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March 8, 2001

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News from the ML/IMRI

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.  3/13; 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).

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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]. More information on the exhibit may be found under 'Current Exhibit' in the Gallery section of the Mary Page.

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 22   Giving Body to Inspiration: Printing Techniques and Expression by Professor Raymond L. Must 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.

Special events will be offered at the Marian Library Exhibit Gallery to enable viewing and meditating on Grieshaber's Stations of the Cross and Pechstein's Our Father.

Open Every Day:
Monday thru Wednesday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday, 8:30 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.

Tours available Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. or by special arrangement (937) 229-4214

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Marian Events

This section which lists all of the current Marian Events by geographical position.

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Mary in the Secular Press

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.

Commentary on Mary in various news articles from February 22 through March 6, 2001.

Mary in the secular press from February 20 through March 5

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News from Around the World

Professor Dr. Leo Scheffczyk, member of the board of directors of the 'Institutum Marianum Regensburg/Germany', was elevated to the rank of cardinal. In a ceremony that he said marked "another historic page in the history of the second millennium," Pope John Paul II conferred red hats on 44 cardinals on February 21, 2001. Among the 44 newly created cardinals is Msgr. Leo Scheffczyk, a German priest of the Munich archdiocese who is being honored for his contributions to the work of the Church and for his faithful 'sentire cum ecclesiae'. One of his outstanding works which he co-authored with the late Professor Remigius Baeumer is a six volume Lexicon on Mary, published in 1994, which received much recognition from Marian scholars.

From L’Osservatore Romano February 21

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New Resources

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: 

 Another fresh aspect of the Mary Page is new Meditations for the third week of Lent.

Under our gallery section we have added a new artist to the Artists page:  
Sister Mary Grace, O.C.D.  

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Documents, Pronouncements (Magisterial, doctrinal)

This section contains full-text official documents from the Catholic Church on matters related to the Virgin Mary and other points of Catholic Doctrine.

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Marian Themes in Magisterial Documents

This section contains an index to Marian references within various official documents from the Catholic Church. This week's topic is the Annunciation.

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News Archive

This section contains excerpts from past editions of the Mary Page news.

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