Mary Page News

October 12, 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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Alumni Update

Sister M. Marcia Vinje, a recent student of IMRI and currently associate director of the Office of Pastoral Services for the Diocese of Madison, spoke September 6 on "Understanding the Role of Mary, the Saints and Sacramentals in our Faith Lives", opening a monthly lecture series to be held at the Montello Center.  For more information, call the parish office at 608-297-7423. 

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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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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 Rally in Phoenix

On October 14th, the Diocese of Phoenix will have it's 26th Diocesan Rosary Sunday at the Phoenix Civic Center. Our attendance usually runs around 5,000 to 5,500 people. It consists of a parade of blessing where all the different parishes and organizations in the diocese march before the bishop for his blessing. This is followed by a talk. This year it will be Father Trigilio givng the talk.

Then we have the entrance of the Blessed Sacrament followed by the Rosary. Over 100 altar servers form an honor guard for the Blessed Sacrament. This is concluded with Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament. It starts at 2:00 PM and usually finishes about 4:30 PM.

After this celebration, adoration is continued across the street at St Mary's Basilica with several priests hearing confessions. This event is sponsored by the Knights of Columbus and the Legion of Mary.


VATICAN CITY, OCT. 7, 2001 ( - Speaking in English, the Pope reminded the faithful of his request that they pray the rosary daily for peace in the world and for an end to terrorist attacks.

Catholic-Anglican Declaration on Mary Is in the Works

LONDON, OCT. 5, 2001 ( - Catholics and Anglicans are working to reach an agreement on a crucial point of their differences: the dogmas of the immaculate conception of Mary and her assumption into heaven.

Members of the Anglican-Roman Catholic International Commission (ARCIC) met last month at Dublin´s College of Education and agreed in principle on the preparation of a joint declaration on Mary's role in the life and doctrine of the Church. The document is expected to take two years to complete.

Father Don Bolen, Catholic secretary of ARCIC and member of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity, reported the news to the Catholic Herald.

From L’Osservatore Romano September 19&26

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New Resources

The Newsletter for the Mariological Society of America (MSA) is now on-line.

We've also 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 New Marian Poetry was also updated recently.  Also, we have added prayers from With God and with Men by Adrienne von Speyr to our section on Marian Prayers.

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. Théodore 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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