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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 have added a slide show showing geography of the Flight to Egypt by the Holy Family to our Resources index,  as well as Whither Mariology by John Samaha, S.M. to our Meditations index.

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  News from the Marian Library

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

Juan Diego May Have Been More Than a Visionary
Was Reconciler of Cultures, Says Mexican Primate

VATICAN CITY, MAY 30, 2002 (Zenit.org)

Guadalupe visionary Juan Diego was a mediator and reconciler between Indian and European cultures, as well as a Gospel messenger, the archbishop primate of Mexico says in a new book. The book, "Juan Diego the Talking Eagle," addresses historical aspects of the Mexican Indian, who received messages from the Blessed Virgin in December 1531, and who will be canonized July 31 in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe. At a press conference this week to present his book, Cardinal Norberto Rivera Carrera pointed out that many questions still surround the historical figure of Blessed Juan Diego. But there are no longer any doubts in regard to his Indian nature, virtues, historicity and holiness, the archbishop primate said.

The cardinal outlined John Paul II's itinerary for the canonization. The Pope will arrive at Mexico City's international airport on the night of July 30 from Guatemala, and will be received by President Vicente Fox.

The next day, July 31, the Pontiff will travel through the city to the basilica, where he will celebrate the canonization Mass. Following a courtesy visit with the president, the Pope will meet with more than 100 bishops who make up the Mexican episcopal conference. On Aug. 1, his last day in Mexico, John Paul II will beatify two martyrs of Oaxaca. He will then leave the Marian basilica and go to the airport for the return trip to the Vatican.

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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