We have received a number of emails from readers commending our website, The
Mary Page. Thank you all for your encouragement and support. The following
comment is a typical example:
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. I just discovered your beautiful website!!!
Father Dwight Campbell, a graduate of IMRI, has formed a new priestly society, Apostles of Jesus Christ, Priest and Victim,
with Father Ben Reese as Co-Founder. For more information, visit their website,
Father Reese is finishing up his doctoral work at the
Liturgical Institute at
Mundelein, now doing final editing on his dissertation, which he hopes to defend in the fall.
He was present when Father Campbell defended his 2009 STD
dissertation in Dayton.
Father Campbell also sends his greetings: "Please say hello to all the folks at the Marian Library for me."
Beginning with the May 30 issue of Our Sunday Visitor is an eight-part
series about the Blessed Virgin Mary by journalist, Mark Shea. Our thanks to Brother John Samaha, S.M. for providing 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 12:00
- 1:00 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, June 16, Francesca Franchina speaks with Richard Green, Treatment
Coordinator and Supervisor of Family Services at the
Judge Frank W. Nicholas Residential Treatment
Center for Youth, and Counselor Theresa Fitzgerald of Dayton, Ohio, focusing on the mission, purposes and goals of the facility for
troubled and delinquent youth who are recipients of probationary services through the Montgomery County Juvenile Court and usually not
responsive to the correctional efforts offered by the public schools, various outpatient counseling services or other forms of
supervision provided by the court. What's a parent to do? What is a community to do?
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 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, June 15, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina discusses much needed incessant,
heartfelt prayer for peace as promoted at Fatima, Portugal
in 1917, Padre Pio's Life and Lessons of Intercessory, Reparative Prayer and the recent apparitions and messages of
Our Lady of Kibehoe
in Rwanda, Africa before the war and genocide as well as the latest
news about the war breaking out in Rwanda again. Francesca will discuss
the meaning of intercessory prayer as given to us by Our Lady of Sorrows at the
approved African Marian
Apparition in Rwanda and what it means for the world including the USA!
Francesca shares the recipe and tradition of Pane de San Antonio (St. Anthony of Padua bread) baked,
distributed and eaten on his feast day, June 13 and Pasta Pie!
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:
Brother Erik Otiende, S.M., Thursday, June 17, 2:30 PM on Mary, Model of the Church Today I
Brother Erik Otiende, S.M., Friday, June 18, 2:30 PM on Mary, Model of the Church Today II
New Plans Unveiled for World's Largest Monument (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
We've been asked to pray for the success of this project, and to help spread the word for the honor of Mary.
Dear friend of Jesus and Mary and their innocent unborn,
On this ninety-third anniversary of the first appearance of Our Lady at Fatima, we are pleased to unveil new architectural plans
[archoftriumph.org/archdesign.html] for the pro-life shrine
and great triumphal arch, at seven hundred feet tall to be the
world's tallest monument, which our Association was formed to build in 2001. When Buffalo's Common Council unanimously endorsed
[archoftriumph.org/news8.html] the project in 2002, the
Association promised that it would be
"built according to high standards of architectural beauty and integrity," a promise clearly kept in the new official designs.
To view these beautiful designs, and a 'flyover' video narrated by Father Frank Pavone, go to
Mary's Arch of Triumph will point us towards the 'fundamental transformation' that America, Canada and the world truly need--a change
of hearts and minds, more than of laws. It will sound a global signal call to repentance and conversion, renewed faith in God, and
respect for human life from conception to natural death. Originating with a dream, this great spiritual undertaking quickly gained
worldwide support [archoftriumph.org/liaisons.html]
among Mary's faithful, and has been approved by many Catholic pro-life leaders
Father Frank Pavone, Father John Corapi, Mrs. Judie Brown, Dr. John Willke, and Knights of Columbus Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson.
The shrine project evokes Mary's revelations at Fatima on July 13, 1917, "God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my
Immaculate Heart," and that, "In the end my Immaculate Heart will triumph ... and an era of peace will be granted to the world."
This great arch hails this coming triumph of Mary's Immaculate Heart. It will be seven hundred feet tall because seven is the biblical
number of perfection, and Mary represents the perfection of humanity because of her humble obedience to God. Mary is revered also by
Muslims, who believe in Mary's perpetual virginity; indeed, Mohammed said that Mary enjoys the highest place in heaven of all women.
Our new official plans feature a Cross within the Arch, the upright member being a bank of four high-speed elevators, the cross-member
being a lower observation deck/refreshment area 425 feet high and holding four hundred people comfortably. Covered with gold-tinted
glass, the Cross will be softly illuminated at night. The Holy Innocents Shrine below the Arch will seat over seven hundred. The 635
foot high upper observation deck, with twelve windows bearing the names of the twelve Apostles, will hold eight hundred comfortably.
From there, secondary elevators and stairs will access the Chapel of the Triumph, 655 feet high and seating 275. The Arch's blue,
star-embossed dome is topped by an illuminated cross pattée having a representation of a white Eucharistic host in its center.
The Arch is covered with gold pre-finished aluminum metal cladding. Its forecourt will feature a monumental, golden statue of the Holy
Family, and classical columns supporting lintels on which titles of Mary in the great Litany of Loreto are engraved in gold.
We are continuing to raise funds (projected cost: $85 to $100,000,000) through our website
[archoftriumph.org], our toll-free number (1-866-205-6512),
and a mail campaign, and we are searching for a site in the Diocese of Buffalo, NY where the Pilgrim Virgin
Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, entered America triumphantly on December 8, 1947 when "200,000 people lined the streets and welcomed Our
Lady" [see History page at pilgrimvirginstatue.com].
This great tribute to Jesus and Mary, and proclamation of the sanctity of human life, wherever it is located, is certain to attract and
inspire millions of pilgrims and tourists from around the world annually. Mary's glorious Arch of Triumph is destined quickly to become
an international icon, boldly, though silently, proclaiming the dignity and sanctity of human life, born and unborn, and extolling the
oft-neglected virtues of purity, faith and obedience to God.
To be a part of this great movement for the cause of life and renewal of society, please donate online today at
archoftriumph.org, or by calling us toll free 1-866-205-6512.
All donations are fully tax-deductible.
May Jesus and Mary always bless and protect you and yours!
For the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart,
Laurence D. Behr
Form Seeking Expression--Marian Artistic Creations,
by Christina Saj, will be on display from April 19 - June 18, 2010 in The Marian Library. Click here for
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.
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.
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 information.
International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule
IMRI courses for the Summer 2010 semester commenced 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:
We have revised and expanded
Polish Poems and
Mary, Beloved of the Trinity.
We have also revised and expanded our material in
German. This is a work in progress, so expect more content soon.
Feel free to let us know what you think of this new section.
Worldwide Rosary Rally to Offer Prayer for Priests
Source: Zenit (New York), June 10, 2010
Next week, a worldwide rosary relay event will unite participants around the globe to pray for priests.
The June 19 event, sponsored by Worldpriest, will begin in Brisbane, Australia, and will continue at Marian shrines through Japan,
the Philippines, Sri Lanka, India, the Levant and the Middle East, South Africa, Bosnia, Italy, Poland, France, Spain, Portugal,
Germany, Switzerland, Belgium, Ireland, Wales, England, Mexico, Argentina, Canada and the United States.
The faithful are invited to participate by praying a decade of the rosary for priests at a scheduled time, thereby marking the end of
the Year for Priests with a twenty-four-hour prayer relay. Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam, Ireland, episcopal advisor to Worldpriest,
affirmed the "great potential" of this event, which "will bring many spiritual benefits to all involved."
Worldpriest planned this relay as "an opportunity for us to raise our hearts to God for all priests in the exercise of their ministry;
that they will be blessed, through our prayers, with God's grace for their priesthood; that in this worldwide communion of prayer for
them, they may experience our gratitude and support; and finally that they will persevere in unity with Christ and his Church and
shepherd the Lord's flock to the safe pastures of his kingdom."
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.
'Scan' of Baby Jesus Plunges Churches into Abortion Debate
Source: The Times (London) June 9, 2010
Protestant Churches are joining forces in an advertising campaign that shows a scan of "baby Jesus in the Virgin Mary's womb," complete
The poster campaign, which will feature on billboards nationally over Christmas, reads: "He's on His way. Christmas starts with Christ."
Created by advertising executives from the Church of England, Methodist, United Reformed and Baptist Churches, the campaign risks
plunging Protestant Churches into the abortion debate with its imagery of an unborn child. The baby in the adverts is a composite made
up of many baby scans.
The Roman Catholic Church, which opposes abortion, is not represented in
John Smeaton, the director of the Society for the Protection of the Unborn Child, said: "This advertisement sends a powerful message to
everyone in Britain where 570 babies are killed every day in the womb, 365 days a year, under the Abortion Act. Whenever we kill an
unborn child in an abortion, we are killing Jesus.
"It may seem very early to be talking about Christmas, but we'd like to make this one of the largest church Christmas campaigns ever."
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
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