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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.

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New Resources

A section on international stamps with images of Mary has been added to our About Mary page.  The latest addition was Bulgaria.  Expect more countries to follow.

We have posted a document on What About Apparitions? which was presented by Father Johann Roten, S.M., at our recent symposium.  We have also updated our material on The Hail Mary in Various Languages.

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  News from the Marian Library


Alumni Update

Father Donald Calloway, MIC, an IMRI student, was recently elected to be the 4th Provincial Councilor for his community in the United States. The Marians of the Immaculate Conception merged their two provinces into a new one entitled Mother of Mercy Province (which also includes their Vicariate in Argentina).  Father Donald asks for prayers in dealing with his new responsibilities.

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Media Update

A new Marian film, The Nativity Story, will be released on December 1, 2006.  Directed by Catherine Hardwicke and starring Keisha Castle-Hughes as Mary, the film will be widely distributed in English in the U.S. and Canada as well as in Spanish in select markets.  Click here to view the trailer.  Pauline Books and Media has also published two texts on this film, The Nativity Story: A Film Study Guide for Catholics, and The Nativity Story: Contemplating Mary's Journeys of Faith.  These should be available in English and Spanish by the Advent season and may be ordered at or

Guadalupe, a film about the famous Mexican apparitions which occurred 475 years ago, is also set for major release on December 8, 2006.  The premiere will be in Spanish with English subtitles with an English version due out later.  For more details (including trailers) click into

Dolores Yellamaty donated a DVD copy of Vailankanni: The Lourdes of The East to The Marian Library.  The 92 minute documentary on the apparitions and miracles associated with Our Lady of Good Health in southern India was written, produced and directed by Jay Yellamaty in 2005.  Copies may be ordered at or

We have also been informed that The Italian American Press website has posted a new Marian novel, Child of Wonder, as a free e-book in PDF (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Francesca Franchina, long time member of the Marianist Family, will be doing a series of Marian broadcasts through the local station for Radio Maria WHJM (FM 88.7) in Anna, Ohio.  Called "Francesca AND Friends: WHY MARY?" the program airs every Wednesday from 11:30-12:30 PM EST focusing on: What in the world is going on about Mary; how to speak with others about Mary; and Mary in Scripture.

Her next talk will be aired this Wednesday (11/8/06) from The Marian Library with Beth Lang-Sletten and Caroline Adams on growing small Christian communities.

Tune in and call in questions and comments for Tim and Francesca.  Toll Free: 1-866-333-MARY 1-866-333-6279.  The broadcast may also be heard on-line at [Click on the BVMary photo ... Scroll down to RADIO MARIA USA (English) ... Click on the windows icon or which ever media program you have on your PC.].  The web site also provides access to some previous broadcasts.  We'll keep you informed about future programs.

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Current Exhibit

"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.

Creches are also on display in our museum.  Patrons with RealPlayer may also view a streaming video showing the sets which were on display during the 2005 Christmas season.

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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:;;;;;; and  The original address on the University of Dayton site,, remains active as well.

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Web Collaborators

Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners. highlights items from The Mary Page in their section on Catholic News. 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.

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International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule

IMRI courses for the Fall 2006 semester will conclude on November 17.  The course schedule for the Fall semester is now available.

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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 or call 316-744-0167.

Click this link for a list of all of the current Marian Events by geographical position.

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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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Papal Address to Bishops in Formation Course
"Priority to Prayer and the Constant Aspiration to Holiness"
Vatican City, October 23, 2006

Here is a Vatican translation of the address Benedict XVI gave Sept. 23 to the bishops taking part in a formation course organized by the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

I will continue to feel united with you in spirit and I ask you to convey the assurance of my affection and closeness in prayer to your Communities, upon which I invoke the motherly protection of Mary Most Holy, Star of Evangelization, and the intercession of St Pius of Pietrelcina, whose liturgical memorial we are celebrating today.

Pope Recalls Padre Pio and His Works
"Faith in God and Scientific Research Cooperate"
Vatican City, Italy, November 2, 2006

Here is a Vatican translation of the address Benedict XVI delivered in St. Peter's Square on Oct. 14 to a group of pilgrims connected with the charitable works of Padre Pio of Pietrelcina.

I entrust this prayer to the heavenly intercession of Padre Pio and the Virgin Mary. With these sentiments I warmly impart to you and those dear to you the Apostolic Blessing.

Benedict XVI's Homily for All Saints Day
"Holiness Demands a Constant Effort"
Vatican City, November 1, 2006

Here is a translation of the homily Benedict XVI gave during the Mass he presided over in St. Peter's Basilica today, the solemnity of All Saints.

The communion of the pilgrim Church in the world with the Church triumphant in glory will be strengthened. In the Preface we will proclaim that the saints are for us friends and models of life. We will ask them that they help us to imitate them and to undertake to respond with generosity to the divine call as they did. We will especially call upon Mary, the mother of the Lord and mirror of sanctity. May she, the all-holy one, make us faithful disciples of her son Jesus Christ! Amen.

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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.

Annual Feast
[Source: The Hindu (India), October 31, 2006]

The annual feast of Mother and Queen of Schoenstatt was organised at Schoenstatt Shrine, Tumkur Road.  The program started with flag hoisting, Novena, Rosary and holy mass presided over by M. Arogya Swamy, Parish Priest of St. Paul's Church, Nagasandra.  The program culminated with solemn Eucharistic celebration followed by procession and benediction.  The feast spread over four days was a joyous occasion for the students of Schoenstatt St. Mary's School.

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