Father Johann G. Roten, S.M. and Father François Rossier, S.M. will represent ML/IMRI at the
XVII Simposio Internazionale Mariologico
October 6-9, 2009. Father Luigi Gambero, S.M. will receive the Pro Ancilla Domini award at that conference.
Aurelie A. Hagstrom, a professor from Providence College, will visit The Marian Library from October 12-26 for research purposes.
Signis Statement on Jessica Hausner's recent film, Lourdes
For almost 150 years, Lourdes has been an important centre for pilgrimage and
prayer. The story of Bernadette Soubirous, the apparitions of Mary, the digging
of the spring, the abundance of water as well as the many cures and healings are
well-known because of the experiences of the faithful, the questions of skeptics
like Emile Zola as well as Franz Werfel's book, The Song of Bernadette, and the
1943 film version with Jennifer Jones. Bernadette also featured in two French
films, Bernadette (1988) and The Passion of Bernadette (1989), directed by Jean
Delannoy, with Sydney Penny in the title role.
The new film, Lourdes, is a project written and directed by Austrian Jessica Hausner who has a Catholic
background. However, she does not approach the subject from an explicit
Catholic point of view. Rather, she wanted to put on the screen the Lourdes
pilgrimage experience and to raise the issues of the nature of God, the
possibility of miracles and the 'fairness' of God in granting healing to some
and not to others. The film-makers discussed the project with the bishop of
Tarbes, where Lourdes is situated, and received collaboration during the making
from the shrine authorities. It is certainly a film Catholics can be
comfortable with, the presentation of devotion and faith, the range of
perspectives of the pilgrims themselves, the experience of healings.
The questions the film raises are those that believers and non-believers must ask.
The film shows a group of pilgrims, with their chaplain and assistants from the
Order of Malta, following the rituals of the visit to Lourdes: the grotto, the
Eucharistic blessing, confession, processions, bathing in the water... The
central character, Christine, has severe MS and is paralyzed. She has come with
some devotion but, principally, for a trip. The elderly lady she shares a room
with is prayerful and solicitous for her. During the pilgrimage, Christine
feels a growing strength and seems to be healed. There are various responses
from the group, joy and suspicion, and the film is open-ended concerning Christine's future....
A film about the miraculous events in Fatima, The Thirteenth Day, was recently produced. Ignatius Press will
distribute the film in North America, with a release date scheduled for October 13, 2009. For more details, 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.
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, October 7, Francesca Franchina
speaks with Joe Beyerle, Bob O’Connor, Debbie Goldberg and Cindy
Hill about the Annual Rosary Rally at The University of Dayton
Arena, Sunday, October 11, 2009 beginning at 3:00 PM. Founded by
Joe and Bob, the Rosary Rally concept has spread to other areas
and makes a prayerful statement to bring families to pray for
peace in the world and in hearts everywhere and to end abortion.
Music begins at 2:30 PM followed by the Living Rosary, Adoration
of the Blessed Sacrament and Benediction. Archdiocese of
Cincinnati Co-Adjutor Archbishop Dennis Schnurr will preside.
The history of the rally, how it got started and is spreading to
other areas will be discussed along with the background feast of
Our Lady of the Rosary. 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 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.
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, October 8, 2:30 PM on Our Lady
of the Rosary
Poem About Chaminade (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
James Metcalfe was a widely-published poet-journalist in the 1940s and 1950s.
The poem below, William Joseph Chaminade, was composed by him for the centenary of Chaminade's death,
which was celebrated in 1950.
Her great apostle on this earth
he lived in much restraint
And in the patience of his soul
he truly was a saint.
For Chaminade endured his cross
and always in his heart
Our Lady of the Pillar was
the most important part.
To fire men with fervor
and to bend their humble knees
In recognition of Our Lord
and of His mysteries.
From Saragossa to Bordeaux
to our United States
And unto all the world he fought
against religious hates.
That all might honor Mary
and receive their rich reward
In glory and salvation through
the Mother of Our Lord.
Icons of the Electronic Age,
by Katherine Osenga will be on display at The Marian Library Gallery in Roesch Library from September 14 through November 20, 2009.
The gallery is open 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday and on Saturday and Sunday by appointment by calling 937-229-4214.
It is free and open to the public. Click here to see a
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
Papal Message to Venezuelan Bishops
Encourage a Profound Life of Faith and Prayer
Source: Zenit (Vatican City), June 30, 2009
Benedict XVI concluded the address delivered June 8 upon receiving the bishops of Venezuela, who were in Rome for their five-yearly
visit, as follows: "I end with a word of hope and encouragement to you in your task; you may always count on my support, concern and
spiritual closeness. Please convey my affectionate greeting to all the members of your particular Churches; to the Bishops emeritus,
the priests, the religious and the lay faithful, especially married couples, young people, the elderly and those who are suffering.
With these sentiments and as I invoke the protection of the Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Coromoto, so deeply loved throughout Venezuela,
I cordially impart to you the Apostolic Blessing."
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.
At Three Inches Tall, La Morenita Casts a
Big Shadow in Honduran Crisis
Source: Wall Street Journal Abstracts, October 2, 2009
More and more despairing Hondurans are calling on the Virgin of Suyapa for help to
resolve the political standoff over President Manuel Zelaya's ouster. The three-inch
statuette of the Virgin Mary made of dark wood was found on a hillside in 1747 and
nicknamed La Morenita, or Little Dark One. It is credited with many miracles over the years.
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
Date: Saturday, October 10, 2009 (Registration, presentations and lunch, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm / business meeting 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm)
Location: Zion Lutheran Church, 2215 Brandywine Lane, in York, Pennsylvania
Rev. Janyce Jorgensen, pastor at Zion Church, will host the meeting. The schedule will include presentations by Dr. Carl Winderl,
Professor of Writing at Point Loma Nazarene University, San Diego, California, who will recount his spiritual journey and share his
Marian poetry; Dr. Frank Romance, Vice-President of the ESBVM-USA, who will speak on "Mary and the Knights of Columbus"; and a
presentation by Sister Regina Vieyra MGSpS of Immaculate Conception Church / Old St. Mary's in York, Pennsylvania, on
"The Blessed Virgin Mary in the Latino tradition." The meeting is open to the public and there is no entry fee. Luncheon will be served.
A business meeting will follow and all are welcome to attend.
For more information click into
esbvm.org.uk/category/esbvm-usa or contact
ESBVM-USA Chapter President, Dr. Virginia M. Kimball, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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