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Alumni Update

Father Donald H. Calloway, MIC, graduate of the International Marian Research Institute, will speak at the "Sacrament of Mercy Conference" to be held at the Schoenstatt Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin on Saturday, October 24, 2009.  For more information click into or call 414-570.4389.

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Mary in Books, Films and Music

Another Ave Maria, on YouTube

Jon Harvey, who has contributed several items to The Mary Page, recently sent us the following information:

The great Country guitarist, Chet Atkins, recorded a guitar solo of Ave Maria on YouTube at

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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 stations for Radio Maria WHJM (FM 88.7) in Anna, Ohio and WULM (AM 1600) in Springfield, 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 29, Francesca Franchina and Brother Don Neff, S.M., talk with Immaculee Ilibagiza about the genocide in Rwanda, her experience during the genocide, how the Blessed Mother came before the great travail, what she requested then and what she requests now! CALL IN TOLL FREE. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show); 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 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.

Fran's series, Through the Tummy to the Heart, (T5H) 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.

New Program: Living With Mary Today! Live: Thursdays and Fridays 2:30-3:00 PM EST: From the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) at the University of Dayton Marian Library, internationally-known Mariologists Fathers Johann Roten, Francois Rossier, Thomas Thompson, and Bertrand Buby of the Society of Mary (Marianists), and other IMRI faculty; Schoenstatt Sisters Jean Frisk and Danielle Peters, Michael Duricy and Brother Erik Otiende will discuss Marian themes such as The Blessed Mother and Ecumenism; Mary and The Family; Mary and Suffering, Marian Teachings and Writings of Pope John Paul II, Pope Benedict XVI; Mary and Scripture from the Founder of the Marianists, Blessed Wm. Joseph Chaminade; Mary and Vatican II, Marian Apparitions and others. The Marian Library at the University of Dayton houses the largest collection of Marian books and artifacts in the world, and IMRI is the site of post-graduate studies in Mariology for the Doctorate, STL and STD. Find out more by visiting The University of Dayton; The Marian Library and IMRI are collaborators with the International Satellite Radio Maria Network and Radio Maria Ohio.  Click here for the complete schedule of future programs planned to date.

This week's programs:

Michael P. Duricy, S.T.L., Thursday, July 30, 2:30 PM on Mary in Media (Part I)

Michael P. Duricy, S.T.L., Friday, July 31, 2:30 PM on Mary in Media (Part II)

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

Patriotic Rosary (by Father Johann G. Roten, S.M.)

A reader sent a new rosary prayer form, the purpose of which is to pray for the members of the branches of the government of the United States, including the President, the Supreme Court, the Senate and House of Representatives, Governors of States, and State and County Offices and all the states.  Excerpts from speeches by five American historic figures including Presidents, Speakers of the House of Representatives, and Generals are included.  One excerpt is to be read before each of the five decades of the rosary.  Before praying each Hail Mary a prayer for each of the fifty states in the United States is prayed.  The entire rosary prayer for the Patriotic Rosary may be obtained by visiting

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Current Exhibit

A Patrick Pye Retrospective

The Marian Library gallery will show works from our extensive collection of Pye's lithographs.  The exhibit will run from July 1 - September 11, 2009.  For more details click here.

We also have an ongoing exhibit of crèches through November 27, 2009.  Explore how the birth of Christ is seen around the world with The Marian Library's annual display of thirty crèches from its collection of more than fourteen hundred Nativity scenes. This year, the exhibit highlights a 130-piece hand-carved Czechoslovakian village from the 1850s, created at a time when depictions of the Nativity were suppressed. More than eighty villagers are depicted, including two government spies in disguise.

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.

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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) and AM 1600, an affiliate in Springfield, Ohio, which air regular Marian talks from UD's Marian Library every Wednesday at 11:30 am EST.]

Mary's Gardens, the website of the late John S. Stokes, Jr. is in the process of being migrated to The Mary Page in accord with his bequest.  His children have also donated related physical holdings to The Marian Library.  Click here for more information.

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International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule

IMRI courses for the Summer 2009 semester will conclude on July 31, 2009. The course schedule for Fall 2009 and beyond is now available.

An end-of-semester reception for all our students, faculty, and staff will be held in the Staff Lounge at 4 pm on Thursday, July 30, 2009.

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In keeping with the season, we recommend the following: Marian Poetry in Ordinary Time and Our Lady of the Snows.

Our section on international stamps with images of Mary has been revised.  The latest additions were: Estonia; Faroe Islands; and Finland.  Expect more countries to follow.

We have updated Korean language News through 7/22/2009. We have also revised and expanded our Spanish-language section, La Pagina de Maria.

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Mark Shea: Mariology from A to Z (Part II)
Former Protestant Comments on Mariology and Ecumenism
Source: Zenit (Seattle, Washington), July 17, 2009

Even though the early Protestant Reformers praised the Virgin Mary--some even had a great devotion to her--Catholic Marian doctrine has become a stumbling block for many Protestants and divided Christians for over four centuries. Now, however, some Protestants are rediscovering the Blessed Mother, reinvigorating conversations between Catholics and Protestants about her role in the life and faith of the Church. Mark Shea decided to provide a comprehensive resource for this dialogue, and the result is Mary, Mother of the Son, a three-volume apologetics tool published by Catholic Answers. ...

Click here for the complete article.

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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.

Art works in Eureka Springs stir controversy
[Controversial Mary Painting in Arkansas reported by Jonathan L. Harvey]
Source: UALR Public Radio (Dayton, Ohio), Summer 2009

In 2005, a crumbling retaining wall in downtown Eureka Springs was transformed into an outdoor public gallery called The Artery. Twenty-five artists were chosen to paint a 4 by 8 foot panel based on a chosen theme. The colorful art collection, which changes annually, can be viewed from various vantage points around the city. But some view the free gallery as a big problem. Jacqueline Froelich with station KUAF reports on the controversy and recent efforts to quell it.

Click here for the complete article which includes a controversial painting of Mary and an audio clip about the exhibit.

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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 August 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 August.

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Marian Events

Exhibit of Bulgarian Icons Near Paris

Title: Les trésors des icônes bulgares

Date: May 12 - August 30, 2009

Location: Sainte-Chapelle of the château de Vincennes

For the first time, eighty icons from the Bulgarian National Museums, especially the Bulgarian Fine Arts National Gallery.

For more information click here for English or French. Our thanks to Dr. Nastia Korbon for informing us of this exhibit.

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