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.
Sam Mitchell from the Josephinum will be visiting on Thursday, Nov.12.
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 11, Francesca Franchina speaks with Sister Celia Chua,
MIC, of Montreal, Canada and Michael Duricy, both on staff and faculty at the
University of Dayton's Marian Library and International Marian Research
Institute about The Mary Page listings of organizations, Marian Shrines, Mary in the
Media, and also the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception (DOIC) Retreat on
November 12, 2009 in Dayton to celebrate the one-hundredth year Founding Celebration of
the DOIC. Sister Celia will address the women gathered at the day of
renewal at Mount St. John in Dayton, Ohio focusing on Daughters and Disciples in
the Company and School of Mary. 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, November 11, at 5:00 PM, Fran speaks with a representative of Human
Life International about the recent passage of the Suback Amendment in the U.S.
House of Representatives, and the reprehensible effects of the Health Reform
Measure in the news at this time. The evils of abortion, and the importance of
increased prayer, and intercession in answer to the pleas of the Blessed Mother
in many approved apparitions of long ago and far away and in our day will be
discussed. Francesca will share one of her family's favorite baked pasta and
Italian sausage recipes from her Italian kitchen
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 Francois Rossier, S.M., Thursday, November 12, 2:30 PM on Mary in the Gospel of Luke
Chaminade Pamphlet in French (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Several years ago Father Joseph Stefanelli composed an excellent pamphlet about
the Founder of the Society of Mary, with the title Chaminade, Pragmatist With a Vision.
Father Antonio Solda added good photographs and printed it in
Italy. It has been widely distributed and used. Copies may be obtained from
Brother Robert Resing at the
Provincial Administration in St. Louis.
This would be interesting for reading in classes of students studying the English language.
Father Robert Witwicki translated this booklet into French as Chaminde, Visionaire et Realiste.
The French edition was also printed in Italy in color with attractive photos. This booklet will be very useful for the coming
Chaminade Year in 2011 to honor the 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.
Both students and adults will find it interesting and
inspiring. Copies of this French edition are available from Brother Jean-Paul Ounsa at the
Provincial Administration in Paris.
Let us use this publication to promote interest in our Founder and his cause for canonization, especially during the Chaminade Year.
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
Pope Recalls Paul VI's Marian Devotion
Proclaimed Mary as Mother of Church
Source: Zenit (Brescia, Italy), November 8, 2009
Pope Paul VI's priesthood was under the protection of Mary and devotion to her
accompanied him for his whole life, says Benedict XVI.
The Pope spoke of his predecessor today before praying the midday Angelus with crowds who attended a
Mass the Holy Father celebrated in Brescia, where Giovanni Montini was born.
Benedict XVI made a one-day trip to Paul VI's birthplace today.
With a brief discourse, the German Pontiff highlighted a particular contribution Paul VI made to
"His November. 21, 1964, address at the closing of the third
session of the Second Vatican Council is memorable," the Pope said. During that
session of the council the Constitution on the Church, Lumen Gentium, was
promulgated. The document had, as Paul VI noted, 'an entire chapter dedicated to the Madonna as its apex and crown.' ...
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.
Our Crush on Creches
Source: Campus Report, (University of Dayton) November 6, 2009
The Marian Library celebrates the Christmas season with a community open house showcasing a 2008 gift that nearly doubled the library's
collection of Nativity scenes At the Manger: World Nativity Traditions will be the public's first look at two hundred of the
over two thousand Nativities from Australian collector, Elisabeth van Mullekom. ...
here for the complete issue in PDF, including creche images.
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 9. Convenient parking; handicap accessible
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