Liturgical Season 6/27/03 World News
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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 month of June, use the following:

Marian Commemoration Days

Mary Page offers a variety of resources inviting study, reflection and meditation.  We also list important Marian dates for each month of the year.  Please see Marian Commemoration Days for the month of July.

Rosary Markings

Rosary Markings is an answer to John Paul II's proclamation of "The Year of the Rosary" (2002-2003).  Rosary Markings will explore various facets of the rosary all through this anniversary year.  It will be updated frequently.  

See our recent addition from June 25.  Previous Reflections are listed on our Rosary Index.

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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 Mexico.  Expect more countries to follow.

A section on Marian Spiritualities has also been added to our Resources index.  The latest additions were papers by Fr. Johann G. Roten, S.M. and Fr. John Theodore.  Expect more articles to follow.

We posted a new streaming video, A Pilgrim's Journal, edited from footage shot by J J San Pascual at various Marian shrines around the world.  Our award-winning documentary on The Marian Library, All Generations Will Call Her Blessed, may also  be viewed online.

We have also posted our answer to a reader's question: What is the origin of the title of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart? as well as posting updated material in our index of Marian Magisterial Documents [especially Orientations and Proposals for the Celebration of the Marian Year 1987-1988 and The Holy Spirit and Mary].

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  News from the Marian Library

We have received a number of emails from readers commending our Mary Page web site.  Thank you all for your encouragement and support.  The following comments are a typical example:

I wanted to let you know how important your work is to so many people.  We have used you as a resource over the years and have led others to your site.  We are grateful.  We will keep your exhibit in prayer.  It will benefit many and I am sure you will hear many compliments from those who attend.


New Course Will Be Offered!

The International Marian Research Institute would like to call your attention to a new course which will be offered from July 28 - August 1, 2003, Mary and the Internet. This course will provide an introduction to the history and nature of the Internet and web design.  Catholic teaching on the mass media, in general, and on the Internet, in particular, will also be discussed.  Numerous web sites with Marian themes from around the world will be shown and critiqued with regard to content and design. The instructors will be Mr. Michael P. Duricy, Sr. Danielle Peters, and Alejandro Cañadas. We encourage anyone interested in this fascinating, cutting-edge topic to attend. For more information, consult the course syllabus.

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Alumni Update

Virginia M. Kimball, who successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, Liturgical Illuminations: Marian Theology in the Eastern Orthros, Morning Hours, on June 21, 2003, recently had an article published on the web, Robert J. Andrews, America's Truly Byzantine Iconographer.

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New Exhibit!

Rosaries of the World will be on display in the Marian Library Gallery from June 20 to August 1, 2003.  The Gallery is open 8:30 am - 4:30 pm weekdays.  For more information, or to arrange for viewing at another time, call (937) 229-4214.  Crèches are also on display in our museum through Nov. 2003.

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Press Release

Healing Plants of the Bible ties for 1st place in Catholic Press Association Competition

Healing Plants of the Bible: History, Lore and MeditationsHealing Plants of the Bible by Vincenzina Krymow earned a first-place tie in the spirituality-hardcover category of the recent Catholic Book Awards competition sponsored by the Catholic Press Association of the United States and Canada.  The award was announced at the CPA annual convention in Atlanta in May.

About Healing Plants of the Bible the judges commented: "If one wants to take a delightful, insightful and educational trip, surrounded by beauty and wonder, this book is the ticket. Beautifully packaged, it provides history and information about biblical plants, but in, literally, a God context. A reader of this book has to feel a certain awe about how the Creator designed plant life, independently beautiful yet full of hidden nourishing and healing gifts for humankind to discover."

Illustrations for Healing Plants of the Bible were created by Brother Joseph Barrish, S.M.; meditations are by M. Jean Frisk. The book was published by the St. Anthony Messenger Press in 2002. Ms. Krymow’s first book, Mary’s Flowers: Gardens, Legends and Meditations, first published in 1999, was published in soft-cover in 2002. It won first place for overall design and production and third place in the spirituality-hardcover category of the CPA competition in 2000.

A Centerville, Ohio, resident, Ms. Krymow is associated with the Marian Library at the University of Dayton and is a volunteer at Cox Arboretum, where she helps tend the small biblical garden. She is currently at work on her next book.

For more information call: (937) 434-1518.

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Major Exhibit Coming Soon

The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute invites you to visit The Mother of God: Art Celebrates Mary, thirty-eight paintings and sculptures from the permanent collection of The Vatican Museums, spanning seventeen centuries of Christian art and reflecting cultures worldwide.

September 4 - November 10, 2003

Roesch and Marian Library Galleries in Roesch Library on the University of Dayton Campus.
Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  Saturday and Sunday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Free Admission -- Parking Available

For tours and information call: (937) 229-4254 or email: VaticanExhibit@notes.udayton.edu.
See also the article by Pamela Gregg in the August 22 issue of U.D.'s Campus Report.

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International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule

The schedule of IMRI courses for Spring 2003 - Fall 2003 is now available for view.  
Courses for the Summer started on June 16.

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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


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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.

From L’Osservatore Romano

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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.

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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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