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
Along similar lines, Dr. Virginia M. Kimball, IMRI graduate and President of the
USA Chapter of the
Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
informed us that she recently published a paperback version of her S.T.D. dissertation,
Liturgical Illuminations: Discovering Received Tradition in the Eastern Orthros of Feasts of the Theotokos through
AuthorHouse. Copies are
A performance by the late Georges Brassens, a well-known
French musician, of La Prière, [The Prayer] is
available on YouTube. The lyrics are sung in French along with a transcript of the words in that language. Brassens adapted the
lyrics from a poem about the rosary written by
Les Mystères douloureux. [The Agonies of Christ] Our thanks to Dr. Nastia Korbon for
providing us with this information
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, February 3, Francesca Franchina speaks with Dan Meixner, President of
Chaminade Julienne High School, and
Social Studies/Psychology teacher, Jim Sparrow, about Catholic Education and the overall mission of Catholic Schools,
focusing on how the mission is being accomplished through rigorous academics,
public profession of the Catholic faith, the corporal works of Mercy and
building on the mission of permitting God's justice to shine for the world to
see and experience at C.J. in Dayton, Ohio. CALL IN TOLL FREE. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show);
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 email@example.com. 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:
Fr Johann G. Roten, S.M., Thursday, February 4, 2:30 PM on
Marian Art, Architecture & Shrines
Father Francois Rossier, S.M., Friday, February 5, 2:30 PM on
Mary and the Priesthood
Marianists on the Road to Sainthood (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
"We are called to be a people of saints." (Chaminade)
Here is a list of our prospective Marianist saints.
Father William Joseph Chaminade 1 1761-1850, January 22
Brother Carlos Eraña 2 1884-1936, September 18
Brother Jesús Hita 2 1900-1936, September 18
Brother Fidel Fuidio 2 1880-1936, September 18
Father Miguel Leibar 3 1885-1936, November 6
Brother Florencio Arnáiz 3 1909-1936, November 6
Brother Joaquín Ochoa 3 1910-1936, November 6
Brother Sabino Ayastuy 3 1911-1936, November 6
Father Jakob Gapp 4 1897-1943, August 13
Mother Adele de Batz de Trenquélleon 1 (Mother Marie of the Conception) 1789-1828, January 10
Mother Marie-Thérèse Charlotte de Lamourous 1 1754-1836, September 14
SERVANTS OF GOD
Faustino Pérez-Manglano 5 1946-1963, March 3
Father Domingo Lázaro 1877-1935, February 22
Father Vicente Lopez de Uralde 1894-1990, September 15
2 Civil War Martyrs in Ciudad Real
3 Civil War Martyrs in Madrid
4 World War II Martyr in Berlin
5 Consecrated Marianist Sodalist and Aspirant
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.
works of Darel Sparling, our past exhibit at The Marian Library, are for
sale at half price. The artist uses the proceeds of his work to help fund
production and distribution on The Jesus Film in China. The works can
still be seen at The Marian Library.
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.
It is time for interested students to apply for the Koehler International
Student Award. If you know international students at the University of
Dayton who would be eligible, please encourage them to apply. The
following description contains all the pertinent information.
International students (with non-immigrant visa)--undergraduate or
graduate--are eligible for the Koehler Award. The award was established by
Professor Susan L. Tsui (UD Library, now retired), with the Lackner Award funds
presented to her in 1995 by the UD Marianists. The award is named in
honor, now in memory, of
Father Theodore A. Koehler, S.M., a native of Strasbourg, France, who
directed The Marian Library from 1969 to 1986. He founded and directed The
International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) there, 1974 to 1986, and was the
Director-Emeritus of The Marian Library, an IMRI professor, and an active
scholar until his death on May 15, 2001.
The Koehler Award, intended to help international students
purchase textbooks, consists of $100.00 or more in textbook
credits at the campus bookstore. The exact amount of the
award and the number of individuals who receive the award each
year varies, depending on the funds available. Criteria
for winning this award include a good academic record,
financial need, and personal characteristics which reflect the Marianist tradition.
Candidates must submit an application form by February 26, 2010.
This form includes a request for a brief statement about themselves
(their educational goals, extracurricular and service activities, their career plans, their financial circumstances).
Applicants will also be responsible for obtaining a faculty recommendation. (The faculty member's recommendation may
be submitted by email to the chairperson of the Koehler Award Committee; it need not be lengthy.)
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
Postulator's Book Reveals Details on John Paul II
Publishes 114 Testimonies
Source: Zenit (Rome), January 28, 2010
Pope John Paul II was the same in public and in private: "transparent, sincere, integral," according to the postulator of his
Monsignor Slawomir Oder made this reflection Tuesday when he presented a volume that he has written in collaboration with Saverio
Gaeta. It presents more than one hundred testimonies related to the Polish Pontiff's cause for canonization.
Why He Is a Saint: The True John Paul II Explained by the Postulator of the Cause of Beatification was presented in Rome with
a presentation from the leader of the Vatican's saint congregation, Cardinal José Saraiva Martins....
The prelate also pointed out the Pope's profound devotion to Mary and mentioned the "joy," the "happiness" that John Paul II
felt in the year 2000, after the beatification of the shepherds of Fatima, Francisco and Jacinta Marto, on May 13.
A witness stated that when asked, "Do you see the Virgin?" the Pope answered, "No, but I hear her." Another witness, though,
said John Paul II confided that he "saw" her....
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.
Library Serves to Educate, Preserve Marianist History
Source: Flyer News, (University of Dayton) January 22, 2010
With nearly 75,000 books and more than 150,000 articles and pamphlets, The Marian Library, located on the seventh floor of Roesch Library
contains the world's largest collection of printed materials about the Virgin Mary....
The goal of The Marian Library is to gather and present information about the Virgin Mary in order to increase people's knowledge of Mary,
Jesus, the church, and Christian life.
"There is a renewal of interest in Mary around the world," Rev. Francois Rossier, director of the Marian institute said in a UD press
release. "She's the most written about woman in the entire human history, and she's an emblem of Catholic tradition and identity....
Click here for the complete
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org or
visit their website, ourladyofgoodsuccess.com.
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