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October 27, 2000

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New Marian Library Founded in Korea
New Exhibit:A Devotee's Mary
Mary in the Secular Press

Calendar of Marian Events
Prayer Corner Requests

Items Re-visited

20th International Mariological Marian Congress
Pope John Paul II: Homily - September 24, 2000
Act of Entrustment to Mary - October 8, 2000
Kevin Hanna: Mirror of Hope

News Archive

This week's themes:
The Life of Mary
Visitation (Mary's Service)
William  Joseph Chaminade
From the Marianist Tradition
Marianist Affiliation


New Marian Library Founded in Korea

The Marianist brothers and priests have been active in Korea for forty years. The flourishing congregation has schools and there are many who belong to the apostolic outreach of the Family of Mary.

Among the fortieth anniversary celebrations was the founding of a Marian Library for Korea at the beginning of October 2000. The library occupies a floor in a Marianist religious center in Seoul. A pleasant facility provides student carols, integrates a place for student exchange, has office space, and the space for the developing stacks of the library.

Fr. Johann G. Roten, SM, director of Dayton's Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute attended the opening of the program for the opening of the library. He represented the general administrative and the Cincinnati provincial administrative while assisting in the initiation of the library. The Dayton library has contributed many triplicate volumes and other items such as art and objects of devotion from its own resources.

A major purpose of the library will be to assist the establishment of a new mariological colloquium for Asia and the Oceanic rim.

New Exhibit: A Devotee's Mary


Mary Fought's collection of many Madonnas represents 80 years of popular devotional images of Mary in the 20th century. The collection of more than 100 items was recently donated to The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. Mrs. Fought, a lifelong member of Good Shepherd Episcolpal Church in Parkersburg West Virginia, called the collection her labor of love.

Read more and see the layout of the collection on our gallery page at:

University of Dayton News - Campus Report
Current Exhibit

Mary in the Secular Press

Commentary on Mary in various news articles from October 12 - 24, 2000.

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