of the Mystical City of God, Volume 1, Book 1, and then offers a reflection on the day's reading. 

    • 19 min
    Day 18: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 10, Paragraphs 120-133

    Day 18: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 10, Paragraphs 120-133

    Fr. Edward Looney reads the entirety of Chapter 10 and then offers a reflection on the day's reading.  

    • 19 min
    Day 17: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 9, Paragraphs 113-119

    Day 17: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 9, Paragraphs 113-119

    Fr. Edward Looney finishes his reading from chapter 9 and then reflects on the rejoicing of Heaven.  

    • 11 min
    Day 16: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 9, Paragraphs 106-112

    Day 16: Volume 1, Book 1, Chapter 9, Paragraphs 106-112

    Fr. Edward Looney reads from chapter nine and comments on the St. Michael Prayer. 

    • 18 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

GKmcingvale ,

Finally, The City of God

After attempting to read The City of God multiple times, I finally think I have the solution. Listening to Father Looney read and discuss this book a little everyday is the answer. I am so happy to find this podcast. The reading is short and easy to fit into my day.

JennaJoe ,

Amazing Recount of the Text!

Fr. Edward does an amazing job breaking down the text and reading it so that it comes to life. His love for Our Lady is very present in the project!

dartdebbie ,

The Mystical City of God

Fr Looney does a wonderful job reading this and giving meditation on the reading at the end

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