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Mary in Books, Films and Music

Multimedia show on Marian Art

Sarah Hall, who exhibited her work in the 2000 show, Names of Mary, in our Gallery, informed us about an on-line show of her new Magnificat window at Holy Name of Jesus church in Vancouver.

New Documentary on Mary

Judith Lungen informed us about a new documentary video on Mary expected out through Amazon soon, Mary, Mother of Christ by Gerry Malir.  For more information, click here.

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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 22, Francesca Franchina speaks with psychologist, Bro. Tom Farnsworth, SM, University of Dayton Wellness Clinic Counselor, about traumatic signs of the times leading to alcohol and drug addiction, how parents, family and friends unwittingly enable troublesome habits and behavior, positive ways and means of intervention and the mission and charism of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, Founder of the Marianists, regarding healing and positive educational procedures in all aspects of human endeavor.  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 21, Francesca Franchina speaks with Annie Esposito, Regional Manager of Lighthouse Catholic Media of Niagara Falls, New York about the founding mission, vision, and history of Lighthouse Catholic Media and how it can be used as a means of evangelization and apologetics in parishes, schools, and at home with media oriented to family and friends through the circulation of CDs for home, school and auto listening featuring noted Catholic speakers, teachers and evangelists.

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.  Click here for the new audio archive!

This week's program:

Michele Foley, Thursday, September 23, 2:30 PM on Discerning Apparitions I

Michele Foley, Friday, September 24, 2:30 PM on Discerning Apparitions II

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

Saint Bernard of Clairvaux (1090-1153) on Recourse to Mary in Prayer (by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.)

In danger, anguish, or doubt, think of Mary and call upon her.
Let the name of Mary never be far from your lips or heart.
And to obtain the fruit of her prayers, do not forget the example of her life.
Following Mary, you will never lose your way.
Praying to her, you will never sink into despair.
Contemplating Mary, you will never go wrong.
With Mary's support, you will never fall.
Beneath her protection, you will never fear.
Under her guidance, you will never grow weary.
And with her help, you will reach your heavenly goal.

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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 Fall 2010 semester will commence on October 11, 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.

We have also posted the homily delivered by Father Johann Roten at the funeral Mass for our long-time volunteer, Mildred Sutton.

We have 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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32,000 Rosary Decades Offered for Pope's UK Visit
Donor: British Catholics Are Devoted to the Pontiff
Source: Zenit (London) September 6 2010

Over 32,000 rosary decades and 11,500 Masses will be offered for Benedict XVI's Sept. 16-19 visit to the United Kingdom.

Aid to the Church in Need reported that its prayer and action campaign for the intention of the Pope's visit has seen an "enthusiastic" response.

Neville Kyrke-Smith, the national director of the aid agency's U.K. branch, said, "Whilst there has been much negativity in the secular media about the visit of Pope Benedict, it is a fantastic sign of faith that the friends of Aid to the Church in Need have renewed their commitment to pray for the Holy Father and the suffering Church."

He noted that the spirit of Cardinal John Henry Newman, who will be beatified during the Pontiff's visit, is "very much alive--the generosity of so many Catholics speaks 'heart to heart' to all those who suffer today."

"The commitment of prayer equates to over six months of continuous prayer," Kyrke-Smith affirmed....

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.

Lourdes Give Me Strength; Pilgrim Coleen Smiles Again
Source: The Mirror (London) Fall 2010

It's a miracle.  Coleen Rooney has a smile back on her face yesterday.  Her pilgrimage to Lourdes, following revelations about her husband Wayne's alleged fling with vice girls, seems to be performing wonders.

And it helps that Coleen is surrounded by Team McLoughlin at the French shrine.  She and baby Kai were joined by dad Tony, mum Colette, Auntie Jean and Wayne's Aunt Bridie.

To match the rest of the family, Coleen swapped her usual designer clothes for a personalized hooded jumper. A family source revealed that Catholic Coleen, twenty-four, is in Lourdes to pray for adopted sister Rosie, twelve, who is in a hospital following a stroke caused by the rare brain disorder, Rett syndrome.

Click here for complete article.

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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 Sisterís 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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