Sister Celia Chua,
M.I.C. will be visiting Dayton for a few weeks working on the
Chinese section of The Mary Page website.
She recently attended the Asia-Oceania Mariological Conference in the
Philippines. Click here for the
program and here
for a summary
The recent lecture on "Mary and the Intellectual Life" by Father James Heft, S.M., is now
available on-line. Click here for
and here for Video.
In this classic text in the field of Marian scholarship, Hilda Graef provides a
look at the place of Mary in the Church, and a chronological overview of the
history of Marian studies. This revised and updated edition of Mary: A History
of Doctrine and Devotion now features an extended final chapter and new
introduction by Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., director of The Marian Library at the
University of Dayton. This book is a must-have reference resource for Marian
scholars and for lay readers curious about Mary's place in scripture and Church history.
"Those who are already familiar with Hilda Graef's classic work,
Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion, will be delighted to
see this scholarly research brought up to the present day ...
Comprehensive, balanced, and well documented."--Mary Ann Clarahan, R.S.M., S.L.D., Assistant Professor of Liturgy and Catechesis, Catholic University of America
for information on ordering from Ave Maria Press
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, November 4, Francesca Franchina speaks with Father John Krumm,
pastor of St. Bridget’s, Xenia, OH, Tanya Stager of the Archdiocese of
Cincinnati Office of Evangelization, Cecilia Bosticco, Our Lady of Sorrows,
Monroe, OH, Beth Lang-Sletten of St. Luke the Evangelist, Beavercreek and
Caroline Adams of Queen of Peace at Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Fairborn,
OH, about the upcoming Archdiocese of Cincinnati Conference on Building and
Sustaining Ecclesial Communities as related at the recent World Synod of
Bishops, and the emphasis by Pope Benedict XVI on the study of Scripture and the
good of small christian communities. From Face Book to Faith Book, the Archdiocesan Conference on evangelization through
creating and sustaining small church communities within the parish structure will be
held on Saturday, November 14, 2009 at Our Lady of Sorrows Parish, Monroe OH. 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 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.
On Tuesday, October 27, at 5:00 PM, Fran speaks with Andrew Cole, host
of Fatherhood Speaks about Our Lady, Family and Radio Maria's ministry
to family, evangelization, and prayer during the Radio Mariathon.
Francesca shares a recipe from her famous Italian kitchen where she
cooks up good things to eat and think about. The recipe today is
Eggplant A La Terminese (Sicilian Style Eggplant) which will be posted on the Radio Maria website linked above.
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 Williams 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 Johann G. Roten, S.M., Thursday, November 5, 2:30 PM on
Holiness and Mary
Michael P. Duricy, S.T.L., Friday, November 6, 2:30 PM on
Marian Symbols in Film
The Anglican Outlook on the Virgin Mary (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Although progress toward full Catholic and Anglican unity has been impeded by tensions caused by the ordination of an openly gay
Anglican bishop, the Anglican blessing of some same-sex unions, and the acceptance of women bishops in some Anglican provinces, there is
an enthusiastic meeting of the minds regarding the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in salvation history. While the dialogue is strained
on some considerations, it is rich in reaching a Marian consensus. Yet, as some Traditional Anglicans seek reunion with Rome,
significant progress toward full communion is evident.
The Anglican perspective on Mary--and also that of the Lutherans, Presbyterians, and some other Protestant Churches--has been
consistently drawing closer to that of the Catholic and Orthodox Churches. This is especially evident in the liturgical and devotional
life of these Churches.
A brief, historical overview of Mary's place in Anglican practice clearly attests to this. In the sixteenth-century Reformation,
England, previously known as 'Our Lady's Dowry', experienced a gradual elimination of devotion to Mary in opposition to Catholicism
until almost nothing was left. The few remaining vestiges later enabled a rebirth of interest in Mary when an improved theological
The movement of the 'Caroline Divines' in seventeenth century England saw a return to many Catholic values. This movement exerted a
definite influence, but was not able to make significant changes in the liturgical prayers.
Came the nineteenth century and the Oxford Movement expressed the desire to enrich the devotional and liturgical life of Anglicanism.
Gradually this gave rise to the demand for a complete reform and revision of liturgical texts in the twentieth century in the various
Anglican Churches, especially in the Church of England. For example, the observance of August 15 was authorized as the principal feast
of Our Lady in most Anglican Churches, but the title of the Assumption is avoided.
Several influences have contributed in modern times to this revival and advance. Certainly the change in ecumenical climate,
especially since the Second Vatican Council, has been a major factor. In the forefront have been the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed
Virgin Mary founded in England in 1967 and its counterpart in the United States. The restoration of the ancient and revered sanctuary
of Our Lady of Walsingham has played no little role. This shrine is a frequented place of pilgrimage for Anglicans, Orthodox, and
Roman Catholics. The revival of sacred art and music to bring Mary to the eyes and ears of Anglican worshippers has also been
effective. Even the feminist movement has led to an increase of interest in the figure of Mary in circles not touched by High Church
The coast is clear in this area of reunion. The Blessed Virgin Mary is most definitely a bridge to reunion among these Churches.
Our goal and prayer: To the greater glory of God and the Virgin Mother of God.
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
Here is # 57 of the 57 propositions that were published unofficially Oct. 24 by the synod press office at the conclusion of the Second
Special Assembly for Africa of the Synod of Bishops on the theme "The Church in Africa at the Service of Reconciliation, Justice and
Proposition 57 Mary, Our Lady of Africa
The Synod entrusted every aspect of its work to the prayerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary: Our Lady of Africa, Queen of
Peace. Mary is our model in the ministry of Reconciliation, Justice and Peace. By her obedience to the Father and her docility to the
Holy Spirit, she collaborated in the mission of her Son up to his death on the cross, by which humanity is definitively reconciled to
God. As a compassionate mother, Mary is a model of the ministry of Reconciliation in both mercy and love of the Church-Family of God;
and Mary intercedes for her from heaven in her on-going task of transformation of Africa and its Islands.
The Synod therefore urges the Bishops and all pastoral agents of the Church in Africa and the Islands to commend their own ministries
to the prayerful intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, so that they may obtain the grace to be credible witnesses of the Risen Lord
and, through their service of reconciliation, justice and peace, become "the salt of the earth" and "light of the world."
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.
Making Mary More Loved
Source: UD Stories, October, 2009
In the more than twenty years that Father Johann G. Roten, S.M., has headed The
International Marian Research Institute and The Marian Library at the University
of Dayton, he has added thousands of books, printed materials, and artwork on
Mary, the mother of Jesus. The library now houses the largest collection of
printed material on Mary in the world, and it's home to one of the biggest
collections of Nativity scenes in the country. Father Roten, who is stepping
down as director of the institute and library, did something else too--he took
Mary digital and the Marian Research Institute global.
Click here for an interview with Father Roten on
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
Daughters of the Immaculate Conception Mini-Retreat
Title: Daughters and Disciples in the Company and School of Mary
Date: 9:00 am - 2:30 pm, Thursday, November 12, 2009
Location: St. John Marianist Family Room at Mount St. John (Dayton, Ohio)
A Mini-Retreat hosted by The Daughters of the Immaculate Conception 9:00
AM-2:30 PM Thursday, November 12, 2009; Mount St. John Marianist Family
Room; 4435 E. Patterson Road, Dayton, OH 45430, celebrating the role of
faith-filled Catholic women with Sister Celia Chua, M.I.C Ph.D. of Toronto, Canada,
a faculty member of the Pontifical International Marian Research Institute at
the University of Dayton. Donation $10 includes light breakfast and lunch; Mail
to: Daughters of the Immaculate Conception; 1201 Rose Bower Ave, Dayton, OH
45429 by November 9th. Convenient parking; handicap accessible
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