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Mary Page. Thank you all for your encouragement and support. The following comment is a typical example:
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Saint Mary (Hyde Park) Lenten Series 2010
Reflections for the Journey:
Mary: Our Mother, our Inspiration
The speakers of this year's series are all from The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute at the
University of Dayton.
Mary and Prayer: The Magnificat, the Rosary, the Angelus
Rev. Thomas A. Thompson
Rev. Johann G. Roten
Mary's Role in Salvation
Sister M. Danielle Peters
Titles and Names Given to Mary
Sister Jean Frisk
Mary in Art
Rev. Johann G. Roten
Mary in Flowers
Rev. Johann G. Roten
All sessions will take place in Robisch Hall, which is located under the church, and is handicapped-accessible from Shady Lane.
Join us between 7:30 and 8:00 am for coffee and donuts.
Speakers begin at 8:00 and conclude by 9:00 for those who wish to attend Mass.
The church is located at 2853 Erie Avenue in Cincinnati, Ohio. For more
information call 513-321-1207 or visit the parish
We received an email from Chris Padgett regarding his recent activities. He agreed to let us share excerpts with our readers.
I have begun doing some articles for Life Teen's website, CatholicYouthMinistry.com. Check out the new
article that I recently did for them.
Also, I signed two contracts with Servant books. One book is on spirituality for the average Joe and Jane, and the other is on
Marian devotion. Both are slated to come out in 2011. I am very excited, although doing the editing is not very fun. Pray for me.
I am about midway through a CD project, and am hopeful to complete it in the coming months. Anyone interested in donating towards the
completion of this project would be my new hero.
I am booking into 2011 and 2012. I'd love to set something up with my colleagues in ministry. Let's chat about this more if you have
time. Would you mind sending me a few contacts of friends you think would be open to my ministry? That would help out a lot. Also, I
have lots of info available at chrispadgett.org including videos, talks, and
booking info. Thanks so much for praying for our family. We couldn't do what we do without you!
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, March 3, Francesca Franchina speaks with the Society of Mary General Administration, Father Manuel Cortes, S.M.,
Superior General, (Spain) Father André Fétis, S.M, First Assistant for Spirituality, (France) Brother Jose Maria, (Spain)
Assistant for Education, Brother Ed Violet, (USA) Assistant for Temporalities visiting from Rome, Italy, accompanied by
Brother Don Neff, S.M., (USA Province) about the Family of Mary focusing on The Society of Mary's Founder,
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, the man, the mission and the Marianist charism in operation on various continents. 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.
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:
Michael P. Duricy, STL, Thursday, March 4, 2:30 PM on Mary in Catholic-Evangelical Dialogue
Michael P. Duricy, STL, Friday, March 5, 2:30 PM on Mary in Catholic-Orthodox Dialogue
An article about Father Emile Neubert, S.M., An Educator of Saints by Paolo Risso, was published in Missio Immaculatae International,
November-December 2009. Please join me in praying that the Society of Mary will introduce Father Neubert's
cause for canonization soon. Also, please pray for the causes of Father Joseph Schellhorn and Father Raymond Halter.
to see the full text of Risso's article on-line.
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
We have posted information about this year's Summer Symposium,
in the Consecrated Life, and also about a
of art that Jan Oliver made to The Marian Library after her exhibit. We
have also updated our Korean language section with
(through 3/1/2010) and Marian Commemorations for
Bombed Images of Mary to be Exhibited
Nagasaki and Guernica Join Call for Peace
Source: Zenit (Guernica, Spain), March 1, 2010
On April 26, 1937, an aerial bombing on the Basque town of Guernica killed hundreds of civilians and destroyed many buildings,
including part of St. Mary's Church.
The Basque government reported that some 1,650 people were killed by German and Italian planes under the command of the nationalist
forces during the Spanish Civil War.
After the attack, a figure of the Virgin Mary was uncovered in the Church, destroyed except for her head, the current pastor, Father
Inaki Jauregui, explained to ZENIT.
Eight years after that attack, on August 9, 1945, an atomic bomb destroyed the Urakami Cathedral, in the Japanese city of Nagasaki.
A wooden carving inspired by Bartolomé Murillo's painting of the Immaculate Conception, which stood in the center of the altar of the
cathedral, suffered a similar fate as that of the Virgin of Guernica.
Among the ashes of the church, the head of the Immaculate Virgin figure was found with the eye sockets empty, the cheeks and hair
charred and a crack next to the left eye that many interpret as a tear. At present she is known there as the 'bombed Mary'.
Next month, the two 'bombed Marys' will meet and be exhibited together for a time in the Museum of Peace in Guernica.
The meeting is part of a 'pilgrimage of peace' of the Virgin of Urakami to the Basque city, on the occasion of this year's sixty-fifth
anniversary of the bombing of Japan....
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.
Masterpiece Missing Marian Painting
Source: The Times (London) March 1, 2010
The art historians' hearts sank as soon as they got a proper look at the 'Van Dyke' on the wall of a Wiltshire church. The painting
they had travelled hundreds of miles to see was clearly an eighteenth-century copy.
Then a much smaller, darker picture caught the eye.
Holy Trinity, the parish church of Bradford-on-Avon, is now in line for a windfall of hundreds of thousands of pounds after the
portrait of Christ was identified as a previously-unknown masterpiece by the greatest early sixteenth-century Flemish artist, Quentin
Metsys' best-known work, The Ugly Duchess, is regularly voted the most popular picture in the National Gallery; but he also
produced a series of religious paintings, of which the Bradford Christ has been identified as one of the earliest and finest.
Painstaking detective work has revealed that the painting is one half of a picture that once included the Virgin Mary,
sawn in half more than one hundred years ago by a greedy art dealer hoping to double his money.
Experts were able temporarily to reunite the two halves at the National Gallery where the painting was taken for further study.
Although the two pieces have since been separated, art historians hope that one day they will be restored as a complete picture....
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The Mary Page offers a variety of resources inviting study, reflection and
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