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
In MGM's Mary, Mother of Christ, Camilla Belle stars as the mother of Jesus Christ while co-stars include
Al Pacino, Jessica Lange, Peter O'Toole, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers. The film is expected to be released on Good Friday (4/2/2010).
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 24, Francesca Franchina speaks with Beth Lang-Sletten,
Caroline Adams, and Ann Williams, LMT, about what is going on in the Catholic
Church in Renewal, Revival, and Retreats; small Christian communities; Lenten
practices; and Coming Out of the Desert: Fanning Faith into Flame, an Easter-to-Pentecost program with parish priests and lay people
for evangelization and discipleship, discovering and utilizing innate gifts, developing a new and fresh
relationship with God, living life according to God's plan with the Resurrection
joy of Jesus and the Holy Spirit that is planned in Dayton, OH on Thursdays from
Easter until Pentecost (i.e. April 8-May 20, 2010) at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 4500 Ackerman
Blvd. Kettering, OH 45429. For more information call the parish at
937 434-9272. 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 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 Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., Thursday, March 25, 2:30 PM on Annunciation of the Lord
Father Francois Rossier, S.M., Friday, March 26, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Infancy Gospels
Feast of Saint Joseph (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
A blessed feast of St. Joseph [March 19]! This is a solemnity, a feast of the highest rank, to honor the husband of Mary and the
guardian of our Redeemer. In addition to being the Patron of the Universal Church and of several countries, he is the second principal
patron of the Society of Mary (Marianists), my religious family.
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
International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule
IMRI courses for the Spring 2010 semester concluded on March 19, 2010!
The Pontifical Academic Program leading to STL and STD in theology with a specialization in Marian Studies offers courses
in three year-round sessions (summer, fall, and spring). See course offerings:
Vatican Forms Medjugorje Study Commission
Led by Cardinal Camillo Ruini
Source: Zenit (Vatican City), March 17, 2010
The Vatican announced today that it has formed a commission to look into the phenomenon of Medjugorje, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, where six
young people have said they have had visions of Mary since the early 80s.
A short communique issued by the
Vatican press office indicated that,
"An international investigative commission on Medjugorje has been constituted, under the presidency of Cardinal Camillo Ruini and
dependent upon the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith."
"Said commission--made up of cardinals, bishops, specialists and experts--will work privately, submitting the results of its work to
the authority of the dicastery," added the text.
Beginning in 1981, six children of Medjugorje, a hamlet of a few houses located twenty kilometers (twelve miles) from Mostar, said they
had seen the Blessed Virgin on a nearby hill.
Since then, the hamlet has become part of the world circuit of pilgrimages, drawing at least fifteen million people. Prayer meetings
and associations of all kinds have started worldwide....
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.
Enduring Icons: Faithful Recall the 'Weeping Mary'
Source: Newsday (New York) March 16, 2010
Though fifty years have passed, Pagona Catsounis vividly remembers looking up during her daily prayers in her Island Park home to see
the icon of the Virgin Mary appearing to weep.
"I was so scared," said Catsounis, then eighteen, a new bride and a recent immigrant to Long Island from her native Athens.
Catsounis said she and her husband, Peter, kept the strange occurrence to themselves for several days, worried it could be a sign of
something bad to come. Then they called their priest at the Greek Orthodox Cathedral of St. Paul in Hempstead.
Within days, their tiny apartment was overrun with both believers and skeptics who wanted to see the lithograph of the weeping Virgin.
"The police closed our street because so many people were lined up," Catsounis recalled last week.
Today marks the fiftieth anniversary of the day Catsounis says the icon began weeping. Since the spring of 1960, the icon has been kept
at the church on Cathedral Avenue. Anniversary services there last night and today were expected to draw scores of people of many
faiths who say the icon changed their lives.
"It's unbelievable," said the Rev. Luke Melackrinos, dean of the cathedral. "There are still miracles being performed to this day...."
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
Celebrating the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus
Title: Mass for the Solemnity Followed by a Lecture
Date: Thursday, March 25, 2010, 6:45 pm
Location: St. Mary Church (Dayton, Ohio)
A musical prelude will take place at 6:45 pm with Mass scheduled to start at 7 pm. Rev. Francis Tandoh, CSSp, will celebrate and give
the homily. Refreshments will follow Mass in the Church hall. Father Bertrand Buby, SM, will speak on Mary in the non-canonical
Protogospel of James starting around 8:15 pm. Please come and help honor Mary as the Mother of our Savior. Contact Steve Koop at 626-0027 for additional information, or click here to see the
flyer [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader].
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