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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 July.
We have posted material on a Marianist shrine in Zambia. We have also updated What is the origin of the expression stella matutina or morning star?
Sister Donna Maria Moses will be making a profession of life commitment with the Dominican Sisters of Mission San Jose in California on August 6, 2006. The Mary Page recently posted excerpts of the sociological research which she presented at the MSA conference.
"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.
From July 24-31, the artist will be at the University of Dayton She, along with Marianist and other artists, will make a special presentation on art at the East Ballroom in Kennedy Union on Friday evening at 8 pm. Father Johann G. Roten, S.M. will moderate this event. All are welcome.
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.
Living With Mary Today
The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute plans to hold a four day symposium on Mary in July 2006. For more information click into: http://www.udayton.edu/mary/symposium06.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!
Benedict XI's Homily at Closing Mass
Here is the homily Benedict XVI delivered today at the closing Mass of the 5th World Meeting of Families
... Let us return for a moment to the first reading of this Mass, drawn from the Book of Esther. The Church at prayer has seen in this humble queen interceding with all her heart for her suffering people, a prefigurement of Mary, whom her Son has given to us all as our Mother; a prefigurement of the Mother who protects by her love God's family on its earthly pilgrimage. Mary is the image and model of all mothers, of their great mission to be guardians of life, of their mission to be teachers of the art of living and of the art of loving.
Papal Address at Welcoming Ceremony
Conclusion of the address Benedict XVI delivered on Saturday morning at the Valencia-Manises international airport, during the welcome ceremony.
... In union with all taking part, I will implore from the Lord, through the intercession of our Most Holy Mother and the Apostle Saint James, plentiful graces for the families of Spain and of the whole world. May the Lord abundantly bless all of you and your beloved families!
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.
Padre Pio: Miracle Man
Story Line: As a young boy, Italian peasant Francesco Forgione (Castellitto) has visions of Jesus Christ and the Virgin Mary, convincing him to become a Capuchin friar. His healing powers, coupled with the appearance of the stigmata, earns "Padre Pio" a devoted following and begins to make the Vatican nervous.
Bottom Line: An exceptionally earnest, well-made biopic of the miracle worker who Pope John Paul II declared a saint in 2002, Padre Pio has something films of this type often lack: a strong sense of dramatic structure. It would be a compelling story even if it were not true (or, at least, based on events known to be true). Forgione's saintly nature is well captured in Castellitto's superb performance. The Capuchin friar emerges from this Italian made-for-TV mini-series as a towering figure, which should please Catholic viewers lately battered by repeated stories and images depicting deeply flawed clergymen. Obviously a heartfelt production and one that avoids the temptation to sensationalize its subject and his supernatural abilities, Padre Pio could be extremely big with the heartland consumers who made Passion of the Christ such a cultural phenomenon. This title deserves all the chatter and promotion you can give it.
WITH HIS MEMORIES STILL ALIVE in the hearts of his followers and friends, not
even death can stop the late Manila Archbishop Jaime Cardinal Sins dream from
becoming a reality.
More than a realization of a great man's vision to strengthen the faith of
the faithful, they are also a constant reminder of and a prayer for peace.
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