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To celebrate the month of October 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 October.
We have posted a document on Mary in the Orthodox Tradition which was presented by Dr. Virginia Kimball at our recent symposium. We have also posted our answers to the following questions: What is the Holy Kindred? and What is the Twelve-Star Devotion? as well as a series of Rosary Poems written by Carl Winderl.
Father Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh successfully defended his S.T.D. thesis, A Presentation and Analysis of the Marian Theology Contained in the Sermons of Adam of Dryburgh, at The Marian Library on October 21, 2006. He has been serving at the Athenaeum of Ohio as Director of Spiritual Formation, Director of the Deacon Formation Program, and Instructor of Systematic Theology.
"Mary--A Feminine Touch," a retrospective exhibit of works by the late Beverly Stoller, will run from October 1 through November 17 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 937-229-4214. Click here for a virtual exhibit of the entire display.
Family and friends of the late Beverly Stoller gathered for a memorial Mass and for the art exhibit in her honor. Father Bertrand Buby, SM and Father Johann Roten, SM, celebrated the Mass of Our Lady of the Pillar, a foundation feast for the Marianists where Blessed William J. Chaminade had a vision of the Marianist Family and especially of the religious orders of the Daughters and the Marianist Brothers and priests. Father Buby preached on the meaning of the memorial and connected this to Beverly’s love for Mary and the Marianist charism.
Father Roten captured Bev's spirit and art with a talk in which he demonstrated what was happening in her art in about seven or eight areas of her gifted paintings from sketches to icons and nature and bridges, etc. Her varied approach, as Father Roten presented it was a spiritual message through all of the media.
Bev’s husband, Ed Stoller, gave a heartfelt response to his Angel, Bev, through her icon called the Angel of Silence. He was inspirational and shared his belief in her and our resurrection through the beautiful mystery of the Communion of Saints.
The evening was attended by other Marianists and Affiliates and many women who participated in Father Buby’s retreats along with Beverly over the years.
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, campus.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.
Radio Maria broadcasts from Milan Italy, heard in 49 countries; WHJM broadcasts out of Louisiana across USA, including FF 88.7, an affiliate station in Anna, Ohio (north of Dayton) which airs regular Marian talks from UD's Marian Library every Wednesday at 11:30 am EST.
International Marian Research Institute Course ScheduleIMRI courses for the Fall 2006 semester started on October 9. The course schedule for the Fall semester is now available.
Art Contest for Christmas 2006
The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton is sponsoring an art contest for children (Grades 3-8). The contest will be juried by five local artists and art critics. The best of the art will be exhibited at the university from Thanksgiving 2006 to mid-January 2007.
To receive further information call Sister M. Jean Frisk at 937-229-4254.
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!
Dates Fixed for Papal Trip to Turkey
The Vatican press office confirmed that Benedict XVI will visit Turkey from Nov. 28 to Dec. 1. The visit will include a stop at Ephesus, the city where, according to tradition, the Virgin Mary and St. John the Evangelist resided.
On the Rosary and Missions
Here is a translation of the address Benedict XVI gave today before reciting the midday Angelus with crowds at the papal summer residence of Castel Gandolfo.
Dear Brothers and Sisters:
Today, the first day of October, I would like to reflect on two aspects that characterize this month in the ecclesial community: the praying of the rosary and commitment to the missions. Next Saturday, Oct. 7, we celebrate the feast of the Virgin of the Rosary; it is as if every year Our Lady invited us to rediscover the beauty of this prayer, so simple and profound.
Our beloved Pope John Paul II was a great apostle of the rosary: We remember him kneeling with the beads in his hands, immersed in the contemplation of Christ, as he himself invited us to do with the Apostolic Letter "Rosarium Virginis Mariae."
The rosary is a contemplative and christo-centric prayer, inseparable from the meditation of sacred Scripture. It is the prayer of the Christian who advances in the pilgrimage of faith, in the following of Jesus, preceded by Mary. I would like to invite you, dear brothers and sisters, to pray the rosary as a family during this month, and in communities and parishes, for the intentions of the Pope, for the mission of the Church and for peace in the world.
... May Mary most holy, virgin of the rosary and queen of the missions, lead us all to Christ our savior.
[After praying the Angelus, the Holy Father greeted pilgrims in several languages. In English, he said:]
... In this month of October, dedicated to the Holy Rosary, we ponder with Mary the mysteries of our salvation, and we ask the Lord to help us grow in our understanding of the marvelous things he has done for us. May God fill you with his love and may he bestow upon all those dear to you his blessings of joy and peace.
Message to the Congress of Marian Pastoral Care in
Today, a message from the Secretary of State, Tarcisio Bertone, was published, in which he sends the Pope's greetings to the participants of the Continental Congress of Marian Pastoral being held in Mexico City.
The Cardinal wrote that the reason for the encounter is "to promote Marian devotion in the Latin American countries and in the Caribbean, for a deeper conscience of what being a true disciple of Christ and witness of the Gospel means."
He continued: "These dear countries are rich in sanctuaries and places dedicated to the Most Holy Virgin Mary, with different names, the meeting place of many persons who come in pilgrimage to show their love, to implore her help and consolation for the various tribulations of life and to feel closer to her protection in personal, family and social problems. Mary is certainly in each person's heart, no matter their situation, and this shows the deep religious meaning to which the Church is called to give special pastoral attention."
Cardinal Bertone also writes that: "Marian devotion is joined also to the art with which Mary guided and continues to guide her children towards Jesus", like in the Wedding in Cana. "It is like a pedagogy of faith in Christ, full of sweetness, of the intimate knowledge of Jesus and human nature, as well as the proper and particular mission she has in the Divine Plan of Salvation. For this, the Most Holy Virgin (...) has been called 'the Star of New Evangelization' because of her ability to attract, orient and encourage those who wish to know about Jesus and who also wish to be his faithful disciples in the mission of the growth of the Kingdom of God."
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.
He's Our Pope Too
"A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II & the Jewish People" is on
display from noon to 8 p.m. weekdays and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends through
Friday, Aug. 11, at Mellon Hall at Duquesne University, 600 Forbes Ave.,
Pittsburgh. Admission is free. For more information, call 412-396-6388.
Semitism as a sin and become the first pope to recognize the state of Israel.
Carole Zawatsky, director of the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage in
Beachwood, said seeing the video of the pope at Yad Vashem helped make real to
her a person who was almost a mythical figure.
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