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Radio Maria From The Marian Library

Francesca Franchina, MS Ed., a 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 AM-12:30 PM EST focusing on what is going on in the world about Mary, how to speak with others about Mary, and Mary in Scripture.

On Wednesday, July 25, 2007, Francesca talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D about the mission and vision of The International Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and its members in the healing professions. ACT members are professionally-educated doctors, nurses, psychotherapists, counselors, priests, ministers, religious, social workers, allied health professionals and associate members who are actively bringing in the harvest and preparing for the net break in the Body of Christ healing ministry, "Healing with the Heart of Jesus."

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 whichever 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.  An encore of each show is broadcast Monday night from 8:30-9:30 pm EST one week after the original.

Her series, Through the Tummy to the Heart, airs every Tuesday except the first Tuesday from 5:00-5:45 PM on RADIO MARIA WHJM and also online. The series encores Saturdays from 3:00-3:45 pm.  Tune in 88.7 FM (WHJM) in the northern Archdiocese of Cincinnati and on line at from anywhere in the world. Send email to Francesca with questions, comments, suggestions at Send email while the programs are going on if you cannot get through or if you are listening outside of the USA. CALL IN TOLL FREE; PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show); 1-866-333-6279.

On Tuesday, July 24, 2007, Fran discusses tips and techniques for Italian cooking and evangelization. This week Francesca focuses on Our Lady Star of Evangelization: Our Lady of America, her message and meaning for today; Sr. Mildred Neufil's spiritual director, Monsignor Paul Leibold (later, Archbishop of Cincinnati) and the recent letter to the American Bishops from the Archbishop of St. Louis, the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception in Washington DC and Our Lady of America prayer card campaign. T5H is cooking up good stuff to eat and digest: Francesca's Favorite Italian recipe of the day: Pizza Pasta Casserole. On each program Francesca also shares biblical references and the history/nutritional benefits of various foods and ingredients for you to share with others.

Fran has informed us about a new program on Radio Maria.  Marsha Morthland, her good friend and spiritual Godmother, Air Force wife, former parishioner at St. Luke's, commenced her new radio program last Monday. It is on Motherhood. Marsha is Spirit-filled, big time, and airs from Houston TX 10:30-11:30 am Central Time 11:30 am-12:30 pm EST every week

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Alumni Update

Carl Winderl, Ph.D, Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University in California and new member of the Mariological Society of America, recently participated in a Marian Conference held at the Palazzo dei Congressi in Italy from June 8-9, 2007, entitled Maria, grazia e speranza in Cristo [Mary, grace and hope in Christ]. His presentation, Maria nella ri-visitazione protestante [The re-visitation of Mary among Protestants] included two of the poems in his series on the Rosary which he contributed to The Mary Page, as well as some additional unpublished Marian poems.  Italian translations of his works were made available for the conference participants through the work of Nicoletta Hary, a colleague here at UD's Roesch Library.

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Current Exhibit

Highly Favored: Contemporary Images of the Virgin Mary.  This exhibit by twenty-nine artists of the Catholic, Orthodox, and Protestant Traditions from Christians in the Visual Arts (CIVA) will be displayed in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library at the University of Dayton from July 1 through September 15, 2007 from 8 am to 10 pm on weekdays and from noon to 6 pm on the weekend.  Free and open to the public!  For more information call 937-229-4214 or 937-229-4254 or click into the virtual exhibit.

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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 articles from The Mary Page. Please visit these sites in return.  We expect continued collaboration with them in the future.

Radio Maria broadcasts from Milan Italy, heard in forty-nine countries; WHJM broadcasts out of Louisiana across USA, including FM 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 Summer 2007 semester will conclude on July 27.

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We have updated our list of Marian Sayings by Benedict XVI through June 24, 2007.  We have also posted material for the July 26 Memorial of Mary's parents, Anna and Joachim.

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Pope's Address to European Professors
"A New Humanism for Europe. The Role of the Universities"

Vatican City (Zenit), June 24, 2007

I am particularly pleased to receive you during the first European Meeting of University Lecturers, sponsored by the Council of European Episcopal Conferences and organized by teachers from the Roman universities, coordinated by the Vicariate or Rome's Office for the Pastoral Care of Universities. ... My greeting also goes to other civil and religious authorities, the Rectors and the teachers of the various universities, as well as the chaplains and students present. ... I invoke upon you, and the universities in which you work, the maternal protection of Mary, Seat of Wisdom.

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The director and editors of The 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.

Twenty-five Pilgrims Killed as Coach Crashes on Mountain Road
Source: The Express (U.K.), June 23, 2007

At least twenty-five Roman Catholic pilgrims died yesterday when their returning coach crashed through a mountain road barrier and burst into flames.

Twelve others were critically injured in the accident on the winding RN85 - Route Napoleon - road high in the Alps near Grenoble, eastern France.

Up to three people were still missing last night.

The Polish vehicle, with two drivers and forty-nine passengers, smashed through a safety barrier and hurtled 130 feet to a stream below, near the small town of Vizille.

It had been returning from the shrine of Notre Dame de la Salette, where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared to two children in 1846. Most of those on board were elderly and came from the Szczecin region of north-east Poland.

Investigators were likely to concentrate on the vehicle's mechanical condition. The coach was believed to have had brake trouble.

The RN85 is authorised for use by buses only if they have electronic braking.

Local people rushed to the scene and tried to put out the flames with buckets of water.

The injured were shuttled to hospitals by ambulance and helicopter. Divers were also sent in, to search for victims who might have been hurled into the stream.

The pilgrims, on a tour of European Roman Catholic shrines left Poland a fortnight ago and were on their way home.

The tortuous RN85 road from Gap to Grenoble has been the scene of many accidents.

Emergency-services official Stephane Eastachy said: "Around twenty-five years ago almost exactly the same accident occurred at this spot."

He added: "There are twenty-five dead so far, and we're still looking for two or three missing people who may be in the wreckage or may have been swept away by the stream."

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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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Liturgical Season

Marian Commemoration Days

To celebrate the month of July with Mary:

The 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.

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Marian Events

Evangelization Mission: Our Lady of Guadalupe

Date: July 27, 2007, 7:00-9:30 pm

Place: Our Lady of Good Counsel Chapel in Alumni Hall at the University of Dayton campus

Father Antonio SMC and Father Xavier SMC, Founders of a new religious order Servants of Mary Co-Redemptorix in Venezuela, will present an Evangelization Mission focusing on Our Lady of Guadeloupe, Star of Evangelization, beginning with Mass at 7:00 PM , followed by how to evangelize with Our Lady of Guadeloupe Missionary Image. The traveling Missionary Image of Our Lady of Guadeloupe will be present. A short informative movie on the Guadeloupe Message and Basilica in Mexico City will also be shown. Hosted by The Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary Faith Sharing Community of the Marianist Family of Mary and The Daughters of the Immaculate Conception, Dayton, OH; and OHIO Radio Maria, (WHJM 88.7 FM).

All welcome, No charge. Handicapped Accessible.

Directions to University of Dayton Alumni Hall Chapel

Route 35 or I- 75 to Brown Street; travel South on Brown ( NOT UD Main Entrance)
to Kiefaber Street, only runs one way ... From South turn right on Kiefaber
From North turn left on Kiefaber
Kiefaber St. dead ends into UD campus at new center, swimming pool etc.; Turn left
dead ends at Founders Hall; turn left, park in that lot.
See Alumni Hall (steps on outside)
Walk around the left of Alumni Hall , follow path,
Chapel Door on right, it is marked CHAPEL ... enter in ... one small step up.

For more information Email Francesca Franchina of Radio Maria at

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