Mary Page News
February 22, 2001
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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 here. 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: The Scheufelen Collection
A closing event of U.D.'s Sesquicentennial Celebration will be an exhibit of religious art prints on loan from the collection of Ulrich Scheufelen, chairman of the European Art Paper Association. The exhibit is entitled From Barlach to Baselitz: Religious Print Art of the 20th Century. 75 pieces of signed print art from some of the world's most noted 20th-century artists will be on display Feb. 22-April 30 at the Roesch and Marian Library galleries and the Law School [all on the University of Dayton campus].
Dr. Scheufelen and Br. Raymond Fitz will host the opening reception at 7 PM on Thursday, February 22, at the Roesch Library gallery, which will be followed by a lecture on the art of Marc Chagall and Georges Rouault by Fr.Johann G. Roten.
The exhibit and lecture series is sponsored by the Roesch and Marian Libraries and by Mr. and Mrs. Burnell and Karen Roberts. During March and April, a series of lectures will be presented on the following topics in relation to the works on exhibit:
March 8 Giving Body to Inspiration: Printing Techniques and Expression by Professor Raymond L. Must from Wright State UniversitySpecial events will be offered to enable viewing and meditating on Grieshaber's Stations of the Cross and Pechstein's Our Father.
March 22 Giving Form to Feeling: Early 20th Century German Expressionism, an Overview by Dr. Carol A. Nathanson from Wright State University
April 5 Giving Context to Art: Expressionism and German Culture by Dr. Robert C. Conard from the University of Dayton
April 19 Balance of an Exhibit: Panel on Art and Christianity in 20th Century Expressionism with Dr. Roger J. Crum, M. Dominique Vasseur, Dr. Eugene B. Cantelupe, Rev. Joseph W. Goetz, Dr. Judith Huacuja-Pearson and Rev. Johann G. Roten.
Mary in the Secular Press
Commentary on Mary in various news articles from February 8 through February 20, 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.
"Blessed William Joseph Chaminade firmly believed that we are all missionaries of Mary. He directed his followers to do everything under Mary’s guidance," Brother John Samaha, S.M., wrote in an article published February 7 about the message of Blessed Chaminade.
Pope John Paul II frequently calls on the Virgin Mary in her various titles to guide the pilgrims who come to Rome. On January 11 he called on Mary, Star of the third millennium, to accompany and guide every step of the lives of the representatives of the various ecclesiastical and civil organizations involved in planning and celebrating the Great Jubilee of the Year 2000.
To the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Dying, participating in the community’s 14th General Chapter, the Pope on January 5 said, "May the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of Virgins, be a model for you, dear sisters. If Our Blessed Lady represents for every believer the archetype of humble and docile adherence to God’s will, for women religious she must be even more so."
Thanking members of the Youth Missionary Service of Turin for their statue of "Mary Mother of Young People," the Pope said on December 22, "May it be she, Our Lady, who accompanies and protects you on your spiritual and community journey....Mary will help you to be apostles of peace and to reach the heights of holiness..."
"May the Blessed Virgin, who is venerated in your college as the Mother of Clemency and has accompanied all the students for over 100 years, sustain your good intentions," the Holy Father told the rector and the community of the Pontifical Spanish College of St. Joseph in Rome on December 1.
The Pope on January 5 entrusted to Mary, Seat of Wisdom, his prayer for renewal and sound formation of the Dominican Sisters of the Sacred heart of Jesus, attending the congregation’s 15th General Chapter.
On January 20, the Pope, addressing participants in a symposium to commemorate the 10th anniversary of his Encyclical Letter Redemptoris missio, called on "Mary, Star of the New Evangelization, to intercede for us."
The Holy Father received the Augustinian Sisters, Servants of Jesus and Mary, January 22 at the conclusion of celebrations for the 150th anniversary of the death of their foundress, Mother Maria Teresa Spinelli. He told them, "I implore the continual help of the Blessed Virgin for each of you, so that, assisted by her, the Mother and model of all consecration, you may be faithful to your vocation."
When the Pope received the professors and students of the Pontifical Institute of Sacred Music on the occasion of the institute’s 90th anniversary on January 19," he said, "May Mary, who sang the Magnificat, the canticle of true happiness to God, be your model." Addressing those attending the International Congress of Sacred Music, on January 27, he entrusted them to the intercession of the Virgin Mary, "who knew how to sing of God’s marvels."
Before praying the Angelus with the faithful on February 11, the Ninth World Day of the Sick, the Holy Father said, "Today, the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Lourdes, the World Day of the Sick is being celebrated. The place designated this year for the significant event is Sydney, Australia." Solemn mass was being celebrated at the cathedral of Sydney, dedicated to St. Mary Auxilium Christianorum, "Help of Christians," he said. The Pope entrusted to Our Lady of Lourdes "the sick of the whole world and all who put their professional skill and sometimes their whole lives at their service."
We've added answers to two new questions submitted by our readers.
Also, we've posted new reviews to several texts about the Virgin Mary:
Under our gallery section we
have added a new artist to the Artists
Sister Mary Grace, O.C.D.
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