Posted February 22, 2002

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News from the ML/IMRI

Schedule of IMRI Courses for the Winter Semester

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

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Extended Exhibit

CRÈCHES GALORE!!  Now to be seen at The Marian Library through the end of October 2002 (Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) are 59 different Nativity scenes selected from holdings of over 900.  This exhibit is comprised of sets related to the birth of Christ shown during Christmastime at the Dayton Art Institute and The Marian Library at the University of Dayton.  The extension of dates provides opportunity for those who were unable to view the works or who would appreciate seeing them again.  There is no admission fee; and popular brochures with complimentary text are available for taking.  As a bonus, other art, including Marian exhibits in the Gallery, is also available to enjoy.  Welcome to The Marian Library!

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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.  

We also encourage our readers to submit their opinions on various styles of Marian Art through an on-line art survey.

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News from Around the World

New Schoenstatt Shrine

On October 22, 2000 Archbishop Braun officiated at the dedication of a new Schoenstatt Shrine in the Archdiocese of Bamberg, Germany.  The site of the Schoenstatt center used to be a US Miltary Base – Hawk Site.  For more information read the German article [in PDF format] on page 14 from ‘Kirche Heute’ Der Marienberg - ein Ort der Stille

Juan Diego's upcoming sainthood - a victory for indigenous people everywhere

An interview with relatives of the messenger for the Virgin of Guadalupe


Evangelization Should Lead to Charity, Says Preacher

Day 4 of Papal Spiritual Exercises

VATICAN CITY, FEB, 20, 2002 (

In becoming man, Christ made man the way of the Church, the preacher at the annual papal retreat said in the presence of John Paul II and his Roman Curia aides.

On the fourth day of the Spiritual Exercises, the preacher, Cardinal Claudio Hummes of Sao Paolo, said the central event of man's history is summarized in the phrase "the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us." …. He proposed Mary, the mother of Jesus, as a model of evangelization and charity. The maiden of Nazareth first "listened to the Word of God, meditated on it in her heart, and lived it by constantly putting into practice her 'fiat' -- be it done unto me," the cardinal added.

In the second place, Mary's example of charity came to a climax "when she accepted, at the foot of the cross, to suffer with her Son," the preacher said. The retreat ends Saturday.

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Marian Events  

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

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New Resources

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

We have added a section on Mary in Medieval Writers to our Resources index with several articles by Dr. Deyanira Flores.  Expect more of her articles to be posted here in the future.  Also, the page on Marian Feasts Past and Present has been revised.

We have posted John Paul II's Marian Prayer for the Conclusion to the Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Oceania (Nov. 22, 2001) on our Prayers index.  We have also added sections on English Prayers of Popes and English Prayers of saints.

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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.

Not posted this week.  Expect an update to this section next month.

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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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