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 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 email@example.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);
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 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.
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
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.
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
Cards and calendars will be 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 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:
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
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
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
"The commitment of prayer equates to over six months of continuous prayer," Kyrke-Smith affirmed....
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.
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 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.
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