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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 celebration of the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary on June 8, 2002, Mary Page offers a variety of resources inviting study, reflection and meditation.

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New Resources

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

We have also added a list of Dissertations completed at the International Marian Research Institute to our Resources index,  as well as a Petition to Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii to our Meditations index.

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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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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

Mary to Be Focus of Worldwide Videoconference 

VATICAN CITY, MAY 28, 2002 (Zenit.org)

A worldwide videoconference of top scholars will be held Wednesday on the figure of the Blessed Virgin Mary in contemporary theology.

It will be the ninth such videoconference organized by the Vatican Congregation for the Clergy. The topic of the virtual meeting will be "Mariology from Vatican Council II Until Today."

Following an introduction by Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, prefect of the Vatican congregation, theologians will address the audience from Rome, Moscow, Madrid, New York, Taipei, Bogota, Manila, Sydney, Johannesburg and Munich.

Among the speakers are Father Georges Cottier, Papal Household theologian; Father Jean Galot; Monsignor Bruno Forte, president of the School of Theology of Southern Italy; and Gerhard L. Muller, professor of dogmatic theology at Munich's Ludwig Maximilian University.

The meeting begins at midday (Roman time). It can be followed live and recorded at http://www.clerus.org.

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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