Dr. Catherine O'Brien, who gave a presentation on recent Marian films at last
year's MSA meeting, informed us about Lourdes, a film recently shown at the
Venice Film Festival. For more details on this film, click
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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:
Sister M. Jean Frisk, Thursday, September 10, 2:30 PM on Our
New Hymn in Honor of Blessed Junipero Serra (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Messages From Father Serra,
words and music by Sister Suzanne Toolan, R.S.M. The refrain theme is taken from his motto, Siempre adelante; nunca atras,
Always go forward; never turn back. Sister Suzanne wrote this for District 31 of the Serra
Club (San Jose-Monterey Dioceses) and it was used for the first time at Mission
San Carlos Borromeo, Carmel, CA, August 21, 2009, to celebrate the 225th
anniversary of Serra's death. He is buried in the sanctuary of the mission church.
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
Icons of the Electronic Age, by Katie Osenga,
will run run September 14 - November 20, 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 gifts.
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
Pilgrimage Shows Conflict Overcome
Italians, Slovenians, and Austrians Meet at Shrine
Source: Zenit (Udine, Italy), August 31, 2009
Our Lady of Graces in Udine has brought three peoples together, characterized by common historical roots and bitter conflict.
On Aug. 29, pilgrims from the Dioceses of Gorizia and Udine, Italy; Lubiana, Maribor and Koper, Slovenia, and
Klagenfurt and Graz, Austria, went on pilgrimage together to Udine's shrine of the Virgin of Graces.
Bishops Alois Schwartz of Gurk-Klagenfurt, Alojzij Uran of Lubliana, and Metod Pirih of Koper were among the pilgrims.
This is the twenty-seventh year for the annual pilgrimage, which was begun by then Bishop Alfredo Battisti of Udine, as a
sign of reconciliation between three peoples with common historical roots, who suffered bitter conflict during the last century. ...
TThe 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.
Dayton COROS Meeting (June 12, 2009)
Source: The COROS Chronicle, August 2009
Dayton, Ohio was the center of attention for
COROS members from near and far on
the occasion of the National Topical Stamp Show (NTSS) of the American Topical
Association (ATA) from June 12-14, 2009 ... A highlight of the NTSS was our
visit to The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute located at
the University of Dayton. Our
gracious host was the Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., director of the center. It
was an extraordinary event in the history of COROS ...
Special mention should be made of Brother Raymond Boutin, the Canadian Marianist
who planned The Marian Library's philatelic exhibit, also working periodically
in Dayton, and Michael Duricy, who manages The Mary Page website that now has
from over fifty countries.
The ATA National Topical Stamp Show was held at the Dayton Convention Center,
and was an excellent venue for COROSians to meet for a tour, meeting, seminars,
and an evening dinner ... The COROS Day started out with a 10:30 am tour of The
Marian Library located in Roesch Library of the University of Dayton campus.
Ten COROSians viewed the Madonna statues and the Marian Philatelic display.
Part of the tour included one of the art museums focusing on the display of
Nativity scenes from the Crèche Collection of
The Marian Library. Father Johann Roten led our tour and later came to our
meeting and joined our COROS society. ...
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
Location: Schoenstatt Center in Waukesha, W284 N404 Cherry Lane, Waukesha, WI
A whole day of powerful speakers, worship, Holy Mass, opportunities for
confession, and more! Father Donald H. Calloway, MIC,
graduate of the International Marian Research Institute, will speak at the
conference. Sponsored by the Rosary Evangelization Apostolate and
Schoenstatt. The goal is a 'personal encounter with Jesus'.
For more information click into
rosaryea.org or call
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