Teresa Monaghen, persevering student of IMRI, emailed wishes to us for a happy and blessed Easter,
and added "... thinking of you and praying with
Mary for you." She included the meditation which follows.
Explosive Gospel Reflection for Easter:
Feeling a little overwhelmed by so many things going on in life and especially in our Church today, I join our Lady at the tomb. She is
not mentioned in the Gospels to have been present at the tomb or as a witness of the Risen Christ, but surely she was; she who had
stood below the cross and later was found in prayer with the apostles in the upper room, had to have been very close by to witness her
risen Son! I have no doubt, nor did the early Church. She took on the role as intercessor and contemplative, and in the end she let
Mary, Magdalene and the apostles be the ones to go out to tell the others. She instead, ever the model of the Church, is the one we
come to, and receive from, in order to go out fearlessly and proclaim the good news of the risen Lord. She is faith in her
steadfastness; she is hope in her perseverance, and she is love at the heart of the Church, giving to the end the
witness of her great love for her Son and for all her adopted children.
Oh, Mary, you inspire us to stay hidden in the heart of the Church in order to pray and intercede as you did, always present to your
Son, not looking for notice, but turning everyone to him. You point to your Son and have only one goal. That is to remind us with your
words and your life, "to do whatever he tells us." Thank you, Mary, for giving us trust to continue the journey of holiness following in
your path. Amen!
"Regina Caeli, laetare. Alleluia!" [Queen of heaven, rejoice. Alleluia!]
Jon Harvey, who has contributed several items to The Mary Page, recently sent us the following information:
Yesterday (Easter) I saw Sunsets and Margaritas, a Chicano play written by José Cruz González,
about a man near retirement with a difficult relationship with his
dying father who lives with him and his wife. Halfway through the
story, and again later, he has a vision of Our Lady of Guadalupe who
tells him simultaneously to be more confrontational with his
father and to fully forgive him. The Mary figure talks in a rather
irreverent and sassy tone (even mixing drinks at the bar in one
part) but all the while dispensing wise and important (though difficult to hear) psychological advice.
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, April 7, Francesca Franchina speaks with Jack Davis, discussing what was happening in the Upper Room with Mary, the
Mother of Jesus, the Holy Women, the Apostles and Disciples after the Resurrection, as dictated to Blessed Mary of Agreda by the
Blessed Mother in The Mystical City of God.
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 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, April 6, at 5:00 PM, Fran broadcasts from Culp's Cafe at the historic
Carillon Park in
Dayton, OH and speaks with Women of Faith about the Message of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal in 1917, The Triumph of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary, its promotion and the meaning of the message for our modern era. A prominent tourist attraction,
Carillon Park houses the historic Carillon Bell Tower, and the creative flair of Dayton citizenry highlights exhibits of
inventions and mementos of Dayton's famous inventors: Orville and Wilbur Wright, inventors of the first airplane; Charles
Patterson, Inventor and Founder of National Cash Register; Charles F. Kettering, inventor of the automatic starter; and other
historic figures and inventions.
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, April 8, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Easter season
Never Enough ... About William Joseph Chaminade (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
With the anniversary of his birth upon us, and a 'Chaminade Year' to commemorate him coming soon, Brother Samaha
sends the material below to
teach us more about the founder of the Society of Mary.
Borrowing St. Bernard's thought, de Maria nunquam satis, we never know enough or speak enough about our Founder, Blessed
William Joseph Chaminade.
How effective are we as spokesmen for and about Chaminade and his ideals? How much do you know about him? How much can you explain
clearly about him and his charism for the Church? Try this simple Chaminade quiz.
In what year was he born? What date?--(April 8, 1761)
In what year did he die? What date?--(January 22, 1850)
In what city was he born?--(Perigueux)
In what city did he die?--(Bordeaux)
What were the names of his parents?--(Blaise and Catherine)
How many siblings did he have? His placement among them?--(14; 14th)
Where did he make seminary studies?--(Mussidan, Paris)
Where did he teach with his brothers?--(Mussidan)
When was he ordained?--(May 14, 1785)
In what years was he exiled from France?--(1797-1800)
In what city and country did he live during his exile?--(Zaragoza/Saragossa)
What shrine did he frequent during his exile?--(Our Lady of the Pillar)
In what year was the Bordeaux Sodality formalized? What date?--(February 2, 1801, Bordeaux)
In what year was the SM founded? What city?--(1817, Bordeaux)
Where was the first SM novitiate established? Name of the property?--(Bordeaux, Villa St. Laurent)
In what year was his cause for canonization introduced?--(1909)
In what year was he declared Servant of God?--(1916)
In what year was he declared Venerable? By which pope?--(1973 by Pope Paul VI)
In what year was he beatified? By which pope?--(2000 by Pope John Paul II)
What miracle paved the way for his beatification? Who was cured?--(Elena Otero, medical cure; early 1990s)
In what city and country did this miracle take place?--(Buenos Aires, Argentina)
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 Summer 2010 semester will commence on June 7, 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:
Pope Blesses Image of Our Lady for Chile
Shows Affection After Quake, Congratulations for Anniversary
Source: Zenit (Vatican City), March 24, 2010
Benedict XVI is offering Chileans an image of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, as a sign of his affection after the February. 27 earthquake and in
congratulations for the nation's bicentennial, celebrated this year.
The Pope blessed the image today at the end of the general audience. It will be taken around Chile, beginning with the areas most
affected by the earthquake.
The blessing of the image was described by the Pope himself, when greeting pilgrims in Spanish after today's catechesis,
"as a sign of affection to the sons of that country, which is celebrating its bicentenary."
The Missionary Virgin "will accompany you in these moments of difficulty after the recent earthquake you suffered," he said....
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.
Madonna Chapel: Fostering the Dignity of Motherhood
Source: Canticle Magazine January/February 2010
During this season of Joy, when we celebrate the motherhood of Mary, we reflect on her highest title, Mother of God.
To honor Mary as Theotokos (cf. CCC #495), our family family to a Madonna Chapel, dedicated to the Nursing Madonna,
located at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Annawan, Illinois. The chapel was created by Father Timothy Sauppé, STL, [STD candidate at
The International Marian Research Institute]....
Click here to read the full text of the
article [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader].
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
An exceptional exhibition which shows Orthodox sacred art and links between Byzance and the medieval occident. There are many
icons [e.g. Mary as
Protectress), but also mosaics, embroideries, and liturgical art. The exhibition was organized because it
is a year of cultural relations linking Russia and France
For more information click
here. Our thanks to Dr. Nastia Korbon for informing us of this exhibit.
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