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It is with great sadness that we inform you that Mrs. Rosemary Ross of Covington, KY, died on September 20, 2010.

Rosemary was the sister of Brother Joe Stander and the Aunt of Father Kip Stander.  At the suggestion of her brother, she made The Marian Library her 'favorite charity', and over the years made many generous contributions.  Since her brother's death, her contributions were "in memory of Bro. Joseph Stander."

In early September, we received a contribution from her, and then contributions began coming in her memory.  She had designated in her obituary that memorial donations were to be made to The Marian Library.

In your prayers, please remember this very generous lady and her family.

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New Employee

We are pleased to inform you that Ann E. Zlotnik is now the new Graphics Designer at The Marian Library/IMRI.  She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Dayton, and has seventeen years experience in the field of graphics design.  Ann enjoys reading and spending time with her family.  She and her husband are avid fans of U.D. basketball.  She currently resides in Springboro with her husband, son, and two daughters.  Ann is thrilled to be back at U.D.  Please welcome her to our staff.

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Mary in Books, Films and Music

Book Signing Set for Mary's Flowers

Vincenzina Krymow, Brother Joe Barrish and Sister Jean Frisk will be signing copies of Mary's Flowers: Gardens, Legends and Meditations from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, November 20, at St. Mark's Bookshop in Centerville, Ohio.  The second edition of the award-winning book was recently released by Tau Publishing.

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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, October 27, Francesca Franchina speaks with internationally known Redemptorist Priest, Father Tom Forrest, International Director of Evangelization 2000, Washington, DC, about his teachings, travels to over 104 countries and his writings on evangelization that have been translated into numerous languages. As a young priest, Father Tom served among the poor in the Caribbean for twenty three years before being elected to serve as director of the International Office for Catholic Charismatic Renewal in 1978. Father Tom is the featured speaker and will teach on "How to Evangelize: The Tool in Everyone's Hand" and "Go With Urgency" during the upcoming Missionaries For Christ Evangelization Conference hosted by Father Greg Bramlage and the Word of God Prayer Ministry on November 13, 2010 at East Central High School in St. Leon, IN from 8:45 AM-5:30 PM (EST). For more info click into or call (812) 623-8007.  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, October 26, Francesca Francesca Franchina speaks with Father Clifton E. Bishop of Bethlehem, PA, knowledgeable, joyful and joy-filled, popular retreat director and health educator, about encountering Jesus and healing in the Scriptures and healing witnessed in everyday life. Father Clifton, a priest in the Diocese of Allentown, PA, grew up on the Eastern Shore of Maryland as a Southern Baptist and converted to Catholicism in high school through a course on Catholicism in 1973. After college, Father Cliff became a Franciscan Friar and then became a priest in the Diocese of Allentown, PA and served as a diocesan parish priest. He now ministers as Chaplain at Holy Family Manor, a residential center for retired seniors which includes assisted living and skilled nursing care in Bethlehem, PA affiliated with Our Lady Help of Christians Parish and is an Adjunct Online Faculty Member at St. Francis University, Joliet, IL in the Health Care Administration Department. Father Cliff is currently enrolled in a certificate program at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia, PA. He has been a pastor of three merging Catholic churches, and taught High School Business Education. He received his M. Div. Degree from Mount St. Mary's in Emmitsburg, MD in 1998 and was ordained June 6,1998 at the Cathedral of St. Catherine of Siena, Allentown, PA.

T5H Featured Recipes: Today Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Sicilian Breaded Pork Chops and Potato Fingers Baked with Olive Oil, Garlic and Onion from her favorite family recipes hailing from Termini-Imerese, Sicilia.]

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:

Brother William Fackovec, S.M., Thursday, October 28, 2:30 PM on The Marian Library

Brother Erik Otiende, S.M., Friday, October 29, 2:30 PM on Why Pray the Rosary?

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

Chaminade Year--2011 (by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.)

The 250th anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade on April 8, 1761 is coming up soon.  Commemorations will include an exhibit at U.D. by Marianist artists in February 2011 as a tribute to Father Chaminade.

Brother Samaha also provided us with excerpts of the booklet used at Father Chaminade's Beatification ceremony on September 3, 2000. [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader to view]

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Current 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.

A selection of crèches from our collection will be shown in a special exhibition, At the Manger--World Nativity Traditions, during the 2010 Christmas season.  Opening on Thanksgiving weekend with a family-oriented open house from 1-5 pm on November 27, 2010, the displays will run through January 31, 2011.  Exhibits will be shown on the first and second floors of Roesch Library and the crèche room of The Marian Library.  Stop by often and enjoy these marvelous gifts.

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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 originated east of Milan, Italy in 1983, and is now heard in fifty-four countries.  The main USA station is in Alexandria, Louisiana with affiliate stations across the USA [including FM 88.7, WHJM,  in Anna, Ohio (north of Dayton) and AM 1600, WULM, in Springfield/Dayton, Ohio.  All USA Radio Maria stations regularly air live Marian talks from UD's Marian Library every Wednesday from 12:00-1:00 pm EST and on Thursday and Friday from 2:30-3:00 pm EST, as well as local programming originating from many other affiliated Radio Maria stations in the USA.

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 commenced 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.  See course offerings: Fall 2010, Spring 2011, and Summer 2011.

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Material on international stamps with images of Mary exists on The Mary Page.  The latest updates were: Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Cyprus.  Expect more countries to follow.

We have revised and expanded our material in German and Chinese.  These are works in progress, so expect more content soon.  Feel free to let us know what you think of these sections.

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Mary Statue in Spain Given Papal Honor
Diocese of Jaen Welcomes Golden Rose
Source: Zenit (Jaen, Spain) October 27, 2009

Benedict XVI has conferred a papal decoration on a devotion to Mary as she is revered in the Diocese of Jaen.  The Pope has given the Golden Rose to the Virgen de la Cabeza (literally, Virgin of the Head), the patron of the diocese.  This is the first Marian image in Spain to receive the now uncommon honor.

Last Wednesday at a press conference, Bishop Ramón del Hoyo of Jaen displayed the Golden Rose--a golden rosebush complete with leaves and flowers in a Renaissance silver vase decorated with the papal coat of arms.

The inscription in Latin says: "Benedict XVI. Golden Rose.  For the image of the Blessed Virgen de la Cabeza, Heavenly Patroness of the Diocese of Jaen.  Most gracious concession.  November 22, 2009."

The bishop of Jaen requested the Golden Rose from the Pope on the occasion of the Jubilee Year being observed in the diocese in honor of its patroness on the centenary of her coronation....

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.

Archbishop Leads Rosary at Anti-abortion Gathering
Source: Dayton Daily News (Kettering, Ohio) October 25, 2010

About two hundred people gathered Sunday afternoon to pray for an end to abortions, joining Catholic Archbishop, Dennis Schnurr, as he prayed the rosary in front of the Dayton Women's Health Center on Stroop Road.

The gathering is part of a national Forty Days for Life campaign, which ends Oct. 31, and includes fasting, vigils and outreach along with an emphasis on prayer, said Mary Britt, core committee member for the effort.

"We have to pray to end abortion. That's the only way it's going to happen," said Lois Depp, 64, of Centerville.  Afterward, Schnurr said he was pleased to see people come together in a prayerful and peaceful manner in the effort to end abortion....

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 October with Mary:

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 October.

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Marian Events

Marian Retreat

Title: In the Shadow of Our Lady

Date: November 5-7, 2010

Location: Saint Benedict Center in Schuyler, Nebraska

A weekend retreat directed by Monsignor Andrew J. Vaccari and Teresa Monaghen, A.O., will take place at St. Benedict Center, four miles north of Schuyler on Hwy. 15.  The retreat will begin on Friday, at 7:30 p.m. and end on Sunday after lunch.  The program fee is $60.  Costs for room and board are additional.  Please register early by calling Saint Benedict Center (402) 352-8819 or visiting

In the spirit of Mother Teresa of Calcutta and other saints, we will explore how to stay very close to our Lady. As Mother Teresa said, "If you do this, you can do great things for God and the good of people." A reference book that will be used on the retreat will be, Mother Teresa: In the Shadow of Our Lady by Joseph Langford, MC (Our Sunday Visitor).

For questions on the retreat or transportation call or write Teresa: or 402-289-2670.

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