We recently received the following email from IMRI student, Teresa Monaghen. Please pray for her and her community.
Dear Friends and Family,
Our 18,000 square-foot barn/Activity Center, burned to the ground on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. It was our main place for camp and youth
activities and a part of our lives for the last twenty years! Unbelievable, seems like 9-11.
We are all safe and we will soon begin to plan what we need to do next. There seems to be no visible cause. Everything was in order,
but in the space of a few minutes our very large barn (where we held our camps and all our retreats for young people) went up in flames,
and because it was large and open, it burned very well ... to the maximum! We are still without water, but hopefully we can get that
Rebuilding will take a little time and insurance will help us. Your prayers are much appreciated. There is much hope; and we must be sowers of hope, especially in these difficult times for everyone!!
Jon Harvey, who has contributed several items to The Mary Page, recently emailed us the following information on 10/13/2010:
In the Season Ten (and final season) episode Three which aired on 10/8/2010 [The episode title is Supergirl], both
the principal villain and one of the good guys (Green Arrow) were seen praying in the same Catholic church near a painting of
the crucified Jesus with Mary next to him on his left. The painting is a familiar classic, but I can't place it offhand, and
smallville.wikia.com is of no help on this, and has no screenshots of the scene inside the church. (Indeed their episode summary
fails to mention that they are both in the very same church.)
The episode can be viewed on amazon.com for the price of about a dollar, and on a site that makes you take a promotional offer to
watch the episode.
The broad idea seems to be that the villain is a sanctimonious hypocrite whose self-righteousness is a mask for corruption, but
Oliver Queen's piety is sincere and honest. The episode contains material unsuitable for younger children.
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, November 3, Francesca Franchina speaks with Tim Bete, Communications Director for
St. Mary's Development Corporation in Dayton, OH,
about the launching of their Thanksgiving Project, a writing/video/pictorial competition focusing on being thankful for our dwelling
places and the opportunity to help people find suitable housing in times of need and waning health which includes Catholic Senior
Housing and Health Care Services, Residential Services and Independent Living Apartments. 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, November 2, Francesca Francesca Franchina speaks with Zaid E. Jazrawi of Chicago, joyful and joy-filled young Marian
pilgrimage leader and organizer about encountering Jesus and healing through the intercession of the Blessed Mother and how his life has
made a complete turn around in the last three years as he initiated
IHS312.org to bring the message of Catholicism, Jesus and the Blessed Mother to the
T5H Featured Recipes: Today Francesca shares her tasty, easy to make Italian Wedding Soup and Minestrone 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 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:
Father François Rossier, S.M., Thursday, November 4, 2:30 PM on Mary and Intercession I
Father François Rossier, S.M., Friday, November 5, 2:30 PM on Mary and Intercession II
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]
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.
A selection of crèches from our collection will be shown in a
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
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 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.
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:
Spring 2011, and
Mary's Golden Age
Conference Marks Seventieth Anniversary of Pius XII Encyclical
Source: Zenit (Rome) October 28, 2009
Pius XII today is often associated with the debate surrounding his assistance to Jews during World War II. But as his first encyclical
turned seventy this month, a conference was held to reflect on one of the truly momentous contributions of this Pope to history: his
Marian devotion and doctrine.
The Tuesday conference marked the anniversary of Summi Pontificatus, as well as considering other topics of Pius XII's
pontificate and magisterial teachings. The meeting, organized by the Pope Pacelli Committee and the journal Cultura & Libri,
took place in Rome's Basilica of St. Lawrence Outside the Walls.
Father Stefano De Fiores spoke on Pius XII and Mariology. Other themes included the encyclical Mediator Dei on sacred
liturgy, Pius XII and World War II, ecclesiology, and this Pope's bioethics. The full texts of the speakers' talks will be published in
a special issue of Cultura & Libri....
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.
Where Christmas Begins
Source: University of Dayton News (Dayton, Ohio) October 28, 2010
Nativities from Africa and the African-American tradition will be spotlighted in the Marian Library's annual Christmas exhibits on the
University of Dayton campus and around the area.
University libraries will welcome the season with a free open house for the premiere of At the Manger--World Nativity Traditions,
an exhibit of more than two hundred Nativity scenes, also called crèches, on display through Jan. 31....
The Rev. Johann Roten, S.M., Marian Library director of research and special projects, said the Nativity scene tradition is fairly new
in Africa, but is growing as the influence of the Catholic church grows in areas such as Burkina Faso, South Africa, and Zimbabwe....
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or 402-289-2670.
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