All copies of Mary's Flowers: Gardens, Legends and Meditations, first published by St. Anthony Messenger Press in 1999, are
sold out. The author, Vincenzina Krymow, a long-time volunteer research associate at The Marian Library, is gathering information for a
revised edition of the book.
Father David Fleming, S.M., Superior General of the Society of Mary, spoke about the Marianist vision for life and education on January
22, 2010. His forty-two minute presentation may be viewed
on-line. PC users may need to download Windows Media
Player. MAC users may need to download Flip4Mac software.
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 10, Francesca Franchina speaks with Father Matt Mauriello of Greenwich, CT, focusing on the Worldwide
Apostolate of Divine Mercy and the Mercy Congresses to be held throughout
the world, including various regions of the USA, to increase knowledge of the Mercy
Message and Devotion given by Jesus to St. Faustina, and promoted by the late John
Paul II and by Pope Benedict XVI. Father Matt will focus on the Mercy Message and on the
work of the World Apostolic Mercy Congress held April 2-6, 2008, which was attended by
over seven thousand people in Rome, Italy, also the North American Congress of Mercy held in
Washington, DC November 14-15, 2009 and the planned Regional Congresses to be
held in coming years to make the Mercy Message of Jesus universally known.
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 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.
On Tuesday, February 9, at 5:00 PM, Fran speaks with Lucille Nagy Carrol about "Unleashing Your Creative Spirit" the seven-week Red
Paper Lecture Series geared toward people with life altering illnesses. This fun, hands on instructive series encourages utilization of
God-given talents to help manage health related difficulties by experimenting with
pastel, acrylic and oil painting, watercolor, beading, calligraphy, card making and other means. Francesca shares the
recipes for Italian breaded pork chops and Italian-style sliced potatoes, with tomatoes, green peppers and onions.
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 William 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, February 11, 2:30 PM on The Message of Lourdes
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 Emile Neubert.
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
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 soon. Perhaps it will appear
during the Chaminade Year in 2011.
Please do all you can to publicize and promote these new
also has copies of Mary and the Priestly Ministry for
sale, as does The Marian Library.
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
Lourdes Hospitaliers Celebrate 125 Years
Forty Thousand Have Served Pilgrims, Spread Marian Message
Source: Zenit (Rome), February 2, 2010
As the Hospitality of Our Lady of Lourdes association celebrates 125 years since
its foundation, its president is noting that some forty thousand volunteers have served
with them in that time. Antoine Tierny stated this to ZENIT while in Rome for an
About one hundred of the association's directors from various
national chapters gathered last week for the Jan. 28 anniversary. The pilgrimage
lasted several days and ended Friday. "More than forty thousand volunteers from seventy
countries of the five continents have had a turn" to serve pilgrims in Lourdes
through the association, Tierny said.
In the beginning the volunteers were mainly French, but now they come from all over the world. In 2008, 3,036
Italians served as volunteers, and 2,739 French. From the United States there
were 471, from the United Kingdom 429, from Ireland 311, from Germany 252 and
from Belgium 72. Yet the foundation had a humble start in 1885, with only seven
members, called "hospitaliers" in French, who gathered to help the sick and disabled that came to visit the shrine of Our
Lady of Lourdes in France. There has been a "notable evolution," Tierny affirmed....
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 Call to Lead and Serve
Source: University of Dayton News (Dayton, OH) January 27, 2010
The Rev. Paul Marshall, S.M., rector at the University of Dayton since 2005, has been tapped for a national leadership role with the
Society of Mary (Marianists).
Marshall, 62, has been named assistant for temporalities in the Province of the United States based in St. Louis. Nearly six hundred
Marianists serve in the province, which includes the U.S., Eastern Africa, India, Ireland, Mexico and Puerto Rico....
The Society of Mary is an international religious order characterized by a special devotion to Mary, mother of Jesus, and a faith that
builds community through service. The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top-tier Catholic research
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
Location: Kennedy Union Room 310 (University of Dayton)
Please join us as we begin the program for the spring semester on the theme of authentic community within Marianist life. Using the
image of tending a garden to frame these discussions, we will begin sowing the seeds for community. This session will focus on the rich
soil in which we plant seeds--how our faith traditions, our Marianist Founders, and our culture have prepared good ground for our efforts.
Come watch our garden grow!
Facilitated by Carol Ramey and Patti Gehred of the
North American Center for Marianist Studies. Light Luncheon provided. RSVP required
by February 8, 2010. Call 937-229-2899 (i.e. 9-2899 on campus) or email RectorEvents@notes.udayton.edu. Sponsored by the office of the
N.B. There will also be a program on Mary, Faith, and Justice in
the Torch Lounge of UD's Kennedy Union on Tuesday, February 9,
2010 from 7:30-8:30 pm. Three students will share their
reflections on service projects, in light of their faith and
Mary's call to us all to "Do whatever He tells you;" prizes
awarded to Social Concern Clubs and Breakout trips; followed by
a social; sponsored by Campus Ministry and the Marianists.
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