IMRI graduate, Father Frank Leo, sent us the following update on his recent activities.
I am the Secretary of the Apostolic Nunciature (Embassy of the Holy See) in Canberra, Australia. I've been here since October 2008. Give my best to the Staff and hope to see you soon. God bless.
Mary in Books, Films and Music
New Book About Marianist History
Faustino Perez-Manglano Magro Diario y otros escritos
Madrid, PPC, 2010
313 pp., mas illustraciones
Edited by Enrique Torres Rojas, S.M.
Preface by Most Rev. Carlos Osoro, Archbishop of Valencia
This book contains all the extant writings of Faustino: his diary, his recollections, his notes and letters. The editor provides a
brief description or introduction for each document. In addition to a brief biographical sketch, three appendices offer a graphological
analysis, a select bibliography, and a family tree.
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.
On Wednesday, July 14, Francesca Franchina speaks with Damian Stayne, founder of Cor et Lumen Christi Community, based in
London, England, about the power of God's Word operating through his ministry of preaching, physical healing, deliverance, prophecy
and evangelization which has taken him to all five continents, leading training schools in various aspects of the Christian life and
his upcoming conference, Word Power,
a two-day event empowering Christians to step into their prophetic anointing by
experiencing and ministering the prophetic living Word of God in the Power of the Holy Spirit--hosted by Father Gregory Bramlage and
by the Word of God Prayer Ministry at St. Leon,
Indiana on August 7-8, 2010. A graduate of Surrey University in England, Damian led the 2009
Catholic Charismatic Conference Charisms in the Life and Mission of the Church, at
Franciscan University in Steubenville, Ohio.
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 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 13, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina continues her discussion of the Vatican II document, Lumen Gentium,
the Blessed Mother in Ecumenism, the ecumenical writings of Pope John Paul II, and what has been accomplished since Vatican II in
dialogue between Anglicans and other denominations. Francesca shares her favorite recipes for Risotto Ala Terminese,
a Sicilian stuffed-rice entree that is easily transported to a picnic, reunion or just enjoyed at a family gathering. Easy and Delicious. Truly a Franchina Family Favorite!
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 Celia Chua, M.I.C., Thursday, July 15, 2:30 PM on Mary and Inter-religious Dialogue
Father Johann G. Roten, S.M., Friday, July 16, 2:30 PM on the Meaning of the Scapular
The picture at left is Our Lady of the Pillar at the entrance of the Marianist Center, Cupertino, CA [Carrara marble from Italy].
Donated about sixty years ago by the parents of the late Brother Vincent Steele.
The picture at right is an oil-painted portrait of Father Chaminade by Brother Nicholas Waldeck, S.M. (1895-1979). Brother Nick did
many portraits of Father Chaminade and many scenes from his life.
Brother Jim Leahy, S.M. took these pictures. He may be reached by email at email@example.com.
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:
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.
'Behold Your Mother', Mary
Source: University of Dayton Magazine (Dayton, Ohio) Summer, 2010
Why is a Jewish woman who lived two millennia ago portrayed in so many ways by so many people?
Mary, the mother of Jesus, sometimes appears Mediterranean; sometimes, northern European; sometimes, African; sometimes,
Asian. Her skin takes on all the hues of humanity. Her dress varies, too. Our Lady of Guadalupe is dressed as an Aztec princess; Our
Lady of La Salette is dressed in French clothes.
This phenomenon about the only person who was with Jesus both at his birth and at his death makes sense to Father François Rossier,
S.M., who on Jan. 25, 2010 was installed as executive director of the University of Dayton's Marian Library/International Marian Research
Institute, succeeding Father Johann G. Roten, S.M., who headed the institute for more than twenty years.
The explanation lies in Mary's relationship to Jesus and to us. In the mentality of the ancient Mediterranean world, according to Rossier, a newborn child was not recognized as a full human being. That came only with time, with education; in Latin, the word for
education is humanitas. "Education," Rossier says, "is what made a newborn child a human being."
Click here to see the complete
issue in pdf [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader].
article includes several parts and many images and may be found on pages
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
IMRI student, Teresa Monaghen, MA, STB, National Moderator of the Apostolic Oblates and
Pro Sanctity from Omaha, Nebraska will lead a
course that will explore Mary as mother and teacher of the spiritual life e.g., Mary and the Holy Spirit, Mary's virtues, Mary
as first disciple of the Lord, as Servant of the Lord, and as Model of the Church. This course likewise studies the various expressions
of Mary's place in the universal call to holiness, e.g. the Marian thread
in the lives of the Saints with a special emphasis on the new Saints and Blesseds of Pope John Paul II.
CSP 715: Marian Spirituality (1 or 2) Ms.Teresa Monaghen July 19 - 24; Mon - Sat. for 1 credit. July 26 - 31; Mon -
Sat. for 1 credit. Take separately for one credit or together for 2 credits.
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