How They Love Mary: 28 Life-Changing Stories of Devotion to Our Lady

How They Love Mary: 28 Life-Changing Stories of Devotion to Our Lady

by Fr. Edward L. Looney
How They Love Mary: 28 Life-Changing Stories of Devotion to Our Lady

How They Love Mary: 28 Life-Changing Stories of Devotion to Our Lady

by Fr. Edward L. Looney

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Overview

Could your love and reverence for the Mother of God use a boost? Here's a powerful 30-day devotional to help you invigorate your love for Our Lady by exploring the many ways in which holy men and women have venerated Mary throughout time. From St. Damian of Molokai to Padre Pio, from St. Francis of Assisi to St. Thomas Aquinas, you'll learn new ways of honoring Mary that you hadn't considered previously, and you'll be heartened toward a holiness and love of God that only these illustrious spiritual teachers can inspire.

Here's a book that will be of particular value to those who are either beginning their devotion to Our Lady or whose devotion has become stagnant over time.

You'll learn how St. Kateri Tekakwitha imitated Mary's life as a consecrated virgin and offered Marian prayers that bore fruit. You'll explore St. Faustina's mystical experiences of Mary and how St. Francis de Sales's depression was healed through Our Lady's intercession. You'll also learn how Bishop Fulton Sheen relied on Mary to remain celibate, how St. Thérèse of Lisieux was healed by her smile, and how Mother Angelica would pray the Rosary.

Author Fr. Looney also includes excerpts from the Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary as well as a host of exquisite prayers and litanies to Our Lady.

Here's the single book you need in this life to periodically strengthen your devotion to Our Lady by following the examples of the holy men and women who came before us and on whose shoulders we stand.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644135808
Publisher: Sophia Institute Press
Publication date: 04/26/2022
Edition description: NEW
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 914,767
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Fr. Edward Looney was ordained a priest in 2015 for the Diocese of Green Bay. In addition to a bachelor of philosophy, a baccalaureate in sacred theology (S.T.B.), and a master of divinity, he holds a licentiate in sacred theology (S.T.L.) from the University of Saint Mary. Fr. Looney specializes in Marian theology, having authored numerous works on Mary, including A Lenten Journey with Mother Mary and How They Love Mary: 28 Life-Changing Stories of Devotion to Our Lady, both available from Sophia Institute Press. He is a past president of the Mariological Society of America and continues to research, reflect on, and write about Mary. Fr. Looney is a popular media personality, podcast host, and contributor to online publications and print publications, such as Living Faith

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

1 Every Saint Is Devoted to Mary in Some Way: St. Damien of Molokai 7

2 A Greeting for Mary: St. Francis of Assisi 13

3 Love Our Lady and Make Her Loved: St. Padre Pio 19

4 Mary Knows Our Suffering: Mother Angelica 25

5 Relying on Mary's Prayers: Adele Brise 33

6 A Childlike Love for Mary: St. Therese of Lisieux 39

7 Catechesis about Mary Impacted Her Life: St. Kateri Tekakwitha 45

8 Streams of Grace: St. Faustina Kowalska 49

9 Dedicated to and Protected by Mary: Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen 55

10 A Love for Mary's Many Names: Mother Mary Francis, PCC 61

11 Sincerity in Devotion: Fr. Lukas Etlin, OSB 67

12 A New Way to Pray: St. Ignatius of Loyola 73

13 He Preached the Virgin Mother's Glory: St. Bernard of Clairvaux 79

14 Mary Is Our Lifelong Friend: Francis Cardinal George, OMI 87

15 The Goodness of Devotion to Mary: Blessed Columba Marmion 93

16 A Life of Union with Jesus and Mary: Fr. Emile Neubert 99

17 The Realness and Relatability of Mary: Caryll Houselander 105

18 Lead with Mary. Pope Francis 111

19 Challenging Words to Live: Chiara Lubich 117

20 To Think Deeply about Mary: St. Thomas Aquinas 123

21 Mary Was with Her: St. Mariam of Jesus Crucified 127

22 The Rosary Is Meant for Family Prayer: Fr. Patrick Peyton 133

23 The Use of Imaginative Prayer When Receiving Holy Communion: Fr. Daniel Lord, SJ 137

24 A Simple Approach to Marian Devotion: Blessed Solanus Casey 143

25 What Mary's Feasts Mean for Us: St. Francis de Sales 149

26 Give Your Life to Mary: Venerable Aloysius Schwartz 155

27 Be Joyful with Mary: Sr. Clare Crockett 161

28 The Little Way of Confidence in Mary: Sr. Teresa of Jesus Quevedo 167

You Have a Story 175

Sources 179

Acknowledgments 187

Appendices

1 Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Morning Prayer 189

2 Little Office of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Evening Prayer 199

3 Common Marian Prayers 211

4 Marian Litanies 213

5 Marian Prayer of St. Thomas Aquinas 221

About the Author 223

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