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2/19/08

The 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.

 

  News from the Marian Library


Mary in Books, Films and Music

Jonathan Harvey sent in the following Marian trivia.  He notes that the opening shots in The Shining were filmed in Glacier National Park in Montana, [though the story was set in the Colorado Rockies] and has confirmed that the shot actually shows Saint Mary's Lake in that park. He adds that "Wild Goose Island in the middle of St. Mary's is a very good match for the island in a shot a few seconds earlier." Both areas may be viewed on Google Earth.


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, February 20, 2008, Francesca Franchina discusses Marian Shrines throughout the world, highlighting Lourdes, France on its 150th Jubilee, and also, the upcoming [July, 2008] Marian Symposium, Mary In The Life of the Parish,  with Father Francois Rossier, S.M., and Michelle Foley of The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton.

The broadcast may also be heard on-line at radiomaria.us [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 www.radiomaria.us from anywhere in the world. Send email to Francesca with questions, comments, suggestions at fran@866333mary.com. 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, February 19, 2008, Francesca discusses Prayers of Reparation to the Heart of Jesus and Liturgy of the Hours and shares easy and delicious Italian Lenten Meatless Recipes: Tortellini Primavera and Lasagna Roll-Ups.

Fran has informed us about a new program on Radio Maria. Thy Kingdom Come, will air on Thursdays from 3:00-4:00 pm EST (2:00-3:00 Central Time).

Father Ed Wade CC (Companion of The Cross) Associate Director of The Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston Texas, Founding Member and First Director of The Fraternity of Priests headquartered in Steubenville, Ohio, hosts a weekly hour program on Radio Maria addressing the fresh outpouring of the Holy Spirit and Marian Teaching in the Roman Catholic Church. Father Ed shares how people of all ages are experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit and utilizing the gifts of the Holy Spirit in personal and Church ministries and how lapsed Catholics are returning to the faith in great numbers and being empowered with the grace of the Holy Spirit. Informative and inspiring teachings, lively discussion, engaging talk and more!

Father Ed Wade CC was born in Pennsylvania; Former US Marine; Attended Saint Francis Seminary and participated in the M. Div program. Ordained in 1972 for the diocese of Camden, New Jersey, where he was a parish priest for seven years. He was released from Archdiocesan parish ministry in 1979 to work full time in evangelization giving parish missions and speaking at Catholic Charismatic Conferences at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Gibraltar, Germany, England, Wales, Scotland, Prague, Ireland, Canada and the USA.

Father Ed also worked at the University of Steubenville in student life and evangelization and spent three years in Belfast, North Ireland working with an ecumenical community for reconciliation. He joined the Companions of the Cross Community in 1993. His mission is Marian, magisterial, Eucharistic and charismatic evangelization. Father Ed is the Associate Director of The Catholic Charismatic Center in Houston, Texas, the largest Catholic Charismatic Center in the World built at the request of the Bishop of Houston. Marsha Morthland Radio Maria Presenter (Family Spirit Alive! Mondays 11:30-12:30 PM EST) also teaches at the CCC. Radio Maria also broadcasts Hispanic programming in Spanish at the Center to the Houston, Texas area.

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

Marianist Heritage Celebration (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)


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Four members of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade's Society of Mary (Marianists), who were martyred in Madrid during the Spanish Civil War in 1936, were beatified October 28, 2007.  Pope Benedict XVI had earlier approved their beatification along with a group of several thousand martyrs--lay, religious and clerical.  These religious are members of a religious congregation dedicated to participating in Mary's apostolic mission to bring Christ to all peoples.  They are Father Miguel Leibar, S.M. (1885-1936), Brother Florencio Arnaiz, S.M. (1909-1936)), Brother Joaquin Ochoa, S.M. (1910-1936), and Brother Sabino Ayastuy, S.M. (1911-1936).  They are commemorated on November 6 in the liturgical calendar.

These Marianist martyrs were victims of religious persecution in the Spanish Civil War.  They were sought and martyred because of their faith and membership in a religious congregation, and for teaching in a noted Marianist school in Madrid, Colegio Nuestra Senora del Pilar.  Brothers Florencio, Joaquin, and Sabino were executed at El Pardo, Madrid, on 14 September 1936; Father Miguel, at Vallecas, Madrid, on 28 July 1936, only several days after the beginning of hostilities.

For more information, click into The Marianist Corner.  Also, note that the University of Dayton is celebrating its Marianist Heritage through February 28, 2008.

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Current Exhibit

When Words Become Pictures: Our Lady Calligraphed

The Marian Library gallery is showing the works of Dayton Artist, Ann Bain, from January 15 to March 30, 2008.  A Valentine Reception will be held for the artist in The Marian Library at 7 pm on February 14.  Click here for virtual exhibit.

Visit also our year-long Creche exhibit featuring paper nativities of Bill and Annie Baker and works of Malaika Favorite.

The Marian Library Gallery is located on the seventh floor of Roesch Library.  Free and open to the public, hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or by appointment.  Call 937-229-4214 or 4254.

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Koehler International Student Award

It is time for interested students to apply for the Koehler International Student Award.  If you know international students at the University of Dayton who would be eligible, please encourage them to apply.  The following description contains all the pertinent information.

International students (with non-immigrant visa)--undergraduate or graduate--are eligible for the Koehler Award.  The award was established by Professor Susan L. Tsui (UD Library, now retired), with the Lackner Award funds presented to her in 1995 by the UD Marianists.  The award is named in honor, now in memory, of Father Theodore A. Koehler, S.M., a native of Strasbourg, France, who directed The Marian Library from 1969 to 1986. He founded and directed The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) there, 1974 to 1986, and was the Director-Emeritus of The Marian Library, an IMRI professor, and an active scholar until his death on May 15, 2001.

The Koehler Award, intended to help international students purchase textbooks, consists of $100.00 (or more) in textbook credits at the campus bookstore.  The exact amount of the award and the number of individuals who receive the award each year varies, depending on the funds available.  Criteria for winning this award include financial need, a good academic record, and personal characteristics which reflect the Marianist tradition.

Candidates must submit an application form by March 7, 2008, including a brief statement about themselves (their educational goals, extracurricular and service activities, their career plans).  Applicants will also be responsible for obtaining a faculty recommendation.  The application form is available online at library.udayton.edu/awards/koehler.

Questions?  Contact Cecilia Mushenheim (Chairperson, Koehler International Student Award Committee) at The Marian Library (Roesch Library, Room 708, Phone: 9-4294).

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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: 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.

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Web Collaborators

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 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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We have posted Poetic Lenten Meditations for each day in the season written by Dr. Virginia M. Kimball as well as Poetry for the Lenten Season written by various authors.  We have also updated the Marian Sayings of Benedict XVI through January 30, 2008 and our Korean-language News through February 14, 2008.  We have posted our comprehensive, multilingual Marian Bibliography for 2007 and also updated our links for Religious Products and our list of articles in Marian Studies through number fifty-five, the latest issue.

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Sister Lucia's Beatification Process to Begin
Pope Waives Five-year Waiting Period
Source: Zenit (Vatican City), February 13, 2008

Benedict XVI announced he will dispense with the five-year waiting period established by Canon Law to open the cause of beatification of Sister Lucia, one of the three Fatima visionaries.

The news was announced today in the cathedral of Coimbra, Portugal, by Cardinal José Saraiva Martins, prefect of the Congregation for Saints' Causes, on the third anniversary of the Carmelite's death.

The Holy Father dispensed with the established waiting period once before for the cause of Pope John Paul II. Benedict XVI made the announcement on May 13, the feast of Our Lady of Fatima, some forty-two days after the Pontiff's death in 2005.

John Paul II waived the waiting period in the case of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta. The blessed died Sept. 5, 1997, and was beatified by John Paul II on Oct. 19, 2003.

A communiqué of the Vatican press office states: "Benedict XVI, taking into account the petition presented by Bishop Albino Mamede Cleto of Coimbra, and supported by numerous bishops and faithful from all parts of the world, has revoked the five-year waiting period established by the canonical norms (cf. Article 9 of the 'Normae Servandae'), and he has allowed for the diocesan phase of the Carmelite's cause of beatification to begin three years after her death."

Apparitions

Lucia de Jesus dos Santos was ten years old when she said she saw for the first time, on May 13, 1917, a lady whom she later identified as the Blessed Virgin Mary, in the Cova de Iria.

She saw the vision with her cousins Francisco and Jacinta Marto, who were beatified by John Paul II in Fatima, in 2000.

In a pastoral letter dated Oct. 13, 1930, the bishop of Leiria-Fatima, José Alves Correia da Silva, declared the apparitions of Fatima worthy of faith and allowed public devotion. Since then, the shrine has become a center of spirituality and pilgrimage of international scope.

Born in Aljustrel in 1907, Lucia moved to Oporto in 1921, and at fourteen was admitted as a boarder in the School of the Sisters of St. Dorothy in Vilar, on the city's outskirts.

On Oct. 24, 1925, she entered the Institute of the Sisters of St. Dorothy and at the same time was admitted as a postulant in the congregation's convent in Tuy, Spain, near the Portuguese border. She made her first vows on Oct. 3, 1928, and her perpetual vows on Oct. 3, 1934, receiving the name Sister Mary of the Sorrowful Mother.

She returned to Portugal in 1946 and two years later entered the Carmelite convent of St. Teresa in Coimbra, where she made her profession as a Discalced Carmelite on May 31, 1949, taking the name Sister Maria Lucia of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart.

She wrote two volumes, one entitled "Memories" and the other "Appeals of the Fatima Message." In her writings, she recounts how the Virgin Mary and Child Jesus appeared to her on other occasions, years after the initial apparitions.

The mortal remains of the Carmelite were moved in 2006 to the Shrine of Fatima. The body of the nun, who died at age ninety-seven, is buried next to Jacinta. Francisco is buried in the same basilica.

Cardinals Hoping for a Fifth Marian Dogma to Declare Mary as Mother of Humanity
Source: Zenit (Rome), February 11, 2008

Five cardinals have sent a letter inviting prelates worldwide to join them in petitioning Benedict XVI to declare a fifth Marian dogma they said would "proclaim the full Christian truth about Mary."

The text, released last week, includes the petition that asks the Pope to proclaim Mary as "the Spiritual Mother of All Humanity, the co-redemptrix with Jesus the redeemer, mediatrix of all graces with Jesus the one mediator, and advocate with Jesus Christ on behalf of the human race."

The signatories of the letter are five of the six cardinal co-sponsors of the 2005 International Symposium on Marian Coredemption, held in Fatima: Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, India; Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, retired archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, India; Cardinal Riccardo Vidal, archbishop of Cebu, Philippines; and Cardinal Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, retired archbishop of Mexico City.

Cardinal Edouard Gagnon, who died last August, was the sixth cardinal co-sponsor of the 2005 conference. He was the president of the Pontifical Council of the Family from 1974 until he resigned in 1990.

The secretariat of the five cardinal co-patrons released the English translation of the letter, which includes a translation and the original Latin text of the "votum," or petition, that was formulated in 2005 and presented formally to the Pope by Cardinal Telesphore in 2006.

The petition states: "We believe the time opportune for a solemn definition of clarification regarding the constant teaching of the Church concerning the Mother of the Redeemer and her unique cooperation in the work of Redemption, as well as her subsequent roles in the distribution of grace and intercession for the human family."

Ecumenism

Pointing to ecumenical concerns, the petition continues: "It is of great importance [...] that people of other religious traditions receive the clarification on the highest level of authentic doctrinal certainty that we can provide, that the Catholic Church essentially distinguishes between the sole role of Jesus Christ, divine and human Redeemer of the world, and the unique though secondary and dependent human participation of the Mother of Christ in the great work of Redemption."

The text adds that the move would be "the ultimate expression of doctrinal clarity at the service of our Christian and non-Christian brothers and sisters who are not in communion with Rome."

In a press statement released along with the letter, the cardinal co-sponsors reiterated the same ecumenical concern and said the proclamation of a fifth Marian dogma would be a "service of clarification to other religious traditions and to proclaim the full Christian truth about Mary."

The statement added, "This initiative also intends to start an in-depth worldwide dialogue on Mary's role in salvation for our time. [...] Should this effort prove successful, a proclamation would constitute a historical event for the Church as only the fifth Marian dogma defined in its two-thousand-year history."

Cardinal Aponte Martínez, one of the cardinal co-patrons said: "I believe the time is now for the papal definition of the relationship of the Mother of Jesus to the each one of us, her earthly children, in her roles as co-redemptrix, mediatrix of all graces and advocate.

"To solemnly proclaim Mary as the spiritual mother of all peoples is to fully and officially recognize her titles, and consequently to activate, to bring to new life the spiritual, intercessory functions they offer the Church for the new evangelization, and for humanity in our serious present world situation."

Cardinals Letter Promoting Marian Dogma
"Over Five-Hundred Bishops Have Sent Their Request for This Solemn Definition"
Source: Zenit (Rome), February 11, 2008

Here is an English translation of the letter written by the five cardinal co-sponsors of the Fatima Symposium on Marian Co-redemption and sent to the world's bishops and cardinals asking them to sign a petition that asks Benedict XVI to proclaim Mary as the Spiritual Mother of Humanity.

The letter was sent Jan. 1, solemnity of the Mother of God, and signed by Cardinal Telesphore Toppo, archbishop of Ranchi, India; Cardinal Luis Aponte Martínez, retired archbishop of San Juan, Puerto Rico; Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, major archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, India; Cardinal Riccardo Vidal, archbishop of Cebu, Philippines; and Cardinal Ernesto Corripio y Ahumada, retired archbishop of Mexico City.

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Dear Brother Eminences and Excellencies:

In May 2005, we, as cardinal co-patrons, sponsored a Mariological symposium convened on the subject of the cooperation of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the work of human Redemption at the favored Fatima shrine in Portugal.

After extensive theological presentations delivered by a significant number of cardinals, bishops, and theologians, we concluded the symposium by enacting a votum to His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI. The votum reads as follows:

Your Holiness, Benedict XVI,

In an effort to enhance the ecumenical mission of the Church, and to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ in all its fullness, we, the undersigned cardinals and bishops who have convened in the favored Marian Shrine of Fatima (May 3-7, 2005), wish to express to you, Most Holy Father, our united hope and desire for the solemn papal definition of the doctrine of the Church regarding Mary Most Holy as the Spiritual Mother of all humanity, the Co-redemptrix with Jesus the Redeemer, Mediatrix of all graces with Jesus the one Mediator, and Advocate with Jesus Christ on behalf of the human race.

In a time of significant confusion amidst the many diverse ecclesial bodies of Christianity, and as well among non-Christian peoples concerning this Marian doctrine, we believe the time opportune for a solemn definition of clarification regarding the constant teaching of the Church concerning the Mother of the Redeemer and her unique cooperation (cf. Lumen Gentium, n. 61) in the work of Redemption, as well as her subsequent roles in the distribution of grace and intercession for the human family.

It is of great importance, Holy Father, that peoples of other religious traditions receive the clarification on the highest level of authentic doctrinal certainty that we can provide, that the Catholic Church essentially distinguishes between the sole role of Jesus Christ, divine and human Redeemer of the world, and the unique though secondary and dependent human participation of the Mother of Christ in the great work of Redemption.

Therefore, Your Holiness, with filial obedience and respect, we wish to present you with this votum of our solidarity of hope for the papal definition of the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God as the spiritual Mother of all peoples in her three maternal roles as Co-redemptrix, Mediatrix of all graces and Advocate, as the ultimate expression of doctrinal clarity at the service of our Christian and non-Christian brothers and sisters who are not in communion with Rome, and as well as for the greater understanding and appreciation of this revealed doctrine concerning the Mother of the Redeemer by the People of God at the outset of this third millennium of Christianity.

We thereby submit this votum accompanied by one possible formulation of the Marian doctrine which we, please God, pray may be solemnly defined by your Holiness:

Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of man, gave to humanity from the Cross his mother Mary to be the spiritual Mother of all peoples, the Co-redemptrix, who under and with her Son cooperated in the Redemption of all people; the Mediatrix of all graces, who as Mother brings us the gifts of eternal life; and the Advocate, who presents our prayers to her Son.

On June 7, 2006, our brother, Telesphore Cardinal Toppo, presented the above votum in Latin to His Holiness on behalf of all the cardinal and bishop participants at the 2005 Fatima Symposium, together with the published acta from the symposium. The Holy Father received the votum and the acta with an accentuated gratitude and his expressed intention to study carefully the acta.

We now write to you, brother cardinals and bishops, to inform you of this votum for the solemn definition of Our Lady as the Spiritual Mother of humanity and its essential roles, and respectfully request your own prayerful consideration regarding the possibility of adding your own esteemed assent to this votum to Our Holy Father. We have enclosed a copy of the original Latin votum for your examination and, if you felt so inspired by Our Lady, you would be free to sign and to forward it on to His Holiness.

Certainly, if it so pleased the Holy Father to proceed with this request, any final formation of the definition would in no manner be bound to the formulation of the enclosed votum, but rather left entirely to his unique charism as the Successor of Peter. It is also noteworthy that over the course of the past fifteen years, over five-hundred bishops have sent their request for this solemn definition to the Holy See, along with approximately seven-million petitions from the Catholic faithful worldwide.

We thank you for your prayerful consideration of this request on behalf of Our Lady, Mother of the Church and Queen of the Apostles. May she guide you in your discernment of this matter to the wisdom of Jesus Christ, our divine Redeemer, through the counsel of the Holy Spirit, all leading to the fulfillment of the perfect will of our Heavenly Father.

With cordial best wishes in Jesus and Mary,

Telesphore Cardinal Toppo, Archbishop of Ranchi, India; President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India

Luis Cardinal Aponte Martínez, Archbishop Emeritus of San Juan, Puerto Rico

Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, Major Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly, India

Riccardo Cardinal Vidal, Archbishop of Cebu, Philippines

Ernesto Cardinal Corrippio Ahumada, Primate Emeritus of Mexico

Cardinal Co-sponsors of the Fatima Symposium on Marian Coredemption

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Voice Recital Centered on Mary
Source: South Bend Tribune (Indiana), February 15, 2008

It's her final requirement for a master's degree in sacred music from the University of Notre Dame, and to make her voice recital extra special, Kristina Schliesman of Knoxville, Tenn., centered the program around the Virgin Mary.

"I've always liked the story of the Annunciation, where Gabriel comes to Mary and she says, 'Yes, I'll do this,' " Schliesman says of the Mary's response to the revelation that she would conceive and bear the Son of God.

"I'm an alum of Saint Mary's and I've always had a devotion to the Blessed Mother," she says. "I believe she is the archetype of the Christian faith. The way she laid down her life, concerns, and worries to say 'yes' is an example for us."

Schliesman has been planning the recital, which takes place at 7 p.m. Friday, for close to a year. She will tell Mary's story through Scripture and music.

"There isn't a whole lot written about Mary," she says. "I started picking through the Scripture, thinking, 'What are the main times in her life I want to highlight?' "Once she had chosen scriptural passages for Brian Hamilton, a friend in the theology department at Notre Dame, to read during the program, Schliesman turned her attention to finding music.

She will be joined by pianist Paivi Ekroth in performing classical pieces by Gounod, Wolf, Pergolesi, Vivaldi and Rossini, but she also is including contemporary Christian songs by artists such as Michael Card and Amy Grant. Schliesman even picked out two hymns for the audience to join her in singing.

"I'm looking forward to seeing if people will sing along with me. I hope they will," she says.

As she examined Mary's life and chose the music, Schliesman's respect for the mother of Christ grew and helped her contemplate her own faith.

"I see my mission, my call, in bringing others to Christ and spreading the Gospel. Taking the time to dissect this story and look into Mary's life--the way she was able to lay everything down--helped me to understand God's call in my life," Schliesman says." She is someone we can really connect to. Following her example has always been really important to me."

Finding the right venue for the recital was also important to Schliesman. She chose to return "home" to her alma mater, Saint Mary's College, where the concert will be held at the Church of Our Lady of Loreto.

"I wanted a sacred space to kind of tie it all together," she says. "I had sung at Our Lady of Loretto before, so I knew it was a great space to sing in."

Schliesman hopes that concertgoers will leave the performance with a deeper desire to draw close to Christ and follow Mary's example of faith and sacrifice.

"The season of Lent is the perfect time for this," she says. "People are in the process of renewing their life and commitment to Christ."

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Liturgical Season

Marian Commemoration Days

To celebrate the month of February 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 February.

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Marian Events

Mary in the Life of the Parish Symposium

 July 21, 22, 23 (half day), 2008 on the campus of the University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio

Mary is the first disciple of Jesus, her Son.  Like her, we are called to participate in his mission by caring for one another, as we spread the Gospel of the Lord.  We look to Christ as the One Who cares, educates, heals and celebrates.  Mary, his mother, is the example of the qualities of a disciple of Christ.  Join us for a Symposium on the campus of the University of Dayton, July 21, 22, 23 (half day), as we explore how Mary shows us to how to celebrate, educate, catechize, evangelize, and reach out to our brothers and sisters in our parishes and community.  This Symposium will cover liturgy, catechesis, outreach to the needy, the sick and new members of the parish.  We will celebrate with liturgy, a concert with traditional and contemporary sacred music, and a special dinner.  You will come away with liturgical commentary, Marian theology, prayers, action tasks for your own discipleship, and have renewed insight concerning your discipleship in your parish.  Please plan to join us!

For more information please email Father Francois Rossier, S.M. at Francois.Rossier@notes.udayton.edu or phone him or Michelle Foley at 937-229-4214 or click here.

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