Father Bertrand Buby, S.M., long-time instructor at The
International Marian Research Institute, recently received a teaching award for CDs that he recently made. For details see
the text immediately below. Let us all remember Father Bert in our prayers.
Just a few days ago I opened a package from
NowYouKnowMedia and found out that it
was sent on December 16, 2009. I had been away both from home and the office. It arrived
before Christmas. To my astonishment it was an award for two CDs that I
did for them in 2009. One was dedicated to the person of
Mary: twenty-four talks, each
of which took twenty-five minutes. The other set was on the Book of
Revelation in twelve
talks of the same length. Here is the citation on the beautiful glass trophy that is triangular and has an octagonal base:
Now You Know Media
Teaching Excellence Award
Fr. Bertrand A. Buby, S.M.
The producer, Michael Bloom, included this on his card to me:
Dear Father Buby,
Congratulations! You were chosen by Now You Know Media Staff and customers for the 2009 "Teaching Excellence Award."
Thank you for your hard work and dedication.
In a subsequent email, Michael said, "Thank you for doing such a wonderful job. Few are chosen and fewer are invited by
staff and customers to do another series. You did an exceptionally outstanding job. ... We would love to do a series on the
Apocrypha with you."
Mary in Books, Films and Music
A Book for Healing and Restoring English-Speaking Cultures to God through Mary, Our Mother and Teacher
The Blessed Virgin Mary in England: A Mary Catechism with Pilgrimage to Her Holy Shrines by Brother Anthony Josemaria, FI,
is now available through the Franciscans of the Immaculata. Volume I is
suitable for a year-long course in adult catechesis based on England's unique
heritage as 'Our Lady's Dowry', and her place in Scripture and Tradition. Volume
II covers Pilgrimage to
England's Marian Shrines (and much more). For further information or to order, click into
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, January 13, Francesca Franchina and Jack Davis continue their
discussion on the visit of the Magi; as written in Volume 1 of the four volumes
of Mystical City of God by Blessed Mary of Agreda as dictated by the Blessed
Mother. Hear what Our Lady was thinking, praying and hearing after the birth of
Jesus, conversations with Jesus, Saint Joseph and those who came to visit and pay
homage to the new-born King during these times. (Imprimatur 1902 by M. Rev.
H. J. Alerding, Bishop of Fort Wayne, IN from the original authorized Spanish
Edition, and for the new edition reprinted from the original without change in
1949 by M. Rev. Edwin V. Byrne, D.D., Archbishop of Santa Fe, NM). 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 The
website 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.
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:
Danielle Peters, Thursday, January 14, 2:30 PM on Mary's Role in Salvation History I
Danielle Peters, Friday, January 15, 2:30 PM on Mary's Role in Salvation History II
New Translations of Books by Father Emile Neubert, S.M. (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
This is a brief progress report or update on the current status of the English translations done recently of several books by Father
Academy of the Immaculate, publishing house of the Franciscans of the
Immaculata (FI) in the USA, has accepted the English translation of three of Neubert's books). This religious congregation,
followers of Saint Maximilian Kolbe, are, like Saint Maximilian, great admirers of Father Neubert's Marian writings.
Mary and the Priestly Ministry (Marie et Notre Sacerdoce), translated by Father Tom Stanley, is in print and on the
market now. I understand that it has had a good reception, and the publisher is trying to arrange book reviews. The retail price is
very reasonable, and the bulk rate is downright low. I hope the Society of Mary will also publicize it and promote its use. Although
addressed to priests, the message is applicable to all the baptized.
Marian Devotion (Devotion a Marie), translated by Father Charlie Miller, is ready for the printer and should be ready
in plenty of time for the Chaminade Year in 2011.
Mary's Apostolic Mission (La Mission Apostolique de Marie et la Notre), translated by Father Joe Stefanelli, will be
examined and edited by Father Peter Fehlner, FI, (one of the publisher's editors) beginning next month. Perhaps it will appear during
the Chaminade Year.
Please do all you can to publicize and promote these new publications.
NACMS also has copies of Mary and the Priestly Ministry for sale, as
does The Marian Library.
When Purple Meets All Other Colors,
by Darel Sparling will be on display at The Marian Library Gallery from November 23, 2009 through January 28, 2010.
Sparling's paintings present Christmas themes--the dusk and dawn of new birth,
mystic stars, and trumpeting angels. 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.
Click here to see a
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
Mary, Model and Paradigm of Belief for Christians
Reflection for Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God
Source: Zenit (Toronto), December 23, 2009
The Christian New Year is celebrated on Jan. 1, one week after the
celebration of the birth of Jesus. Jan. 1 has been given several different names
that reveal something of the nature of the feast.
First of all, the Christian New Year is within the Octave of Christmas (i.e., eight days after the birth of
Jesus.) Before the liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965)
the Feast of the Circumcision of Jesus or the Naming of Jesus (Holy Name of
Jesus) was celebrated on this date to commemorate the Gospel account of Jesus'
circumcision according to the ritual prescriptions of the Mosaic law, thus
becoming officially a member of the people of the covenant: "At the end of eight
days, when he was circumcised, he was called Jesus." (Luke 2:21-24)
Following the liturgical renewal of the Second Vatican Council, Jan. 1 has now been known
as the Solemnity of Mary the Mother of the Lord, and it has also been designated as the World Day of Prayer for Peace.
We may wonder if New Year's Day has accumulated so many different meanings that people no longer pay attention to
the feast. Is it also not true that the atmosphere of revelry attached to New
Year's Eve hardly leaves anyone with the energy, desire or willingness to
consider New Year's Day as a religious feast? Let us consider some of the
biblical foundations for the various meanings attached to the Christian New Year....
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.
Mad About Marianist Heritage Month
Source: Campus Report, (University of Dayton) January 8, 2010
January is not just for resolutions. It's also about Marianist heritage. "Marianist Heritage Month is the University's celebration of
its Marianist beginnings," said Maureen O’Rourke, coordinator of Marianist activities and scholarship.
A featured event includes the Jan. 25 installation of Father François Rossier, S.M., as executive director of the
Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. The 5 p.m. prayer service in Immaculate Conception Chapel will include
Rossier's lecture Why Study Mary? A reception will follow at 6 p.m. in Torch Lounge.
... Other events include a volunteer service panel supper, and special services for Adèle de Batz de Trenquelléon and William Joseph
Chaminade. "There is a spirit that is unique to UD," O'Rourke said. "Our heritage is one that we share with Marianists around the world.
Marianist Heritage Month gives us an opportunity to celebrate who and how we are."
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
Anniversary Year of Devotion to Our Lady of Good Success
Title: Nuestra Senora del Buen Suceso
Date: February 2, 2010 through February 2, 2011
Location: Monastery of the Immaculate Conception (Quito, Ecuador)
We invite you to participate in the four-hundredth anniversary year of the devotion to Our Lady of Good Success in Quito, Ecuador and
the public veneration of the miraculous statue which resides in the Monastery of the Immaculate Conception (Conceptionist Sisters).
For more info call the The Apostolate of Our Lady of Good Success at 262-567-0920, email them at email@example.com or
visit their website, ourladyofgoodsuccess.com.
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