Father Donald Calloway, MIC, who completed his STL thesis on
Sister Faustina at The International Marian Research
Institute in 2005, recently published a book telling his conversion story,
No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy.
The book is available for purchase from
amazon. Father Donald offers the following comments about his text:
I want to let you know that my new book is now available. It is titled "No Turning Back: A Witness to Mercy" and is a
testimony to God's mercy and love. I pray this book touches many hearts and brings back
many lukewarm and fallen away souls to Jesus and Mary. If you have someone
in your family who is away from God, this book just may help them experience
a change of heart and come back to Jesus. The back cover has endorsements
from Dr. Scott Hahn and Dr. Peter Kreeft. The book is available either through my website
fathercalloway.com or amazon.com.
In Jesus and Mary,
Father Donald Calloway, MIC
Mary in Books, Films and Music
Vatican Statement on New Media
Made public today was the Holy Father's Message for the forty-fourth World Day of Social Communications, which will be celebrated on
May 24 and has as its theme: "The priest and pastoral ministry in a digital world: new media at the service of the Word." The Message,
published in various languages, is dated January 24, Feast of St. Francis de Sales, patron of journalists.
Excerpts from the English-language version are given below:
"Church communities have always used the modern media for fostering communication, engagement with society and, increasingly, for
encouraging dialogue at a wider level. Yet the recent, explosive growth and greater social impact of these media make them all the more
important for a fruitful priestly ministry.
"All priests have as their primary duty the proclamation of Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word of God, and the communication of His
saving grace in the Sacraments. ... Responding adequately to this challenge amid today's cultural shifts, to which young people are
especially sensitive, necessarily involves using new communications technologies. ... Priests stand at the threshold of a new era: as
new technologies create deeper forms of relationship across greater distances, they are called to respond pastorally by putting the
media ever more effectively at the service of the Word.
"Priests can rightly be expected to be present in the world of digital communications as faithful witnesses to the Gospel, exercising
their proper role as leaders of communities which increasingly express themselves with the different 'voices' provided by the digital
marketplace. Priests are thus challenged to proclaim the Gospel by employing the latest generation of audiovisual resources."
For the full text of the Press Release from the Vatican Information Service, 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, January 27, Francesca Franchina discusses
Project Britestar and
the Yellow Ribbon project with Sue O'Rear who seeks to help troubled teens
contemplating suicide to realize that help is available. Sue gives talks to teens in
high schools as a preventative measure against increased suicide risk for all
ages. Discussion continues regarding 'Anger Management' with the Director of
Caring Families, Dayton, OH, Donna Spaeth,
MSW, focusing on how to manage emotions, develop effective communications and skills for dealing with conflict and avoiding domestic
violence. 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.
On Tuesday, January 26, at 5:00 PM, Fran speaks with Jenn Giroux, Director of
One More Soul and Jill Stanek about activities in the
Pro-Life movement and with One More Soul; the new move and increased interest towards large families,
Humanae Vitae, natural family planning and cooking Italian for large families. Francesca and Jenn share favorite Italian
family recipes that are fast, filling, inexpensive and nutritious.
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 Johann G. Roten, S.M., Thursday, January 28, 2:30 PM on
Father Thomas Thompson, S.M., Friday, January 29, 2:30 PM on the Presentation of the Lord
Special Marianist Anniversaries (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Below is a list of Marianist anniversaries to anticipate. May they renew us as lengthened shadows of Chaminade and our Marianist
2010--225th anniversary of the priestly ordination of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, May 14
2011--250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph, April 8
2014--175th anniversary of the Founder's letter of August 24, 1839, to the retreat masters, our magna carta
2016--200th anniversary of the foundation of the Daughters of Mary Immaculate by Venerable Adele and Blessed William Joseph, May 25
2017--200th anniversary of the foundation of the Society of Mary by Blessed William Joseph, October 2
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 Gallery is located on the seventh floor of Roesch Library.
Free and open to the public, hours are Mon-Fri, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm or by appointment. Call 937-229-4214.
N.B. Prints and postcards related to the Exhibit of Polish Madonnas by Wislawa Kwiatkowska are no longer available for
purchase at The Marian Library.
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 information.
Vatican Stamp to Help Haiti
Source: Zenit (Vatican City), January 26, 2010
Philatelic and Numismatic Office
will donate the proceeds of the next stamp it issues to Haiti, which was devastated earlier this month by a 7.0 magnitude earthquake.
The stamp, which was already set to be released prior to the quake, will be dedicated to the 1,500th anniversary of the Shrine of Our
Lady of Grace, more commonly known as the Shrine of Our Lady of Mentorella.
The shrine, located in the Prenestini mountains about thirty four miles northeast of Vatican City, is a spot that both Pope John Paul
II and Benedict XVI traveled to shortly after being elected Pope.
The shrine dates back to the time of Constantine the Great, and is one of the first Marian shrines in Italy. St. Benedict of Nursia
founded the monastery a little over a century later....
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.
A New Leader in Marian Studies
Source: Campus News Digest, (University of Dayton) January 15, 2010
A Marianist priest with a global perspective was installed Jan. 25 as the new executive director of The Marian Library/International
Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton, a world-renowned center of scholarship and learning about Mary, the mother of
The Rev. François Rossier, S.M., was installed in a formal ceremony and prayer service at 5 p.m. in the Immaculate Conception
Chapel, attended by University and church officials, including the new Archbishop of Cincinnati, Dennis Schnurr, and the Rev. Jim Fitz,
assistant provincial of the Society of Mary. A reception followed at 6 p.m. in Kennedy Union's Torch Lounge.
As part of the installation, Rossier gave a talk about the study of Mary at the University titled "Why Study Mary?"
"There is a renewal of interest in Mary around the world," Rossier said. "She's the most written-about woman in the entire human history,
and she's an emblem of Catholic tradition and identity.
"Through the Marian Library and Institute, we can help make her accessible to people around the world. There is a great desire to be
better acquainted with her by many people of faith," Rossier said....
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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