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8/5/09

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

It is with great sadness that we inform you that Sister Milagros Gregorio, passed away on August 2, 2009 in the Philippines. She had been a significant person in giving birth to the Asian Mariological Society. As a president of this section, she had been a zealous and generous person. Please pray for her repose.


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:

See Celine Dion's version with alternate lyrics at youtube.com/watch?v=431yTyMziU4. The newer lyrics may be seen if you click "more info" on the right.

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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.

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.

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 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.

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 marypage.org. 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, August 6, 2:30 PM on Our Lady of the Snows

Michael P. Duricy, S.T.L., Friday, August 7, 2:30 PM on the icon, Salus Populi Romani

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

Parish Priest's Prayer to Mary Most Holy (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)

O Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen,
Mother of the Church, a priestly people (I Pt 2,9),
Mother of priests, ministers of your Son:
accept the humble offering of myself,
so that in my pastoral mission
the infinite mercy of the Eternal High Priest
may be proclaimed:
O "Mother of Mercy."

You who share the "priestly obedience" (Heb 10,5-7; Lk 1,38), of your Son,
and who prepared for him a worthy receptacle
by the anointing of the Holy Spirit,
keep my priestly life in the ineffable mystery
of your divine maternity,
"Holy Mother of God."

Grant me strength in the dark hours of this life,
support me in the exertions of my ministry
entrust me to Jesus,
so that, in communion with you,
I may fulfill the ministry with fidelity and love,
O Mother of the Eternal Priest,
"Queen of Apostles and Help of Priests."

Make me faithful to the flock
entrusted to me by the Good Shepherd.
You silently accompanied Jesus
on his mission to proclaim
the Gospel to the poor.

May I always guide it with patience, sweetness,
firmness and love, caring for the sick, the weak,
the poor, and sinners,
O "Mother, Help of the Christian People."

I consecrate and entrust myself to you, Mary,
who shared in the work of redemption
at the Cross of your Son,
you who "are inseparably linked to the work of salvation."
Grant that in the exercise of my ministry
I may always be aware of the "stupendous and penetrating dimension
of your maternal presence,"
in every moment of my life, in prayer, and action,
in joy and sorrow, in weariness and in rest,
O "Mother of Trust."

Grant, Holy Mother, that in the celebration of the Mass,
source and center of the priestly ministry,
I may live my closeness to him,
so that as "we celebrate the Holy Mass you will be present with us"
and introduce us to the redemptive mystery of your divine Son's offering.
"O Mediatrix of all grace flowing from this sacrifice to the Church
and to all the faithful,
" O "Mother of Our Savior."

O Mary: I earnestly desire to place my person
and my desire for holiness
under your maternal protection and inspiration
so that you may bring me to that "conformation with Christ, Head and Shepherd"
which is necessary for the ministry of every parish priest.
Make me aware
that "you are always close to priests"
in your mission of servant
of the One Mediator, Jesus Christ:
O "Mother of Priests,"
"Benefactress and Mediatrix" of all graces.
Amen.

Source: English Edition of L'Osservatore Romano for the current Year of the Priest, 2009-2010

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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: 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) 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 concluded on July 31, 2009. The course schedule for Fall 2009 and beyond is now available.

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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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Salesian Family Gains New Addition
"Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix" Founded to Aid Poor Indian Girls
Source: Zenit (Seattle, Washington), July 29, 2009

A new congregation dedicated to helping poor and abandoned girls in India has been welcomed as part of the Salesian Family. The Salesian rector major and his council accepted this request of the Sisters of Maria Auxiliatrix Tuesday, a press release on the Salesian Info Agency Web site announced today. The new congregation began under the guidance of Salesian Father M.C. Antony, who set up a pious union, the first step toward official recognition as a religious institute, with four girls on May 13, 1976.  ...

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.

Touched by Padre Pio's Guardian Angels
Source: The Philippine Star, July 26, 2009

It was 1965. My brother and sister-in-law (“sis” for short) had wanted to have a baby in the first five years of their married life but all attempts failed. Anxious and getting desperate, my sis agreed to travel to a then-sleepy town called San Giovanni Rotondo--about a four-hour drive from Rome, Italy--to meet Padre Pio, the Capuchin friar who bore the nail wounds of Jesus on the cross. ...

After a full day of touring San Giovanni Rotondo, which included a private Mass in the same church where Padre Pio said Mass, watching videos on Padre Pio's ministry, shopping for some religious souvenirs and posing for a group photo, Father Dave Concepcion, our tour chaplain, gave us something to think about. "You will notice that all the saints manifest three deep loves in their lives: the love for God, the love for the Holy Eucharist, and the love for Mama Mary." ...

Click here for the complete article.

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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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