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April 30, 2000

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International Marian Research Institute Summer Courses
Mary Page MAY Resources
Mariological Society of America's 51st Annual Program
May 100 Years Ago
Mary in the Secular Press

Calendar of Marian Events
Prayer Corner Requests

Items Re-visited

Rev. Frederick M. Jelly, OP

IMRI Professor Dies
Mary and the Easter Season

Archive: News 1995-96
Archive: News 1997
Archive: News 1998

This week's themes:
The Person of Mary
Historical character (historical versus symbol)
William  Joseph Chaminade
Vignette-23 / Cameo-23


International Marian Research Institute Summer Courses

See the course offerings for the summer academic session of The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at: Summer Schedule

Mary Page MAY Resources

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The Mariological Society of America's 51st Annual Program


May 24-26, 2000
Belleville, Illinois

Wednesday, May 24, 2000

Marian Pilgrimage: Devotion, Renewal, Tourism?

Fr. Norbert Brockman, S.M., San Antonio, TX
Open to the Public: Dooley Center, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, May 25, 1999, 9:00 a.m. Registration

Two Documents for the Jubilee: The Shrine and The Pilgrimage

Fr. Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., Dayton, OH, Dooley Center, 9:20 a.m.

Marian Pilgrimage in Anthropological Perspective

David Roth, Allentown, PA, 10:15 a.m.

Contemporary Pilgrimage The Schoenstatt Experience

Sr. Jean Frisk, Dayton, OH, Dooley Center, 1:15 p.m.

Business Meeting – Elections, 3:00 p.m.

Works in Progress/Recent Dissertations , 3:15 p.m.

Eucharistic Liturgy, Shrine Church , 5:00 p.m.

Reception, Banquet (reservations necessary)
Night Prayer/Rosary, Grotto , 9:15 p.m.

Friday, May 26, 2000

Marian Shrines as Places of Encounter, Welcome, and Refuge

Fr. Virgilio Elizondo, San Antonio, TX, Dooley Center, 9:15 a.m.

Marian Devotion for the New Millennium

Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M., Dayton, OH, 10:30 a.m.

Survey of Recent Mariology

Fr. Eamon R. Carroll, O.Carm., Chicago, IL Dooley Center, 1:15 p.m.

May 100 Years Ago


A century ago, a Marienkalender (Marian Almanac, Regensburg, Germany) was published. Over 200 pages were devoted to articles, pilgrimages, and things Marian in general. Mary Page editors found the cover and images of the hundred-year-old journal to be of special interest in this year dedicated, at the turn of the millennium, to the Trinity. Note the trinitarian image for the coronation of Mary. Note also how Mary presents her Divine Child, who teaches the small group of devoted listeners. Note the pilgrimage procession and the many symbols of Marian flowers. The script banners read: "The angels rejoice and praise her name."

Mary in the Secular Press

Commentary on Mary in various news articles from April 10 - 26, 2000.

The director and editors of 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.

Items Revisited

In Memoriam: Rev. Frederick M. Jelly, OP, Professor at the International Marian Research Institute

Fr. Fred Jelly, long a professor during the summer program of the International Marian Research Institute, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2000. Fr. Jelly had suffered a collapse in May 1999 from which he recuperated and was able to return to his position and teaching and priestly formation during the second semester of the academic year at Mt. St. Mary's Seminary in Emmitsburg, Maryland. He had even made plans to travel to Dayton during the Easter break to discuss future projects.

Fr. Jelly was internationally known for his writings, ecumenical involvement, audio recordings, teaching, and speaking engagements in marian theological studies. In 1998, he received an honor dating back to the early days of the Dominican Order. The honor is entitled, Master of Sacred Theology (S.T.M.), and is awarded to those Dominicans who have rendered special service to the Church by their scholarly defense and promoting of our Catholic faith. Fr. Jelly was awarded the honor mainly for his work in mariology.

Mary and the Easter Season

  • Mary Page Meditation: Mary's Resurrection Experience
    This meditation contemplates Mary, the Incarnation, and the Resurrection.
    See: Mary's Resurrection Experience

  • Easter Poetry
    The pictures which accompany the Mary Page collection of Easter poetry each commemorate the Seven Joys of the Virgin Mary. Find them at: Easter Poetry

  • Marian Prayers of Consecration for the Easter Season
    See: Prayers

  • Marian Antiphon for the Easter Season
    The Regina Coeli is one of the four seasonal antiphons of the Blessed Virgin Mary prescribed to be sung or recited in the Easter Season. See: Regina Coeli

  • Music for the Easter Season
    See: Music

  • Mary and Jesus Christ: First/Fully Redeemed of Her Son
    The Church sees projected, and anticipated in her most noble member, the saving grace of Easter. See a study on post-Vatican II magisterial documents on this theme at: Magisterial Documents

  • Masses in Honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    -- The Blessed Virgin Mary and the Resurrection of the Lord
    -- Holy Mary, Fountain of Light and Life
    -- Our Lady of the Cenacle
    -- The Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Apostles
    See description at: Masses

    The Person of Mary – Historical character (historical versus symbol)

    The Mary Page theme for this news brief about the Blessed Mother is culled from magisterial documents since Vatican II. The theme will covers various aspects of Mary's personhood. Mary is a real, historical person who lived in Nazareth 2000.

    An example from magisterial writings below is derived from the document, Mary in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation:

    [We note the necessity] of drawing out the relevance of the human reality of the Virgin to people in our own time, stressing the fact that she is an historical person, a human Jewish girl 15

    The Person of Mary: Historical character (historical versus symbol)

    Prayer Corner Requests

    You are invited to help us pray for our prayer corner intentions.

    Prayer Corner

    The intentions of the Holy Father for May 2000:

    • General Intentions:That Mary, Mother of the Lord, may be the model of faithfulness and generosity in following Christ
    • Mission Intentions: That the Jubilee remembrance of the new martyrs may bring about a renewed missionary spring

    For more information on these intentions, see: Apostleship of Prayer

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