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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

To celebrate the month of November with Mary:

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 November.

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 November 4.  Previous Reflections are listed on our Rosary Index.  Please note that many of these documents are available in Spanish as well as English.

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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 Guyana.  Expect more countries to follow.

A section on Marian Spiritualities has also been added to our Resources index.  The latest addition was a paper on the Rosary spirituality of Faustino Perez Manglano.  Expect more articles to follow.

We have added a meditation on Mary as Queen of Apostles, and an introduction to our collection of John Paul II's Marian Prayers.  We have also updated our list of Mariological Societies and Marian Centers, as well as our FAQ on How do you pray the Rosary?

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  News from the Marian Library

Alumni Update

Michael Duricy, webmaster for the Mary Page and IMRI graduate, presented "The Seventh Art: The Life of Mary in Film" at the University of Dayton's LTC Studio on November 13.  Also, his proposed paper on "Marian Symbols in the Buffy the Vampire Slayer TV Series" was accepted for presentation at the International Slayage Conference which will be held in Nashville, Tennessee next May.

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International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule

IMRI courses for the Fall 2003 semester concluded on Nov. 14.  The schedule of future IMRI courses will be posted on the Mary Page when available.

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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

Ohio Concerts

For a true Christmas spirit concert, please note that Tatiana, the professional singer and former pop star in Europe, will perform "Emmanuel, the Story of Christmas" on the following dates and places:

Wed. Dec. 17, 2003, 8 p.m.
Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center
Cincinnati, OH
513-351-9800

Thurs. Dec. 18, 7 p.m.
St. James Parish
White Oak, OH
513-741-5325

Fri. Dec. 19, 7:30 p.m.
St. Julie Billiart Parish
Hamilton, OH
513-863-1040

Sat. Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.
St. Christopher's Parish
Vandalia, OH
937-898-2155

Sun. Dec. 21, 7 p.m.
St. Charles Borromeo Parish
Kettering, OH
937-434-9272

It should be good because the program includes Ani Ma'amin (Hebrew Chant), O Come O Come Emmanuel, Angelus, Breath of Heaven, Magnificat, From Bethlehem of Judah, The Hands That First Held Mary's Child, Gloria in Excelsis Deo, What Child is This, One Solitary Life, and Silent Night.

The flyer didn't mention any cost. Possibly it's a free will offering and afterwards opportunity to buy her CD's. To check, one may phone the concert location where one is interested in attending. For more info, and to look into booking Tatiana for future dates, surf to www.CameronProductions.org or call 310-859-6994.

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

UNITALSI COMMEMORATES 100 YEARS OF ACTIVITY

VATICAN CITY, NOV 15, 2003 (VIS)

This morning in the Paul VI Hall, the Holy Father received 8,500 participants in a pilgrimage organized by UNITALSI, which is commemorating 100 years of activity. The Italian ecclesiastical association of volunteers assists the sick during pilgrimages to international Marian shrines.

John Paul urged all the members of UNITALSI, the sick and handicapped, as well as volunteers, doctors and priests to "keep alive the charism of your ecclesiastical association. Nourish your personal experience and work in UNITALSI by listening to the Word and prayer, with an intense sacramental life and an incessant search for the divine will. This is how one offers ‘spiritual worship’ pleasing to God."

After recalling that the beginnings of the association are linked to the Marian shrine at Lourdes, the Pope affirmed: "In an attempt to imitate Our Lady, who after accepting the ‘Word made flesh’ in her womb went to visit Elizabeth, make yourselves available for humble and simple service. She will always help you and in every situation she will be your sustenance."

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From Zenit

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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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This page, maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, and created by Kris Sommers , was last modified Monday, 03/29/2004 15:24:44 EST by Michael P. Duricy . Please send any comments to jroten1@udayton.edu.