August 13, 2009 was the 101st birthday of Brother Frank Deibel, S.M., a retired University librarian who lives in the
Mercy Siena Gardens community in Dayton. He worked in the Roesch Library for over thirty years, and in
The Marian Library
for about ten years, and then more as a volunteer. He was mentioned on the Today
show on NBC by Willard Scott on his birthday and also mentioned in
the 8/13/2009 edition of Campus News Digest, the weekly digest of campus news for the University of Dayton.
Young Adult Celebrities Reflect on the Power of the Rosary
Rosary Stars: Praying the Gospel is a new DVD from Family Theater Productions, Hollywood, featuring twenty-one young
adult celebrities praying the Rosary and reflecting on the importance and power of their Catholic faith, prayer and the Rosary in their
Family Theater Productions is a member of Holy Cross Family Ministries,
whose international headquarters is in Easton, Mass. The DVD sells
for $19.95, plus shipping and handling, and can be ordered online from
Holy Cross Family Ministries at hcfmstore.org or by calling 1-800-299-PRAY (7729).
To view a trailer, go to RosaryStars.org.
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, August 19, Francesca Franchina
speaks with Tom Perazzo from
Cursillo of Cincinnati, Ohio about everyday life
experience of deepening personal relationships with Jesus, family,
and friends through experiencing a
Cursillo movement weekend. CALL IN TOLL
FREE. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show);
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 email@example.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, August 18, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina, will speak on
considering virtue in an un-virtuous world.
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:
Father Bertrand Buby, S.M., Thursday, August 20, 2:30 PM on
Mary, Queen of Apostles
Sister Danielle Peters., Friday, August 21, 2:30 PM on Mary's Queenship
Chaminade Year 2011 (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
The year 2011 will be observed by the Marianist Family as a Chaminade Year to mark the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed
William Joseph Chaminade on April 8, 1761.
Below are some ideas that may suggest better ways for you and your community to celebrate this first Chaminade Year.
1. Commission translations into other than the original languages key writings by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Father Emile
Neubert about Chaminade, and others.
2. Print these translations, and also make them available on CD and DVD and web sites.
3. Gather the best of all the Chaminade images (portraits, drawings, etc.). Make them available in print and also online in
4. Develop a press kit with information and photos of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade that will help make him known better and
promote his cause for canonization.
5. Develop new efforts and renew old efforts to promote Chaminade's cause. Distribute the prayer leaflet.
6. Include information about Chaminade and the Chaminade Year in the publications and websites of our schools, parishes, ministries.
7. Encourage use of the Three O'clock Prayer and the Marianist Doxology. Distribute printed cards with these prayers and the image of
Blessed William Joseph.
8. Plan annual and seasonal retreats around Chaminade/Marianist themes.
9. Initiate an anticipation of the 175th anniversary in 2014 of Chaminade's letter dated August 24, 1839, to the retreat masters of
1839. Re-issue the letter with old and new commentaries in both print and electronic formats.
10. Organize efforts to have articles and information about Blessed William Joseph Chaminade published in
periodicals (newspapers, magazines, newsletters) and web sites.
11. Ask our Marianist artists to design one or more logos to use on printed materials and on web sites.
12. For special mailings order custom-made Chaminade postage stamps from the U.S. Postal Service.
13. Revive and use the hymns and songs honoring Chaminade. Choose one or two to use regularly at community services and
14. Compose a special prayer in honor of Blessed William Joseph for use during the Chaminade Year.
15. Propose texts from the writings of our Founder for community discussion and meditation and preaching.
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
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.
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.
Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners.
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
Mary's "Yes" and Our "Yes"
She Has Been 'Elevated' to the Place From Which the Son Had 'Come Down'
Source: Zenit (Castel Gandolfo, Italy), August 17, 2009
Yesterday we celebrated the great feast of the Assumption of Mary into heaven
and today we read in the Gospel these words from Jesus: "I am the living bread
that came down from heaven." (John 6:51) We cannot remain indifferent to this
parallel, which revolves around the symbol of "heaven." Mary has been "elevated"
to the place from which the Son had "come down." ...
This mystery, this feast of God begins here below: It is a mystery of faith, hope and love, which is celebrated in the liturgy,
especially the Eucharistic [liturgy], and is expressed in fraternal communion and service to our neighbor. Let us ask the holy Virgin
to help us to always with faith nourish ourselves on the Bread of eternal life to experience already on earth the joy of heaven. ...
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.
The Marian Library--IMRI
Source: Libraries' Guide, (University of Dayton) Fall, 2009
The Marian Library received its largest single gift recently from Australian
collector, Elisabeth Van Mullekom-Cserep. Employees and volunteers have
been busy processing the gift which includes over twenty-three hundred items. A selection
of crèches from this outstanding donation
will be unveiled in a special exhibition during the 2009 Christmas season.
Opening on Thanksgiving weekend with a family-oriented open house, the displays
will run through mid-January. Exhibits will be shown on the first and
second floors of Roesch Library and the
crèche room of The Marian Library. Stop by often and enjoy these marvelous
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!
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
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