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We have received a number of emails from readers commending our institute and its website, The Mary Page. Thank you all for your encouragement and support. The following is a typical example.
It is with great sadness that we inform you that Brother William Fackovec, S.M., long-time Librarian at ML/IMRI died early on the morning of Monday, April 7, 2014. Funeral services were held at Bergamo in Dayton on Saturday, April 12, 2014. Click here for the official Death Notice from the Marianists. May he rest in the peace of Christ.
The Pontifical International Marian Academy announces a contest for the Pontifical Academy's 2014 Award in Mariology. The award is given to young researchers and institutions, whose research or cultural activity present an original contribution on Mariological and Marian themes. The award, granted by Pope Francis and assigned during the Public Session of the Pontifical Academy, is 20,000 Euros. Click here for more information.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
New Marian Bible Study Book Now Available in Print and for Kindle
Dr. Gloria Dodd informed us that Mary - Virgin, Mother, and Queen by Father Mitch Pacwa is now available through EWTN. Click here for details or to order online.
Suggested A/V Material
Doctor Dodd also sent the following recommendation for a CD with Marian music: "If anyone wants to support a Catholic vocalist who wants to record a
Marian CD, Donna Cori Gibson would be worthy of a donation. She is thoroughly Catholic and has a lovely voice. You can read more at
Radio Maria from The Marian Library
Prayer of Blessed John Paul II for Radio Maria
Mary, guide us in our major decisions and give us strength in times of trial so that we may, with humble courage, follow the hidden ways of Heaven, keeping faith with God and mankind so that we can bring the joyful message of Christ, the Savior, to the hearts and minds of all.
Mary, guiding star of evangelization, be with us. Be with Radio Maria as guide and be its protector.
Francesca Franchina, MS Ed., a long-time member of the Marianist Family, will be doing a series of Marian broadcasts through the local stations for Radio Maria WHJM (FM 88.7) in Anna, Ohio and WULM (AM 1600) in Springfield, Ohio. Called "Francesca and Friends: Why Mary?," the program airs every Wednesday from 12:00 - 1:00 PM EST focusing on what is going on in the world about Mary, how to speak with others about Mary, and Mary in Scripture. CALL IN TOLL-FREE. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show) 1-866-333-6279.
On Wednesday, April 16, 2014, Francesca Franchina, Radio Maria Ohio Programming and program presenter, continues her discussion with Jack Davis, a retired expert communications executive, on information written by a Spanish nun, Sister Mary of Agreda, in The Mystical City of God: The Divine History and Life of The Virgin Mother of God. This classic in four volumes offers the Blessed Mother's personal testimony of her life. This work received an Imprimatur and is translated from the original Spanish by Fiscar Marison (Rev. Geo J. Blatter). It is still in print. Contact any Catholic Book Store (like Veritas in the Dayton area or) order online. This program is part of a continuing series on The Mystical City of God with Jack Davis. The other programs that have been aired on Mary's life, conversations, and teachings may be found in the Radio Maria Program Archives--linked from their Home Page, scrolling down to Francesca and Friends to find the various years and program descriptions. If you have the book follow along with us. If not, listen and learn much. Call in if you have questions or comments. We love to hear from you when we are airing live, and your letters are very much appreciated, too.
Francesca and Friends encores on Mondays at 3:00 AM Eastern Time and will be archived on http://radiomaria.us [link to programs/Francesca Franchina/Francesca and Friends]. Available to listen to live broadcast on Radio Maria stations or to download on your iPad, smart phone, etc. Apps are listed at http://radiomaria.us. For convenient listening, see Radio Maria US Archives. Make allowances for your personal time zone if listening live.
Francesca and Friends with Francesca Franchina, National OSIA Trustee, is now being broadcast throughout the New York City metropolitan area at 11 pm on Friday nights on WSNR 620 AM, as well as on other local Radio Maria USA frequencies, and streaming on radiomaria.us. This is the replay of the program originating on the preceding Wednesday at noon EST. Give a listen every Friday at 11 PM; Mondays at 8:30 PM and LIVE on Wednesdays at noon EST.
The broadcast may also be heard on-line at radiomaria.us The website also provides access to some previous broadcasts. We'll keep you informed about future programs. An encore of each show is broadcast Monday night from 8:30-9:30 pm EST one week after the original.
Living with Mary Today! Live: Thursdays and Fridays 2:30-3:00 PM EST: From the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library, internationally-known Mariologists Fathers Bertrand Buby, François Rossier, Johann Roten, and Thomas Thompson of the Society of Mary (Marianists), and other IMRI faculty; Michael Duricy, Sister Jean Frisk, and others will discuss Marian themes such as The Blessed Mother and Ecumenism; Mary and the Family; Mary and Suffering, Marian Teachings and Writings of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI; Mary and Scripture from the Founder of the Marianists, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade; Mary and Vatican II, Marian Apparitions, and others. The Marian Library at the University of Dayton houses the largest collection of Marian books and artifacts in the world, and IMRI is one of the two sites of post-graduate studies in Mariology for the STL and STD. Find out more by visiting marypage.org. The University of Dayton; The Marian Library, and IMRI are collaborators with the International Satellite Radio Maria Network and Radio Maria Ohio. Click here for the schedule of future programs planned to date. Click here for the audio archive! If you have questions, comments, or suggestions for future programs feel free to contact us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This week's programs:
Joseph Chavez, Thursday, April 18, 2:30 pm on Mary and John Paul II
Richard Lenar, Friday, April 18, 2:30 pm on Marian Music VI
From the Marian Treasure Chest
Father Chaminade's Siblings by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
For this 253rd birthday of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade on April 8, 2014, below is some information about his family. May he inspire and bless us as we follow in his footsteps. Blessed William Joseph, pray for us!
Koepnick's Marian Heritage
This exhibit, featuring Marian sculptures by Robert C. Koepnick (1907-1995), will be on display in the Marian Library Gallery from March 5 - May 3, 2014, Monday-Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. For special arrangements call 937-229-4214. Click here to see a virtual exhibit.
Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners. CatholicWeb.com highlights items from The Mary Page in their section on Catholic News. Catholic.net includes a Mariology section with articles from The Mary Page. Please visit these sites in return. We expect continued collaboration with them in the future.
Radio Maria originated east of Milan, Italy in 1983, and is now heard in fifty-four countries. The main USA station is in Alexandria, Louisiana with affiliate stations across the USA [including FM 88.7, WHJM, in Anna, Ohio (north of Dayton) and AM 1600, WULM, in Springfield/Dayton, Ohio. All USA Radio Maria stations regularly air live Marian talks from UD's Marian Library every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST and on Thursday and Friday from 2:30-3:00 pm EST, as well as local programming originating from many other affiliated Radio Maria stations in the USA.
International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule
IMRI courses for the Spring 2014 semester concluded on March 14, 2014.
The Pontifical Academic Program leading to STL and STD in theology with a specialization in Marian Studies offers courses in three year-round sessions. See our course offerings for the 2013-2014 Academic Year [in PDF requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]. Our Academic Guide [formerly called Student Guide] is also available in PDF.
Click here to see the
courses available through the International Marian Research Institute
[Select Term from dropdown (e.g. Spring 2014), then click Submit. On the next screen select Marian Institute for Subject, then click Class Search].
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MSA Annual Meeting
Title: Marian Devotion Forty Years After Marialis Cultus: Retrieval or Renewal?
Date: Tuesday evening, May 20 through Friday morning, May 23, 2014
The Mariological Society of America (MSA) is a Catholic theological association dedicated to studying and making known the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the mystery of Christ and the Church.
Patriarch Condemns Vandalism at Marian Shrine Near Jerusalem
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has strongly condemned attacks on a Marian shrine near Jerusalem, believed to have been carried out by Israeli extremists.
Visiting the Shrine of Our Lady at Deir Rafat on Tuesday, Patriarch Fouad Twal denounced the vandalism carried out the previous night: "We condemn these attacks in the strongest terms."
... The shrine at Deir Rafat is the central Marian shrine in the Holy Land.
Established in 1927 by Patriarch Luigi Barlassina, the Mother of God is invoked here as "Queen of Palestine," a traditional devotion pre-dating the foundation of the state of Israel in 1948.
The director and editors of The Mary Page under the auspices of the International Marian Research Institute do not necessarily endorse or agree with the events and ideas expressed in this feature. Our sole purpose is to report on items about Mary gleaned from a myriad of papers representing the secular press.
Gaining an Appreciation of the Rosary
Source: The Catholic Commentator (Baton Rouge, LA) April 15, 2014
Is it any wonder Monday is the most detested day of the week? After two days of blissful slumber, relaxation and perhaps even libation, the alarm screams in the wee hours of Monday, announcing a full week of work ahead. Ever notice the alarm always sounds more piercing on Mondays, than say, perhaps Fridays? ...
For many, myself included, the rosary remains one of the great mysteries of our faith. During my formative years at St. Leo the Great School in New Orleans we prayed the rosary everyday after luncheon recess. This was long before schools were air-conditioned so praying the rosary in the heat of a classroom after an hour of playtime ... well let's say it had the trappings for a much-needed nap....
Marian Commemoration Days
To celebrate the month of April with Mary:
The Mary Page offers a variety of resources inviting study, reflection and meditation. We also list important Marian dates for each month of the year. Please see Marian Commemoration Days for the month of April.
You are invited to help us pray for our Prayer Corner intentions. Please take a look! This site allows users to submit prayer requests directly or to volunteer as a prayer partner for these intentions!
The Mary Page website is updated frequently. Please stop in again and see what's in the news.
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