Mary Page News

April 6, 2001

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News from the ML/IMRI

The Mariological Society of America's 52nd Annual Program        

May 30-June 2, 2001
        University of Dayton
        Dayton, Ohio

WEDNESDAY, May 30, 2001

4:00 p.m.

    Board of Trustees Meeting

7:30 p.m.

    Mary of Nazareth: From Icon to Woman"--Premiere Showing 
            (Holy Cross Family Ministries, Family Theater Production)

    Panel Discussion
Moderators:    Fr. Sam Maranto, C.Ss.R. and Fr. John Phalen, C.S.C.

 THURSDAY, May 31, 2001

7:15 a.m.


9:00 a.m. 

    Opening Registration

9:15 a.m.

    Biblical Perspectives on Marian Mediation
Fr. Francois Rossier, S.M.
        Moderator:    Fr. Thomas A. Thompson, S.M.

10:15 a.m.

    Conceiving the Word:
    Patristic and Early Medieval Sources for Franciscan Discussion of Mary's Active Motherhood

        Mr. James Bell
        Moderator:    Fr. James McCurry, O.F.M. Conv.

2:00 p.m.

    Forming Her Only-begotten Sons by Adoption: The Marian Spirituality of Bl. Guerric of Igny (+1157)
Deyanira Flores, S.T.D.
        Moderator:    Bro. John Samaha, S.M.

3:15 p.m.

    Theotokos as Mediatrix in Eastern Church Hymns
Virginia Kimball
        Moderator:    Sr. Jean Frisk

FRIDAY, June 1, 2001

9:15 a.m.

    The Marian Spirituality of the Medieval Religious Orders
Fr. Eamon R. Carroll, O.Carm. - The Carmelites
        Fr. Conrad Borntrager, O.S.M. - The Servites
        Fr. James McCurry, O.F.M. Conv. - The Franciscans
        Fr. Denis Vincent Wiseman, O.P. - The Dominicans
                Moderator:    Fr. Sam Maranto, C.Ss.R.

1:30 p.m.

    Patristic Intuitions of Mary's Role as Mediatrix and Advocate: The Invocation of the Faithful for Her Help
Fr. Luigi Gambero, S.M.
        Moderator:    Fr. Louis Bonacci, S.J.

3:00 p.m.

    Business Meeting – Elections

3:30 p.m.

    Reports on Dissertations - Works in Progress

5:00 p.m.

Banquet (reservations necessary)

 SATURDAY, June 2, 2001

7:15 a.m.


9:00 a.m.

    How Can Spirituality Be Marian?
Fr. Johannes G. Roten, S.M.
    Moderator:    Fr. Myles Murphy

10:30 a.m.
    Survey of Recent Mariology
        Fr. Eamon R. Carroll, O.Carm.
        Moderator: Fr. Louis Bonacci, S.J.


Attendance is open to all.  You need not be a member to register.  For more information, contact the MSA Secretariat at (937) 229-4294 (If no answer, leave message on Voice Mail).

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Personal thoughts and reflections about Mary from our readers 

We've added a section to our Research and Publications section showing selected personal comments from our readers about the Virgin Mary.  Click here to see comments received within the past month.  From this page, feel free to submit your own personal thoughts on Mary.  

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 Current 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:

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 March 23 through April 2, 2001.

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News from Around the World

International Concert of Christian Music "The World sings Mary"

Monday 30 April 2001 at 8:30 PM at the Astra Theater (Teatro Astra) in Schio (province of Vicenza)

The Associazion of San Massimiliano Maria Kolbe of the radio broadcaster RADIO KOLBE of Schio is presenting the second annual International Festival of Christian Music "The World Sings Mary". It will be a musical gala which will give value to the expression of Marian music. Based on the success of last year's event which was attended by a thousand spectators (sold out theater) and the interest of many mass-media people who didn't want to miss the event. Local and national TV and newspaper headlines documented the concert. Furthermore, the concert was broadcast completely by satellite Telepace of Rome, K-Tv Austria, The event, again sponsored by the town of Schio will take place on Monday 30 April 2001 at 8:30 PM at the Astra Theater of Schio. 

There will be four international singer/songwriters, as well as six Italian artists sharing the stage. Along with their music, they will be sharing their faith testimonials as an expression of their artistic maturity, enriched through conversations that changed their lives. Franco Fasano, who sang at San Remo and has composed and arranged music for many famous Italian singers, has also confirmed his participation in the concert as one of the guests of light music. Fasano also works with Mediaset and with the Antonian of Bologna "Zecchino d'Oro". He will present some of his hit songs as well as his new album, recently broadcast on the radio by Sr. Myriam Castelli, host of the radio program "Cristianità" ("Christianity") on the Rai International network.

The concert will be broadcast live via satellite and internet by Radio Kolbe, Radio Telepace, Radio Sacra Famiglia and Radio Mater.

From Zenith News, Vatican City, March 25

The Holy Father began his address during the midday Angelus on March 25 by referring to the "significant" relation between "today’s liturgy of Laetare Sunday and the Feast of the Annunciation." He explained that "the solemnity of the Annunciation refers us to the source of the spiritual joy, which is the Incarnation of the Son of God." Reflecting on his pilgrimage to the Holy Land the Pontiff recalled the "intense moments of the celebration" over which he presided a year ago in the Basilica of the Annunciation at Nazareth."From the contemplation of this mystery all believers can draw renewed spiritual energy to ceaselessly proclaim and witness to Christ, our only salvation, and to faithfully serve the Gospel of life that he entrusts to us," he said.

After encouraging the work of "the movements committed against abortion," the Holy Father in his general audience address on March 25 expressed his closeness to expectant mothers who are having a difficult pregnancy and assured them that their child is an invitation to life and hope. He explained that his appeal was being made on March 25, the day in which the Church usually celebrates the moment when the angel announced to the Virgin Mary that she would conceive Jesus.

From L’Osservatore Romano March 14 & 21

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New Resources

We've added the answer to a new question submitted by a reader. 

Also, we've posted New Marian Poetry in our Resources section. 

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

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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. This week's selection is "Mary Leads Us To The Eucharist", a message from John Paul II on 8/15/1996, but related to the Eucharistic theme of Holy Thursday.

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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 Calvary, an event commemorated on Good Friday.

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News Archive

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

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