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Marian Web Conference

Father Javier Alson, who has contributed greatly to our Spanish language section, sent us the following information.

People who want to see the conference of the Jornadas Marianas de Barquisimeto [Venezuelan Marian Liturgical Festival] should go to the following address on September 18, 2010,

This channel will be available at all hours. Everything that occurs will be available even after hours, so that people can visit the following completion of sessions or between meals.

Several people besides myself will echo the conference by the various social networks (e.g. Facebook, Twitter).

Las personas que quieran ver las Jornadas Marianas y el Festival Litúrgico Mariano, 
deben entrar a esta dirección a partir de 18 de septiembre 2010:

Ese canal estará disponible de ser posible durante todas las jornadas, de todas maneras,
todo lo que se transmita estará disponible inclusive fuera de horario de las jornadas,
de forma que las personas las puedan visitar luego de finalizadas o entre horas.

Ya tengo varias personas ademas de mi, que van a hacer eco de las jornadas por las
diversas redes sociales (facebook, Twitter).

Translations of Classic Marianist Books

Brother John Samaha sent us the following information.

Academy of the Immaculate, publishing house of the Franciscans of the Immaculate, now has on the press Father Charles Miller's new English translation of Father Emil Neubert's little classic, Devotion to Mary.  This attractive paperback edition will be ready for sale and circulation before the end of October.

The editors of Academy of the Immaculate have begun to prepare for publication in late 2011 the English translation by Father Joseph Stefanelli of Father Neubert's book on Mary's Apostolic Mission.

Father Thomas Stanley's English translation of Mary and the Priestly Ministry has gone through a first printing, and a second printing is being considered.

Please pray that those who have made these publications possible will be blessed and that these books will redound to the honor of Mary as envisioned by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.

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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, September 15, Francesca Franchina speaks with Father John Fletcher, C.C., and Michael Duricy about the feast of Our Lady of Sorrows, the Sorrowful Mother, other Marian feasts, Mary in Ecumenism, and Mariology in the lives of Saint Louis De Montfort, Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, and others.  Call in toll free to participate, ask questions, share your favorite Marian story, feast or commemoration from your heritage.  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  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 from anywhere in the world. Send email to Francesca with questions, comments, suggestions at 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, September 14, Francesca Franchina speaks with Dave Dravecky, former Major League Southpaw Baseball Pitcher, about losing his pitching arm and shoulder to cancer and how God entered fully into the his life, bringing Dave and his wife, Jan, out of despair and desolation through a Christian counselor.  In deep depression after their lives were uprooted by this life-shattering event, learn how their life challenge changed into triumph through ministry to those in depression and life-altering situations.  Hear and meet Dave on Saturday, September 18, 2010 in Dayton. Get free tickets and learn more about this event to be inspired and motivated at Viva La Vita hosted by Dayton Right to Life.  Call 937-461-3625 for tickets or see

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  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. Jean Frisk, Thursday, September 16, 2:30 PM on Mary's Seven Sorrows I

Sister M. Jean Frisk, Friday, September 17, 2:30 PM on Mary's Seven Sorrows II

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

Auspice Vergine Deipara [Under the Auspices of the Virgin Mother of God] (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)

The Marianist Family is generally familiar with the Latin expression Maria duce, meaning under Mary's guidance.  This was commonly used by Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and those around him.  Auspice Virgine Deipara, under the auspices of the Virgin Mother of God, is another Latin expression used by Chaminade and his disciples.  Consider using these watchwords or slogans appropriately in our written messages.  They are helpful reminders of the intense Marian spirit of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade and his first followers.

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New Exhibit!

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 937-229-4214.  Click here for for the virtual exhibit.  Cards and calendars will be available for purchase at The Marian Library.

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Web Collaborators

Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners. highlights items from The Mary Page in their section on Catholic News. 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.

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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.

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We have posted the Call For Papers for the 2011 Annual Meeting of the Mariological Society of America as well as a new section on Marian Shrines in China.

We have expanded our selection of Polish Poems.  We have also revised and expanded our material in German.  This is a work in progress, so expect more content soon.  Feel free to let us know what you think of this section.

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Mary Is Mother of the Civilization of Love
Knights of Columbus Honor Our Lady of Guadalupe
Source: Zenit (Mexico City), September 9, 2010

The head of the Knights of Columbus is encouraging the faithful to turn to Mary as Mother of the civilization of love that we as Christians are working to build.  This was one of the points addressed by Supreme Knight, Carl Anderson, on Wednesday in an event honoring Our Lady of Guadalupe.

The knights encouraged the faithful to gather worldwide to pray the "Rosary of Guadalupan Love" for an initiative they called the "Universal Day of Our Lady of Guadalupe."  The prayers centered in Mexico City, where this particular Rosary of Guadalupan Love was prayed in the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe.  It was also held as part of the celebrations surrounding the 200th anniversary of Mexico's independence, which was declared Sept. 16, 1810.  The event honored Mary as the "Shield and the Patroness of Our Liberty" and as the "Mother of the Civilization of Love."

A communiqué from the knights noted that the particular rosary prayers were designed to "connect the messages Our Lady of Guadalupe gave to Saint Juan Diego with the seven sacraments of the Church and the Church as the sacrament of salvation."  In Mexico City, Javier Najera read the address written by Anderson, who was himself unable to be in attendance....

Click here for the complete article.

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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.

The Marian Library-IMRI
Source: Libraries Guide (University of Dayton) Fall 2010

The Marian Library is considered one of the world's largest collection of materials related to the Blessed Virgin Mary.  The collection includes commentaries from early, medieval, and contemporary authors on the Marian texts in the Bible; homilies, sermons, books on the art, architecture, and iconography of Marian churches and shrines; and studies of the many ways that Marian symbols are part of the world's cultures.  The library also has collections of statues, medals, stamps, postcards, videos, and CDs of Marian music.  All are welcome to the library, especially to its ongoing exhibits of contemporary Marian art and the Crèche Room with its continuous display of Christmas nativity sets from all over the world.  The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI), founded 1975, is an academic pontifical program empowered to grant theological degrees with specialization in Marian Studies.  IMRI enables students to prepare for the licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) and the doctorate of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.) with specialization in Mariology or, in partnership with UD's Department of Religious Studies, to obtain a master's degree in religious studies with a specialization in Mariology.

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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!

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Liturgical Season

Marian Commemoration Days

To celebrate the month of September with Mary:

Marian Events

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.

1 pm [SHARP]   Tour of the Basilica of the Assumption, 409 Cathedral Street, Baltimore, MD [Right next door]

[Tour and day's events will be concluded at 2 pm.]

Click here for more information.

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