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To celebrate the month of September 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 September.
We are in the process of posting extensive new material on Teachings of the Popes and Councils on the Virgin Mary. The latest addition was Documents up to the Council of Trent. Expect more sections to follow. N.B. Javacript must be enabled in your browser!
We have posted a slide show on Mary-A Cultural Reality which was presented by Father Johann Roten at our recent symposium. We have also updated our list of Marian Thoughts from Benedict XVI through July 9.
Teresa Monaghen, the local and National Moderator of the Secular Institute of the Apostolic Oblates and the National Director of the Pro Sanctity Movement, has been doing a series of broadcasts entitled At the School of Mary and the Saints on KVSS FM Radio in Nebraska (i.e. Spirit 88.9 out of Omaha, 103.1 out of Schuyler, and 98.3 out of Norfolk).
Her next two talks will be aired this Friday (9/15/06) on Our Lady of Sorrows at 7 am, and on Mary in the Gospel of Mark at 10 am [with Msgr. Andrew Vaccari].
Her August talks, The Assumption, St. Jane de Chantel and Motherhood, and Queenship of Mary, as well of several of her earlier talks are available online in the archives of their website. We'll keep you informed about her future programs.
Last Chance To See the Current Exhibit!
"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; campus.udayton.edu/mary; 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 Fall 2006 semester will commence on October 9. The course schedule for the Fall semester is now available.
A Pilgrimage With Mary, the First Disciple
Presenter: Teresa Monaghen, M.A.
Date: Friday, November 17, 2006 - Sunday November 19, 2006
Time: Check-in Friday begins @ 6:30 p.m., first conference @ 7:45 p.m. Retreat concludes Sunday at 1 p.m.
Location: Spiritual Life Center in Bel Aire, Kansas
Cost: Earlybird discount rate, on or before Tuesday, October 3; $120 per person (double occupancy) or $145 per person (single occupancy). After October 3; $138 per person (double occupancy), or $165 per person (single occupancy). Includes $20 non-refundable deposit.
To receive further information click into slcwichita.org/calendar.htm or call 316-744-0167.
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!
Organized Crime Can't Escape God, Warns Cardinal
The president of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace strongly denounced organized crime while visiting the Italian province of Calabria.
The context was the coronation Saturday of the Virgin of the Mountain, at the Shrine of Polsi, in the heart of Locri. There, Cardinal Renato Martino spoke out in support of a region "generous, humiliated and bloodstained by organized crime," the Vatican dicastery reported in a communiqué. ...
Numerous faithful, who had gathered in the Shrine of the Virgin of the Mountain, heard the cardinal's words.
Educate the heart
On Saturday morning, at the invitation of Bishop Giancarlo Bregantini of Locri-Gerace, Cardinal Martino presided over a Mass for the coronation of the Shrine's Marian image, venerated throughout the centuries.
The cardinal exhorted the faithful to turn with confidence to the Virgin of Polsi, "so that she will educate our hearts in hope and our hands in gestures of charity, and help us weave the fabric of that strong solidarity which gives meaning and value to our interpersonal, social and political relations."
Gregory the Great as Model
Conclusion of the address Benedict XVI gave today before reciting the midday Angelus with crowds at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.
Let us pray to the Virgin Mary that the example and teaching of St. Gregory the Great may be followed by the pastors of the Church and also by leaders of civil institutions.
Benedict XVI hopes that his Sept. 9-14 trip to Bavaria will promote a new "springtime of faith and civil progress" in Germany.
"Accompany me, dear friends, on my visit, which I entrust to the Holy Virgin," the Holy Father added. "May she guide my steps: May she obtain for the German people a renewed springtime of faith and civil progress."
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.
In Western Europe, from the Renaissance well into the 19th century, Christian
art usually took the form of an image from scripture or a statue of a biblical
figure. In Russia, devotional art also involved gold, silver, enamels, pearls
and jewels--and lots of them. At least this was true during the long stretch of
the Romanov dynasty, which endured from 1613 until 1917, when the Bolshevik
Revolution gave birth to the Soviet Union and undermined the Russian Church.
The icons with stylistic polish held the most appeal for the upper classes.
They were the ones, after all, with access to Western Europe and European art.
The rise of the oklad, though, was tied as much to the growing merchant
class as aristocrats. They cared less about the quality of the painting than the
sumptuousness of its cover.
Timken Museum of Art, Balboa Park; Free; (619) 239-5548 or www.timkenmuseum.org
Israel Arab town waits for attack
by its Arab neighbours
In the Peace Restaurant outside the Basilica of the Annunciation, the waiters
were transfixed yesterday by scenes that were anything but peaceful.
"I expected the missiles to get here,'' said Boaz Bengal. "And I think they
will keep going until they get to Tel Aviv. The only answer is for the
army to go in on the ground in Lebanon."
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