Liturgical
Season
New
Resources
News from the
Marian Library
Marian
 Events
Prayer
Corner
Mary in the Catholic Press Mary in the
Secular Press
News
Archives
Home
 

8/17/10

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.

 

Mary in Books, Films and Music

New Publication on Mary

Gloria Dodd informed us about a recent book on Mary published through Yale University Press, Mother of God: A History of the Virgin Mary, by Miri Rubin.  Dr. Dodd's review was published in Logos: A Journal of Eastern Christian Studies volume 51, 1-2 (2010), pp. 189-192.

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.

On Wednesday, August 18, Francesca Franchina talks with Josh Englefield, Director of Youth Ministry at St. Luke the Evangelist Parish in Beavercreek, Ohio, and students who participated in the St. Luke Summer 2010 Parish Youth Initiatives.  All three activities offered the high school youth an experience with Christ that deepened their faith. Students relate their experiences on their mission trip to Harlan, Kentucky, where they re-habbed homes, their journey to the Franciscan University Youth Conference in Steubenville, Ohio, with two thousand students from all over the USA culminating in Cross Training which ran for a week at the parish designed to engage dialogue in the small group, to give witness talks, to conduct activities and games, and be topped off with an inter-generational brunch which they prepared and hosted for parish members along with table talk and a day-long canoe trip.  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 fran@866333mary.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, August 17, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina speaks with Phil Privitera and Ray Geany of Boston, MA, about the one-hundredth Annual Madonna Del Soccorso de Sciacca, Sicily Fisherman's Feast sponsored by the Sciacca Fishermen's Society held in North Boston (Little Italy) on August 15th, discussing the tradition, custom and faith of the people hailing from Sciacca, Sicily revolving around a Marian Apparition to Nicolo Bruno, an Augustinian Monk, who was suffering from a severe fever and broken neck in 1300.  The Blessed Mother appeared to him announcing that she was there to help the people of Sciacca and for him to get up and deliver the message.  He was instantly healed of his fever and broken neck and spent the rest of his days telling of this great message which they continue to this day with a four-day Italian Festa, outdoor celebration of Holy Mass, Procession through the streets of Boston's North End, and street after street of delicious Italian foods enjoyed by thousands of visitors each year.

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 program:

Father Godfred Boachie-Yiadom, Thursday, August 19, 2:30 PM on the Queenship of Mary

Sister M. Jean Frisk, Friday, August 20, 2:30 PM on Mary as Queen-Mother

Return to Top


From the Marian Treasure Chest

Update on Neubert Book (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)

Brother Samaha sent us the following information recently.

Father Peter Fehlner, the editor of Father Charlie Miller's English translation of Devotion a Marie by Father Emile Neubert, S.M., informed me that the Academy of the Immaculate will have the book in print and in circulation around mid-October.  The cost of this paperback edition will be very reasonable.

Return to Top


Current 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. Click here for virtual exhibit.

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.  CatholicWeb.com highlights 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.

Return to Top


International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule

IMRI courses for the Summer 2010 semester concluded on July 29, 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: Fall 2010.

Return to Top


We have posted the Call For Papers for the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Mariological Society of America.  We have also revised and expanded The Hail Mary in Various Languages and our material in Chinese.

Return to Top


Is the Time Ripe for a Fifth Marian Dogma?
Vatican Forum to Host Discussion on Feast of Annunciation
Source: Zenit (Washington, D.C.), March 1, 2010

Since the moment on Good Friday when Jesus, speaking from the cross as he was about to die, said to the Apostle John, "Behold your mother," the maternal role of Mary has been a central element of Christian faith and devotion.

The depictions of Mary's sorrow in works of art such as the Pieta by Michelangelo have suggested a profound emotional truth: When any believer is confronted with great sorrow or suffering, we can turn to Mary, our spiritual mother, for consolation, because she experienced such great suffering....

Over the centuries, the theological reflection of the Church has come to grant special and particular titles to Mary, to make clearer who she is and why she is worthy of our filial devotion.

Presently, the Church has proclaimed four dogmas regarding the Mother of Jesus: (1) her maternal role in the birth of Christ, the Son of God, making her truly Mother of God (Theotokos, Council of Ephesus, 431); (2) her Perpetual Virginity (First Lateran Council, 649); (3) her Immaculate Conception (Pius IX, ex cathedra proclamation, 1854); and (4) her Assumption into heaven. (Pius XII, ex cathedra proclamation, 1950)

For almost a century now, there has been a small but growing movement in the Church in favor of the proclamation of a fifth Marian dogma regarding the role of the Blessed Virgin as the Spiritual Mother of All Humanity.

On March 25, the Vatican Forum of Inside the Vatican magazine and St. Thomas More College, in a meeting room close to St. Peter's Square, will invite an international group of bishops and theologians to discuss whether now is the appropriate time for a fifth solemn definition or 'dogma' to be pronounced regarding the Virgin Mary....

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.

Pilgrims Evacuated After Bomb Threat at Lourdes
Source: Associated Press (Paris) August 15, 2010

Thousands of people, many disabled or ailing, were evacuated Sunday from the shrine at Lourdes in southern France after a bomb threat on the Catholic holy day of Assumption. The pilgrims returned after explosives experts scoured the area.

Some thirty thousand pilgrims were at the site, whose spring water is reputed to have healing powers, when Lourdes police received an anonymous threat late in the morning saying bombs would hit the site Sunday afternoon, said the shrine's chief spokesman, Pierre Adias....

Click here for the complete article.

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 August with Mary:

Marian Events

2010 Arizona Marian Conference

Title: Jesus, I Trust in You

Date: September 10-12, 2010

Location: Doubletree Paradise Valley Resort (Scottsdale, Arizona)

Thirteenth conference at the MIR center of Arizona

Click here for more information.

Return to Top


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

Return to Archive


Return to The Mary Page

This page, maintained by The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, Dayton, Ohio 45469-1390, and created by Kris Sommers , was last modified Friday, 08/20/2010 11:18:11 EDT by Michael P. Duricy . Please send any comments to jroten1@udayton.edu.