The book on Mary's flowers has been out of print for a while. However, it will be republished by
Tau Publishing, a Franciscan publishing company in Phoenix. We will keep you
informed about its availability. The book on Bible plants is available
Mary in Books, Films and Music
Marian Film Available
Dr. Catherine O'Brien, who spoke on Mary in Film at MSA 2009, and also recently gave a presentation at the Urban Mediations
conference of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies, informed us that Temenos, directed by Nina Danino in 1998,
is now available through
Tom Whittaker provided the following synopsis:
"In Temenos I wanted to clear a space. The landscape is empty yet something happens; a disquieting dimension manifests itself
in this becalmed landscape. Nature and ordinary things such as a tree or the sound of a bee acquire a heightened presence."--Nina Danino
Temenos means a sacred site or ritual precinct. The film Temenos explores the phenomenon of visionary experience,
taking the viewer to locations where the Virgin Mary is said to have appeared, including Lourdes, Fatima and Medjugorje in
Croat-occupied Bosnia where the visions continue. Nina Danino films the landscapes that have witnessed these transcendental appearances,
imbuing them with a sense of the sacred.
These locations are both specific and unknown since viewers are never told where they are. Instead they are taken on a journey, during
which they experience the raw exposure of emotion and the haunting voices that appear on the soundtrack.
The operatic soprano, Catherine Bott, the Tuvan diva, Sainkho Namchylak, and the New York experimental vocalist, Shelley Hirsch, all
deliver extraordinary performances. Across the landscape these voices weep bitterly, hum gently or give vent to unearthly sounds,
sounds of nature, the screams of dementia or angelic arias.
Both black-and-white and color film is used and the camera's circular panning movements give a feeling of other-worldly weightlessness. Nina Danino herself reads from the memoirs of visionaries.
Dr. O'Brien has prepared a text about Mary in Film,
The Celluloid Madonna:
From Scripture to Screen, which is slated for publication through Wallflower Press of London around Fall 2010. We will
keep you informed about the status of this book.
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 21, Francesca Franchina speaks with Father Luigi Gambero, SM, faculty member of the Marianum in Rome, and the pontifical International Marian Research Institute
(IMRI) at the University of Dayton's Marian Library about the Holy Spirit and the Mother of Jesus in early Church documents written by
the Fathers of the Church who were acquainted with the Apostles; Ecumenical Councils, Marian Dogmas, what divides and what unites;
and modern-day interest in Mary as found in the writings of the late Popes John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul II, and of the current Pope
Benedict XVI. 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 20, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina speaks with Paul Coudron about the Dayton Right to Life First Annual Bike Ride for
Life (all ages welcome) to be held Friday and Saturday July 31 and August 1, 2010, at the Life Enrichment Center located at 425 North
Findlay St., Dayton, OH 45404 from 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM providing family fun, food and entertainment to promote healthy lifestyles,
wholesome family life, education and most of all to save young lives. More Information at
daytonlife.org and 937-461-3625.
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 François Rossier, S.M., Thursday, July 22, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Apocrypha
Father François Rossier, S.M., Friday, July 23, 2:30 PM on the Feast of Saints Ann and Joachim
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:
Pope Calls for Person-Centered Health Care
Catholic Medical Professionals Gather in Lourdes
Source: Zenit (Lourdes, France), May 10, 2010
Benedict XVI is calling for a type of health care reform that brings medical professionals to lovingly focus on patients as persons in
all their integrity.
The Pope made this recommendation in a message to the World Federation of Catholic Medical Associations, which concluded its four-day
twenty-third World Congress on Sunday.
Some two thousand medical professionals from fifty countries took part in this congress-pilgrimage, held in Lourdes, France. It focused
on Our Faith as Doctors....
Our Lady's presence
The president of the federation, José María Simón Castellví, told ZENIT that this year's congress was particularly marked by the
spiritual elements linked to the shrine at Lourdes.
The scientific program was divided into four sessions dedicated to God the Creator, Jesus Christ the Redeemer, the Holy Spirit,
Sanctifier, and a last pro-life session, dedicated to the Virgin Mary.
During the congress, the Federation of Catholic Doctors conferred the Science and Faith Prize, normally given to a doctor, to the
chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Bishop Marcelo Sánchez Sorondo.
Simón Castellví explained that the prize was in recognition of "his tireless defense of science and faith" and
"this year it has been given to a bishop also because it is the Year of the
FIAMC is made up of some sixty national associations of Catholic doctors worldwide
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.
Festival of Marian Hymns
Source: Press Release from ML/IMRI (Dayton, Ohio) July, 2010
Come to a Festival of Marian Hymns, Wednesday, July 28, 7:30 PM., at the U.D. Chapel of the Immaculate Conception.
The Jubilee-Singers of Dayton, a group dedicated to praising God in song,
will sing new settings of the well-known Marian texts. There will be congregational singing of traditional
and contemporary Marian hymns, together with brief reflections on the role of the Virgin Mary in our lives.
Sponsored by the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute. All are welcome.
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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