We are so happy to re-introduce a former host to Radio Maria – Fr. Thomas J. Loya. Many of you may remember Father Loya’s program, Beyond the Veil. Fr. Loya is currently the pastor of Annunciation of the Mother of God Byzantine Catholic Parish in Homer Glen, Illinois.
Father is a wonderful and inspiring preacher, and we are blessed that he was able to return to Radio Maria. Before entering the seminary, Fr. Loya earned a degree from the Cleveland Institute of Art and pursued a career in commercial art and design. He later completed his studies for the priesthood in both Pennsylvania and Rome where he attended the North American College earning an STB from the Angelicum University. Ordained in 1982, he later added to his Bachelor of Fine Arts by earning a Masters in Counseling and Human Services.
Fr. Loya has served the Church in youth and young adult ministry, as well as an artist and design consultant. He has directed many retreats and has been a guest speaker at several conventions including World Youth Day 2002.