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Mary in Books, Films and Music

New Book About Mary

ACTA Publications recently published Sister Mary Kathleen Glavich's 2007 book, The Catholic Companion to Mary.  The Marian Library now owns a copy of this book in its general collection.  By the way, The Marian Library is mentioned in the book (on page 14, as is the Marianum in Rome on page 14).  Brother John Samaha recommends the book as a popular treatment on Mary.

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, September 19, 2007, Francesca discusses Mystical City of God, the life of the Blessed Mother as dictated by her to Mary of Agreda with Jack Davis, retired IBM executive who has read and studied extensively, this treasured four volume treatise on The Conception, Incarnation, Transfixion, and Coronation (Part 2 of a series on Francesca and Friends regarding Mystical City of God).

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, September 18, 2007, Francesca Franchina discusses the life and missionary/healing ministry of recently deceased Father Paul Schaaf, C.PP.S. Co founder of the Association of Christian Therapists (ACT and the work of ACT and the Precious Blood Order with Father Tony Fortman, C.PP.S. of St. Henry, OH.

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

Sister M. Jean Frisk will speak on "Reading Magisterial Documents about Mary" at a symposium, on "The Role of Mary in the Church", along with Father Bert Buby, S.M. (on "Mary in the Scriptures") and others at Ohio Dominican University from 8 am - noon on September 22.  Click here more more details.

Also, Fathers Antonio Larocca and Javier Alson will host a Marian symposium from September 21-23, "Maria Discipula y Misionerea del Senor," at the Colegio San Pedro in Venezuela.  For more information call 0251-2541828 or click into their web site, Servicio Mariano de Comunicacion.

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New Exhibit!

With The Eyes of the Heart

The Marian Library gallery will showcase Brazilian artist Sidney Matias' art, which is infused by Marianist spirituality. The exhibit will run from September 17 - November 17.  Matias was honored at a reception at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18, in the Marian Library lounge. Click here for a 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 commence on October 15.  The course schedule is available online.

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We have posted a prayer to Our Lady of China, an article about Our Lady of Ransom, and Virginia Kimball's review of Behold Your Mother: Priests Speak About Mary.

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Cardinal Bertone Promotes Rosary in Peru
Chimbote, Peru, August 30, 2007

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone told seminarians in Peru that their task is holiness, and that one of the ways to achieve it is by praying the rosary.

The Secretary of State said this Wednesday when visiting an archdiocesan seminary in Peru.

He recommended the rosary saying that, "in praying it, we follow His Holiness Benedict XVI, who recites it with frequency each morning and uses it to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ."  The Salesian cardinal assured the seminarians that he would tell the Pope of their encounter.

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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.

Invitation to Worldwide Rosary Day (October 7, 2007)
Source: Guillermo Estevez Alverde (

We invite you to organize a Rosary Prayer Session in your community, whether it may be a massive event in a Church or a Stadium, or just your family and friends, joining in with many more Rosaries organized around the world on the same day, October 7th, with the same intentions, thus forming the Worldwide Rosary Day 2007.   

In October, 1996, a Worldwide Rosary was organized for the 50th anniversary of His Holiness Pope John Paul IIís priestly ordination. The event was held in 20 countries simultaneously. In Mexico, the Rosary was prayed in 2,600 different locations, with more than three million people participating.    
During the Worldwide Rosary Day which took place in October 2000 more than 140 countries joined in, with scores of Rosaries organized in Churches, stadiums, Cathedrals, bullfight rings, town squares, jails, hospitals, schools, etc. Many of these events were broadcast over live radio or TV. Millions of people participated all over the world.

In 2007 we are already celebrating eleven years of organizing this event, in which, with the blessing of Our Most Holy Mother Mary, every year more people and more countries join in to pray the Rosary. The main event will be held in Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City.

We wish to invite all religious and lay movements from the world to organize massive Rosaries, joining in this Worldwide Rosary Day 2007, in as many locations and countries as possible; to become part of this grand event during the month of October, programming the Rosary to take place during the first weekend of this month. We ask you to promote this event which surely pleases Jesus and Mary enormously. ...

For more information click into

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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 September 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 September.

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Marian Events

Fall Meeting of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary-USA

Date: October 13, 2007, 10 am - 3 pm

Place: Saint Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Topic: Significance of Marian Apparitions, especially the Apparitions of Our Lady in Fatima, Portugal in 1917, in honor of the 90th anniversary of the Miracle of Sun at Fatima on Oct. 13, 1917.

For more information click into the ESBVM web site.

Also, note that the Society also plans to hold an international conference in August, 2008.  Fore more information see the links below.

Click here to see the Call For Papers (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Click here for complete details on the conference program (requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

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