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

Liturgical Season

In preparation for the Liturgical celebrations of the month of May and for Ascension/Pentecost, Mary Page offers a variety of resources inviting study, reflection and meditation.

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New Resources

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

Also, We have added a paper on Marie dans le Cinéma to our Resources index and a reflection on Mary - "Mother of God" to our Meditations menu.

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  News from the Marian Library

ATTENTION: Exhibit Extended Through May 31

 CREATING MARIAN ART: A Mixed Media Approach----Kelly Buntin Johnson uses tiny European glass seed beads and various vintage items in the making of dolls depicting Our Lady and Saints.  Shirley M. Harryman's framed photography of Mary and Saints includes black and white prints as well as hand-colored-with-oils prints.  These works can now be seen Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., in The Marian Library Gallery THROUGH MAY 31.

Digitized photos of the items on display in the Marian Library can be seen under Current Exhibit in our Gallery section.

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International Marian Research Institute Summer Courses

Summer courses begin on June 11.  See the course offerings for the summer academic session of The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at: Summer Schedule.

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Thesis Defense

Fr. Frank Leo, Jr., a student at the International Marian Research Institute, will defend his S.T.L. thesis, The Virgin Mother in the Treatises of Fra Girolamo Savonarola, in The Marian Library Reading Room at 10:00 A.M. on Saturday, May 18, 2002.

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MSA 2002 Meeting in New York City

The 2002 MSA national meeting will be held at the Francis Cardinal Spellman Retreat Center in Riverdale, New York (a suburb north of New York City) on May 22 - 25.  Plans are underway with exciting news that our New York board member, Fr. Myles Murphy, has received word that Cardinal Avery Dulles has accepted an invitation to be keynote speaker at the meeting.  A special event is being planned for those who attend the meeting - a visit to the Cloisters (a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art).  The topic of the meeting will be "The Marian Dimension of the Christian Life: The Middle Period."

Details of the Program

Registration Form

Directions

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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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Marian Events

National Medjugorje Conference at Notre Dame (May 31 - June 2, 2002)

New speaker added to program: James Caviezel has had starring roles in a number of Hollywood films including The Thin Red Line, Frequency, Angel eyes, The Count of Monte Christo and his most recent film, High Crimes.  He has been to Medjugorje three times and we are delighted that he is coming to Notre Dame to share his his experiences there.

For more information contact Queen of Peace Ministries at: (574) 288-8777.

Click this link for a list of all of the current Marian Events by geographical position.

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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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News from Around the World

From ZENIT

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

From L’Osservatore Romano

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

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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 week.

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

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