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.
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
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, 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
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.
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 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:
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....
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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....
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