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To celebrate the month of July 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 June.
We have posted a Call for Papers for next year's annual meeting of the Mariological Society of America. We have also updated the following pages: The Hail Mary in Various Languages; and The Cherry Tree Carol.
Alejandro Cañadas, a member of the Mary Page Advisory Board, plans to attend our Marian Symposium in July with his wife, Cynthia, and their new son, Santiago (born on June 11). Alejandro is scheduled to speak on Spanish-language Marian web sites.
"Madonnas of the Morning Calm," an exhibit of thirty sacred images by Korean artist, O-Sek Bang, will run from May 15 through September 15 at the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. The exhibit is free and open to the public weekdays from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm. To view the display outside of normal operating hours, call 937-229-4254.
Three of these prints may be purchased for $5 each at The Marian Library: Christ the King of Korea; Holy Mother and the Child of Korea; and Mother of Virgins, Mother of Love. Click here for a virtual exhibit of the entire display.
Additional Web Addresses for The Mary Page
In order to make our web site more accessible, The Mary Page may now be reached at the following URLs: lapagedemarie.org; lapaginademaria.org; marypage.org; themarypage.org; marypage.udayton.edu; and themarypage.net. The original address on the University of Dayton site, www.udayton.edu/mary, remains active as well.
Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners. CatholicWeb.com highlights items from The Mary Page in their section on Catholic News. Catholic.net includes a Mary Channel on their navbar with Mary Page articles. Please visit these sites in return. We expect continued collaboration with them in the future.
Also, the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) has added the Gallery section of The Mary Page to the Exhibits section of their on-line museum, the Plethoreum.
International Marian Research Institute Course ScheduleIMRI courses for the Summer 2006 semester commenced on June 19. The course schedule for the Summer semester is now available.
San Francisco International Marian Conference
Friday, June 30 through Sunday, July 2
The theme of the conference will be "Mary at the Foot of the Cross." For more information click into www.sraphael.com/July2000.html.
Click this link for a list of all of the current Marian Events by geographical position.
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!
Itinerary of Pope's Apostolic Trip to Valencia,
Made public today was the itinerary of Benedict XVI's forthcoming apostolic trip to Valencia for the Fifth World Meeting of Families, due to be held in that Spanish city on July 8 and 9.
The Holy Father will depart from Rome's Fiumicino airport at 9.30 a.m. on Saturday, July 8, whence a two-hour flight will take him to Manises airport in Valencia. Following the welcome ceremony, he will visit the cathedral of Valencia and the basilica of the "Virgen de los Desamparados," After praying the Angelus in the "Plaza de la Virgen," he will address some words of greeting to those present. He will then go on foot to the archbishop's palace where he will have lunch.
At 5.15 p.m., the Pope will pay a courtesy visit to King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain in the palace of the "Generalitat de Valencia." Thereafter, he will return to the archbishop's palace to meet with Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, prime minister of Spain.
At 8.30 p.m., the Pope will travel by pope-mobile to Valencia's City of Arts and Sciences where, at 9.00 p.m., a festive meeting is due to take place marking the closure of the Fifth World Meeting of Families. On this occasion, the Pope is due to deliver an address. After the meeting, he will return to the archbishop's palace where he will spend the night.
At 9.30 a.m. on Sunday, July 9, Pope Benedict will preside at a Eucharistic con-celebration in the City of Arts and Sciences, and then pray the Angelus. At 12.30 p.m., he will travel by car to the airport of Manises where, following the departure ceremony, he will board his plane for Rome. He is due to arrive at Rome's Ciampino airport at 3.30 p.m.
Pope Compares the Family to Holy Trinity
The family is called to reflect the "community of love and life" of the Trinity, says Benedict XVI. ...
To "be able to progress in love and make our lives songs of praise" to the Trinity, Benedict XVI invited pilgrims to have confidence in the help of the Virgin Mary--"masterpiece of the Most Holy Trinity among all creatures"--in whose "humble heart full of faith in God, he prepared a worthy dwelling for himself, to fulfill his mystery of salvation."
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.
Boycott Threat at School Over
Parents have threatened to withdraw their children from a
primary school on Scotland's first joint campus because of a row over crucifixes
and a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Strange Heaven: The Virgin Mary as Woman, Mother, Disciple and Advocate
by Jon M. Sweeney.
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