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January 26, 2001

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Spring 2001 course schedule
New Exhibit: Tatiana Romanova-Grant
Mary in the Secular Press

Calendar of Marian Events
Prayer Corner Requests

Items Revisited

Call for Papers: Marian Spirituality

News Archive

This week's themes:
The Life of Mary
Presentation of Jesus in the Temple


Spring 2001 course schedule

The International Marian Research Institute is offering several seminar courses this semester with the first scheduled to start on Feb. 26, 2001. For more details click into 'Academic Program' from the far left of our home page. The course schedule for Summer 2001 may also be seen there. For additional information, please write or call Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., Director at the International Marian Research Institute/Marian Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, (937) 229-4214 or (937) 229-4258 (FAX).

We are also preparing a series of courses to grant credit through distance learning. The first course in the on-line series will be "Mary and the New Testament" with Fr. Bertrand Buby, SM as moderator. It will cover the same material as on-site course MRI611. The on-line course will also award 3 quarter hours credit and will be billed at the same rate as the on-site course. The course will be taught using Lotus Learning Space and will be accessed through the Internet. Applicants are required to use a Windows-based PC with Internet access and email capability. The course will begin on March 5, 2001 and will conclude on April 27, 2001. Weekly readings and assignments may be done anytime, but attendance at an interactive discussion forum will be required each week. These sessions will be held Tuesdays from 7:30-8:30 PM EDT (i.e. 3/6; 3/13; 3/20; 3/27; 4/3; 4/10; 4/17; and 4/24).
For additional information, please write or call Rev. Johann G. Roten, S.M., Director at the International Marian Research Institute/Marian Library, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, (937) 229-4214 or (937) 229-4258 (FAX).

New Exhibit: Tatiana Romanova-Grant


A new exhibit, From Russian with Love, features icons in the Russian written by Tatiana Romanova-Grant. Originally from Russian, she now resides in Santa Cruz, California. The exhibit, at the artist's request, shall be a tribute to her mother in gratitude for her faith.

The exhibit can be seen on-line by clicking into the Gallery section of the Mary Page and then choosing 'Current Exhibit'.

Mary in the Secular Press

Commentary on Mary in various news articles from January 3 through January 16, 2001.

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

Call for Papers: Marian Spirituality

The Mariological Society of American issues a "Call-for-Papers." The conferences will be delivered at the Society's annual meeting, May, 2001, and printed in Marian Studies, 2001 (vol. 52). The Society is undertaking a three-year program on Marian Spirituality the witness and experience of the Marian influence in the life of the Church, of religious movements, and of individuals.

The first year's program (2001) will deal with Marian Spirituality, especially the concept of mediation, during the patristic and early medieval periods. Papers are requested on the Scriptural and doctrinal foundations of Marian spirituality, and on witness of early Eastern and Western writers (e.g., Augustine, Ildephonse of Toledo, Severus of Antioch, John Damascene, Germanus of Constantinople, the monastic writers) and the hymns and prayers of the period.

A precis should be submitted by January 31, 2001. For more information, contact Fr. Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., The Marian Library/IMRI, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH 45469-1390. (FAX 937- 229-4258; Tel: 937-229-4214.)

Marian Themes

The Mary Page theme for this news brief about the Blessed Mother is culled from magisterial documents since Vatican II. The quote below is taken from Redemptoris Mater:

A just and God-fearing man, called Simeon, appears at this beginning of Mary's "journey" of faith. His words, suggested by the Holy Spirit (cf. Lk. 2:25-27), confirm the truth of the Annunciation. Simeon's words cast new light on the announcement which Mary had heard from the angel: Jesus is the Savior, he is "a light for revelation" to mankind. ... Simeon's words seem like a second Annunciation to Mary, for they tell her of the actual historical situation in which the Son is to accomplish his mission, namely, in misunderstanding and sorrow. ... confirms her faith in the accomplishment of the divine promises of salvation,... also reveals to her that she will have to live her obedience of faith in suffering, at the side of the suffering Savior, and that her motherhood will be mysterious and sorrowful. (#16 )

The Life of Mary: Presentation of Jesus in the Temple

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