It is with great sadness that we inform you that Mrs. Mildred Sutton, a longtime friend of The Marian Library and IMRI, passed away on
August 27, 2010. She volunteered her services to the Marian Library for the last fifty years. The Marian Library was closed
until noon on Monday, August 30, 2010, to honor her memory and to allow members of the staff to attend her funeral.
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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 one example:
Thanks again for all your work with this project!
IMRI student, Christ Padgett sent us the following update on his recent projects.
First, some wonderful news: after almost a decade of having people go to the wrong website, trying to find me, Chris Padgett
(the one who owned the .com website) decided to sell me the .com site. I am so relieved. I have had a lot of kids over the years try
to get in touch with me, only to send their notes to the wrong email. Thanks to my webmaster, Carson Weber, for working all of the
kinks out of the system. You can now get me at
chrispadgett.com or even email me at
Second, I have pretty much finished my doctoral classes at IMRI. Finishing up a few papers and beginning my dissertation will be a bit
difficult, but the light is at the end of the tunnel. With eight kids, traveling around the world, writing music and books, and the
thousand of other unexpected realities of family life I consider this a major achievement. Hoping to have my ecclesial degree in hand
Third, I began teaching a course at Franciscan University on Christian marriage. What a joy! I truly love teaching and find this class
to be so necessary. It's wonderful to be back on campus.
Fourth, I finished up the final edits of A Spirituality One Can Live With. This should be slated for release with Servant
publications the beginning of 2011. I am very excited for you to read it. I will be finishing up the final edits on the Mary book which
is slated for release the end of 2011 with Servant. Keep this in prayer if you would.
Fifth, my travel picks up this fall, thanks be to God. If you have any friends in ministry and can pass my name along to them, I would
greatly appreciate it.
Paulus in Brazil recently published a booklet about the mysteries of the rosary
in Portuguese, Mistérios de Terço.
Sidney Matias provided the illustrations.
The Marian Library has a copy in our holdings.
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, September 1, Radio Maria will rebroadcast the program from
August 18, 2010. 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
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 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 31, at 5:00 PM, Francesca Franchina continues her discussion from last week on Fatima and reparation.
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:
Sister M. Danielle Peters, Thursday, September 2, 2:30 PM on Mary as Educator I
Sister M. Danielle Peters, Friday, September 3, 2:30 PM on Mary as Educator II
The Year of Chaminade at Saint Mary's University (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Brother Samaha sent us the following information recently.
The information below contains some of the plans for celebrating the Chaminade
Year at our Saint Mary's University in San Antonio, Texas.
These are good initiatives. I hope that all other schools and parishes will also develop appropriate activities.
For this we pray.
Dear Colleagues and Friends:
Through a series of prayer experiences, social events, and focused discussion among administration, faculty, and staff, we hope to
continue integrating Chaminade's ideal into university life.
We have invited several members of the faculty and staff to help us explore various aspects of the Marianist/Catholic dimension of the
StMU as expression of Marianist Mission--Dr. Cotrell
Faith and Reason--Dean Erevelles
Integration and Education--Dr. Martinez
Chaminades' Ideal in Education--Rev. Wosman
Education to change the world--Dr. Vega
Education as a means to justice and peace--Dr. Neiheisel
Chaminade's Birth and our life as educators--Rev. Leies
We will celebrate our life together and invite the community to socials:
September 2 to celebrate the beginning of the year
January 20 to enjoy the fruits of our Marianist Heritage
March 8 (Fat Tuesday) to gather to celebrate each other
April 7 will be our celebration of Father Chaminade's birth. [NB--His birthdate is April 8 but that's Oyster Bake.]
Our campus-wide Eucharists will integrate things Marianist into our prayer life. As well, we'll mark with prayer various feasts
important to the Marianist tradition.
The VPMI's Catholic Intellectual Traditions will highlight themes concerning the Marianist tradition in education.
things Marianist will sponsor some discussions covering several topics of interest to the community.
Details of all these events will be published as they approach. We hope you can get involved as your schedules permit.
The Marian Library will feature artwork by MB Hopkins, a Dayton-based artist.
Seething and Soothing: The Madonna Between Hope and Havoc will be on display September 7 through November 12 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
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:
Shrine of Mentorella Marks 1,500th Anniversary
Pope Sends Cardinal Re as His Envoy
Source: Zenit (Rome), August 22, 2010
Benedict XVI named Cardinal Giovanni Battista Re, retired prefect of the Congregation for Bishops, as his special envoy to the August 29
celebration of the 1,500th anniversary of the Marian shrine at Mentorella.
The Shrine of Holy Mary of the Graces, which is situated about thirty miles from Rome, is on what is believed to be the site of the
conversion of St. Eustachius (also known as Eustace). Prior to becoming a Christian, Eustachius was a centurion in the Roman army under
the Emperor Trajan and had the name Placidus....
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.
Renew and Rebuild the City with Our Lady!
Source: holymotherchurch.org August 29, 2010
As New Orleans celebrates the five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina this weekend, the city has enjoyed a renewal and rebuilding of
many buildings, homes and lives. It is reported that 80% of the city's population has been replaced. With a city filled with such a
dichotomy of beliefs, there is a strong Catholic presence but also a strong occult presence with voodoo shops and tarot cards lining
Jackson Square directly across the street from St. Louis Cathedral. There
is also a 'decadence' presence with the Southern Decadence
Parade, informally known as 'Gay Mardi Gras', which is about to take place traditionally the following week and continuing into Labor
Day. This parade has gone on for fourteen years bringing in gay and lesbian crowds which match or exceed Mardi Gras crowds. The city is also awaiting President Obama's visit to Xavier University, a Catholic university on Sunday; but Bishop Aymond of New Orleans
will not be in attendance as he was never consulted by the university about the presidential visit.
There still is a spirit of renewal and rebuilding for the city and the entire
state of Louisiana after all the turmoil of the past
several years with, not only the recent hurricanes, but the oil spill in the gulf as well.
Part of that renewal and rebuilding was done this Saturday [8/28] which made history,
and that was the "enthronement of a relic, image of Our Lady of Guadalupe!" It is an
exact image of Our Lady of Guadalupe that was touched to the true image of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City of which there are only
a couple dozen like it in the world....
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
Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary - USA
Title: ESBVM-USA Fall 2010 Meeting
Date: October 2, 2010
Location: My Sister's Place Women's Center Baltimore, Maryland
9 am Registration, coffee and tea
9:15 am Rev. Joshua D. Genig, St. John Lutheran Church, Wheaton, Illinois Virgin Mary in the Lutheran Tradition
10:15 am Report, ESBVM Seventeenth International Congress, Garstang, Lancashire, UK and other news.
10:30 am She knew trouble: loneliness, hatred, fear and sorrow; and Mary was her name.
Dedicated to the mothers at "My Sister's Place Women's Center"
Dr. Virginia Kimball, ESBVM-USA President
11:30 am Break for lunch, to be shared at My Sister’s Place
Those wishing lunch will be given a lunch card for $10.00 donation (for My Sister's Place).
Lunchtime shared with women at the center. Lunch also available at area restaurants.
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