Mary Page News

October 5, 2001

Mary Page News items give insight into our interest areas, our outreach, and the myriad ways people honor Our Lady. We welcome your input and your comments.

Special Hours for U.D.'s Parents Weekend

In addition to our regular hours of 8:30 am - 4:30 pm on weekdays, during Parents Weekend at the University of Dayton (October 12-14, 2001) the Marian Library will also be open:

Friday, October 12:          7:00 pm -10:00 pm

Saturday, October 13:      10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Sunday, October 14:        1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

For more information, click into Parents Weekend.

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Schedule of IMRI Courses for the Fall Semester

The International Marian Research Institute will be offering a selection of seminar courses in Theology on the University Dayton campus during the Fall 2001 Semester.  For more details, click into Current Courses.

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Congratulations to the Mary Page!

We just learned that our Mary Page web site was featured in St. Anthony Messenger magazine's "Web Catholic" column, in both the print and the online editions.  St. Anthony Messenger, of course, is the national Catholic family magazine that has been in print since 1893 (340,000 subscribers) and on the Web since 1996.  It's a ministry of the Franciscans. The column is a one-year effort to highlight trends on the Internet for Catholics and to show them exemplary sites.  Mary Page was featured in the May, 2001 edition of the magazine and at the on-line link below:

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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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Marian Events

This section 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 September 20-30.

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News from Around the World

Rosary Revival 

ďThe rosary devotion is definitely on the upswing, says Father Thomas Feeley of the Congregation of the Holy Cross and national director of the Family Rosary, headquartered in Easton, Mass. He notices a hunger in people for a deeper prayer life thatís been answered with the rosary. Recent sales of rosaries have been quadrupled in the United States.Ē  (NCR, 9,30,2001)

More than 140 countries are expected to participate in World Rosary Day this October 6. For more information go to:


Pray the Rosary to End Terrorism, Pope Pleads
Daily if Possible, He Says in Bid for World Peace

VATICAN CITY, SEPT. 30, 2001 ( John Paul II called for the recitation of the rosary during the month of October for peace and the rejection of violence.

"Given the present international context, I appeal to all -- individuals, families and communities -- to pray the rosary for peace, if possible daily, so that the world will be preserved from the dreadful scourge of terrorism," the Pontiff said when he appeared at the window of his study to address the pilgrims gathered below in St. Peterís Square.

The Holy Father reminded his listeners that October is the month when the Church venerates Mary as "Queen of the Holy Rosary."  Ö

"May the Virgin Mary, Queen of Peace, intercede for the whole of humanity, so that hatred and death will never have the last word!"

From LíOsservatore Romano September 12

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New Resources

We've added answers to two new questions submitted by readers. 

A new section on international stamps with images of Mary has been added to our Resources section.  The latest added was Chile.  Expect more countries to follow.

A new section on Mary in History was recently added to our Resources index.
We have also added a new section on French-language Resources.
Our section on Spanish-language Resources was also updated recently.

We've posted memorials to three long-time faculty members who died recently:

Fr. Frederick M. Jelly, O.P.

Fr. Walter M. Brennan, O.S.M.

Fr. Thťodore Koehler, S.M.

The graphic at the top left of our home page now randomly displays flowers named after the Virgin Mary.  Click on the flower to enlarge the image and display information about it. 

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Documents, Pronouncements (Magisterial, doctrinal)

Ad Caeli Reginam: On Proclaiming the Queenship of Mary

Encyclical of Pope Pius XII promulgated on October 11, 1954.  Issued on the feast of the Queenship of Mary, it summarizes the history of devotion to Mary as Queen.

Spanish version at:

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Marian Themes in Magisterial Documents

Marian Devotion: Various Forms of Marian Piety

Quotes from post-Vatican II Church documents on the Rosary devotion.

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News Archive

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

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Our Mary Page web site is updated frequently. Please stop in again and see what's new. 



Prayer Corner Requests

You are invited to help us pray for our Prayer Corner intentions.  Please take a look!  This site has been updated and enhanced and now allows users to directly submit prayer requests or to volunteer as a prayer partner for these intentions!

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