Father Antonio Soldà, S.M. recently donated a quality facsimile of Ufficio della Madnonna
[Office of the Virgin Mary] to our holdings. The original text
is document 3781 in the Vatican Latin collection. The boxed set
also includes a second text which is a study of the Latin document. This is a tremendous and wonderful gift; and we
wish to thank Father Soldà for this contribution and to wish him many blessings.
Aurelie A. Hagstrom, a professor from Providence College, is visiting
The Marian Library through October 26 for research purposes. Cecilia Dorger from the University of Louisville and Dr. Judith
Davis, who spoke at MSA 2009, were here on Tuesday, October 20,
to do research. Dr. Wendy Wright from Creighton University will be here October. 21-25, also for the purpose of research.
Proceedings for the 2006 National Conference of the
Mariological Society of America (MSA) are now available. The journals for 2007, 2008, and 2009 are in preparation now. For
information on the availability of issues of Marian Studies, 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.
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:
Fr. Bertrand Buby, S.M., Thursday, October 22, 2:30 PM on Mary in the Writings of Saint Paul
Fr. François Rosier, S.M., Friday, October 23, 2:30 PM on Mary in the Apocrypha
Musical Version of the Ave Maria in Spanish (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
for a Spanish version of the Ave Maria (Hail Mary) that was widely sung in the California Missions. This music was
most likely composed by Franciscan Padre Narciso Duran at Mission San Jose (now Fremont, CA), probably around 1815. Padre Duran, a
trained musician, went from mission to mission teaching music to the natives people. He may also have influenced mission art and
architecture. The musical score was prepared by the late Brother Paul Wessling, S.M., more than fifty years ago, and was
published in the Marianist Hymnal which he compiled. The second tenor line is the melody.
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, At the Manger--World Nativity Traditions,
during the 2009 Christmas season. Opening on
Thanksgiving weekend with a family-oriented open house from 1-4 pm on November
28, 2009, the displays will run through January 24, 2010. 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
Synod Entrusted to Our Lady of the Rosary
Pope Confirms Value of This Prayer, Urges Praying It Daily
Source: Zenit (Vatican City), October 7, 2009
Benedict XVI today entrusted the synod on Africa under way at the Vatican to Our
Lady of the Rosary. Noting today's feast of this devotion to the Virgin Mary and
the work of the Second Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops, the
Pope asked the faithful, "Unite with me in entrusting this important event in
the life of the Church to the Blessed Virgin Mary of the Rosary. "Through the
ministry of the Church may the people of Africa recover the paths that lead to reconciliation, justice and peace." ...
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.
Source: University of Dayton Magazine, Autumn, 2009
Brother John Samaha, S.M. '52 (EDS) celebrates his sixtieth anniversary as a Marianist in 2009. During those years, he has taught
elementary, secondary, and adult students, and held various diocesan administrative assistantships in California and Washington, as well
as abroad in Lebanon. Since retiring, John has been an adult religious educator and a volunteer adjunct staff
member at UD's Marian
Library/International Marian Research Institute. He also has been a longtime member of the Mariological Society of America and the
Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary. John lives in Cupertino, California.
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, M.I.C, 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 414-570-4389.
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