News from the
Marian Library
Mary in the Catholic Press Mary in the
Secular Press


The Mary Page News items give insight into our interest areas, our outreach, and the many ways people honor Our Lady.
We welcome your input and your comments.


Alumni Update

Michael P. Duricy, Information and Multimedia Coordinator at ML/IMRI, is providing the entry on Mary (in Film) for the 2011 Supplement to the New Catholic Encyclopedia.  He taught a course on Mary and Media for The International Marian Research Institute from June 14-18.

Return to Top

Mary in Books, Films and Music

New Edition of Marian Book

Mary's Flowers: Gardens, Legends and Meditations an excellent collaborative effort from Vincenzina Krymow, M. Jean Frisk, and A. Joseph Barrish, S.M., has been out of print for a while.  It will be republished by Tau Publishing, a Franciscan publishing company in Phoenix. We will keep you informed about its availability.

Return to Top

Radio Maria from the Marian Library

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.  Called " 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.

The broadcast may also be heard on-line at  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 from anywhere in the world. Send email to Francesca with questions, comments, suggestions at 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 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:

Sister M. Jean Frisk, Thursday, June 24, 2:30 PM on Mary in Poetry I
Sister M. Jean Frisk, Friday, June 25, 2:30 PM on Mary in Poetry II

Return to Top

From the Marian Treasure Chest

Preparation for the Chaminade Year, 2011 (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)

In preparation for the Jubilee Year of 2000, Pope John Paul II dedicated the three previous years to the Holy Trinity, one each to the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. We might do something similar in 2010 by dedicating each quarter or season to a particular theme; e.g., re-studying Chaminade's life, his writings and spirituality, his apostolic mission, preparation for the general chapter of 2012, or similar themes for prayer and study.

The purpose of the Chaminade Year is to celebrate the gift of our Founder, and the gift of our Marianist vocation and mission. It is a time to give thanks to Jesus and Mary, but also to show that we are happy to be Marianists. We need specific moments during 2010 to express these ideas and to prepare for the Chaminade Year.

This is a special time for re-studying our Marianist sources and charism, and making them real and concrete now according to the signs of the times. We are presented with another opportunity to re-found the Marianist Family. Re-foundation means going to our roots, applying the essentials of our charism to respond to the needs and questions of today. Fidelity to these essentials is necessary and must be matched to creativity. The Church expects fidelity and creativity, lest we lose the continuity of our history. We must point to the present and to the future.

To this end, the late John Paul II offered a helpful orientation in his apostolic exhortation to usher in the third millennium, Tertio Millennio Ineunte: "In this moment ... we must look to the past with gratitude and embrace the future with hope, living the present with patience."

The Marianist future requires living the present with patient and continuing effort.

Return to Top

New Exhibit!

The Marian Library will feature artwork by Nancy L. Campbell, a Minnesota-based artist who uses black-and-white photography to explore the relationship between mother and baby. Mother and Madonna: Photography of Madonna and Child will be on display June 28 through August 27 in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of the University of Dayton's Roesch Library. It is free and open to the public. Hours for The Marian Library are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday; Saturday and Sunday by appointment by calling 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.

Return to Top

Web Collaborators

Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners. highlights items from The Mary Page in their section on Catholic News. 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.

Return to Top

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:

Return to Top

In keeping with the season, we recommend Celebrating Mary in Ordinary Time.

We have revised and expanded  our list of in-house Marian Videos and also our Mary in Film research database. 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.

Return to Top

Beatified Journalist Remembered by his Sister
Source: Zenit (Linares Spain), June 18, 2010

Lucía Lozano Garrido says the greatest gift God has ever given her was seeing her brother beatified.

In an interview on Blessed Manuel Lozano Garrido's website, Lucía reflects on the beatification ceremony held June 12 in their hometown of Linares.

Lucía, eighty-six, is four years younger than Lolo. She looked after him during his illness, which began when he was twenty-two and ended with his death at fifty-one.

Blessed Manuel, known as Lolo (1920-1971), is the first journalist to be raised to the altar....

Lolo's father died when his children were very young. Years later, his mother died. Lolo was fourteen and Lucía ten when they became orphans. His sister said that this loss made them both increase their devotion to the Virgin Mary. "The faith was the center of his whole life," she said. "He was passionate about the Virgin and the Eucharist.

"The last time he was able to visit the Virgin was when he went to Madrid for his military service....

"I remember saying to him one day, 'what is the first thing you'll do if you get better?'--and he said to me -- 'I would go up to see the Virgin.'

His sister also spoke about the pilgrimage they both made to Lourdes in 1958. "I remember getting on the train in the Atocha station. When we arrived in Lourdes it was eight in the evening with the torch procession; it was very moving."

At first Lolo did not want to go to the pool, "because he was afraid they would hurt him." He finally agreed to go. "They took Lolo in a wheelchair, and I stayed on the steps weeping."

"There he offered the Virgin his immense, fecund and blessed joy," Lucía said. She suggested they buy a candle and place it before the image of Our Lady of Lourdes, to which Lolo responded: "Buy the largest they have for her, so that our faith will burn for long," she recalled.

Lucía concluded by saying that what she most likes about her brother "is that he be called the saint of joy," because of the way he was able to endure his illness and invite others in his condition to offer their sufferings.

Click here for the complete article.

Return to Top

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.

The International Eucharistic Congresses and the Stamps
Source: The Coros Chronicle February, 2010

The first International Congress was held in Lille, France in 1881. It was merely a meeting of three hundred leaders of the Eucharistic Works in the European countries. If we except the International Eucharistic Congress held in Jerusalem in 1893, all the nineteenth-century Congresses were held in Europe. The first outside of Europe was held in Montreal, Canada in 1910. The first Congress held in the United States was in Chicago in 1926. The second, fifty years later, was held in Philadelphia in 1976.

It was only in 1932 that countries which were the host of the Congress began to issue stamps commemorating the event. The first Congress for which stamps were issued was in Dublin, Ireland. That country issued two stamps on this occasion. These represented a chalice in the middle of a cross. The theme was The Eucharist and Ireland....

If you desire to see more about all the stamps issued by the various countries and the Vatican, and you can read French, go to the website of the Marianists of Canada at the title Saviez-vous? All the text is in French.

N.B. This article was written by Brother Raymond Boutin, S.M., an expert on the subject, who has contributed to our on-line material about Mary on Stamps.

Return to Top

Prayer Corner Requests

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!

Return to Top

Liturgical Season

Marian Commemoration Days

To celebrate the month of June with Mary:

  • Summer Time with Mary
  • 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 June.

    Return to Top

Marian Events

IMRI Summer Symposium

Title: Mary in the Consecrated Life

Date: July 27-29, 2010

Location: University of Dayton

A symposium for representatives of the consecrated life to explore Marian charism today.

For more information click here.

Return to Top

The Mary Page web site is updated frequently. Please stop in again and see What's New.

Return to Archive


This page, maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, and created by Kris Sommers , was last modified Friday, 07/09/2010 11:54:06 EDT by Michael P. Duricy . Please send any comments to

URL for this page is