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:
I was very excited to know about UD's mission to create an online environment where alumni and others can find information about the
Blessed Mother. Thank you very much.
Dr. Virginia M. Kimball, IMRI graduate and President of the USA Chapter of the Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary, will
speak at the society's congress on The Mission and Place of the Blessed Virgin Mary to be held in the U.K. from July 19-22, 2010. The title of her talk is The Bible at the core of Marian ecumenical dialogue: What kind of exegesis has been helpful?. For more information on the ESBVM and for details about this conference click here.
Origins of the Marianist Family: Notes on Marianist History by Father Eduardo Benlloch, S.M.
Translated from Spanish into English by Brother Robert Wood, S.M.
available from NACMS, 2010, 362 pages, paperbound, $19.95
This book is the fruit of the author's many years teaching Marianist history to the novices of Spain. It is a treasure trove of
interesting biographical and historical information about the beginnings of our three Founders, the Bordeaux Sodality, the SM, the FMI,
and what has grown into our entire Marianist Family.
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, July 7, Francesca Franchina talks with Michele Foley, MA Theology, post-graduate student of Mariology at the
University of Dayton's Pontifical Marian Research Institute at The Marian Library regarding Our Lady of Atonement, the Sacrament of
Reconciliation, Penance and the Precious Blood of Jesus. CALL IN TOLL FREE. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show);
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 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.
On Tuesday, July 6, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina talks about Mary and Ecumenism,
the Vatican II Ecumenical Council, the writings on
Ecumenism by Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II. Francesca shares her delicious light recipe for Pasta with Asparagus and
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:
Sister M. Danielle Peters, Thursday, July 8, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Church
Prayer for the Canonization of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Brother John Samaha tells us that the provincial office in Saint Louis has a
limited supply of Stefanelli's biography pamphlets, Chaminade, Pragmatist with a Vision as well as leaflets with info on
Chaminade and the text of the prayer below available for free upon request. He adds: "It would be wonderful to have the
miracle now being studied approved during the Chaminade Year."
O Lord, You are constantly at work in your Church and, through individuals and communities, You manifest your Spirit for the good of
your people. In a special way You bestowed your Spirit on your servant, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade so that he might live fully
according to the Gospel and with love devote himself to your saving work. You have inspired communities of men and women to follow his
example by consecrating themselves to You to serve the Church under the leadership of Mary. We now pray to You to give us visible signs
of your grace and holiness in his life by granting us special favors we ask through his intercession. May the Father, the Son, and the
Holy Spirit be glorified in all places through the Immaculate Virgin Mary. Amen
For other information please write to the General Postulator by post at Via Latina 22, 00179 Rome, Italy or by email at
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. Click here for
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:
Asian Conference Laments Exploitation of Women
Promotes Mary as Inspiration and Guide
Source: Zenit (Hong Kong), June 17, 2010
The East Asia Bishops' Institute on Lay Apostolate is highlighting the need for more help for victims of sexual harassment and human
trafficking, as well as more awareness of how society exploits the woman's sexuality.
The recommendations come at the end of the institute's May conference on Mary, co-organized by the Office of Laity and Family of
the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences and Taiwan's Episcopal conference.
The conference, which took place in the Diocese of Hsinchu, Taiwan, had as its theme Mary, Truly
a Woman of Our Times.
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.
Eastman Professor Discovers Untold History of the Ave Maria in Music
Source: Press Release (University of Rochester) June 24, 2010
The Ave Maria (or 'Hail Mary') remains one of the most widely repeated prayers among the world's Christian population,
especially Catholics. It has been said by the faithful both in private and in public for centuries. Many know that the prayer contains
two parts. The first part derives from the Gospel of Luke; the second part (beginning Sancta Maria... [or
'Holy Mary'...]) is
simply an attached petition, not based on Scripture. The second part of the prayer is thought to have emerged and been transmitted orally
in the fifteenth century in various forms, later solidified with the issue of the Roman breviary in 1568.
Michael Alan Anderson, Assistant Professor of Music at the Eastman School of Music (University of Rochester), has discovered that the
origins of second half of the prayer - the sinner's direct plea to Mary - dates considerably earlier than commonly thought by historians.
According to Anderson, who specializes in medieval and Renaissance music history, musical composers were experimenting with petitionary
supplements to the Ave Maria as early as the late thirteenth century, at least 150 years before historians have recognized such
additions to this central prayer....
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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