Father Bertrand Buby, S.M., long-time IMRI Professor, was interviewed for the
Ask a Marianist feature in the
issue of the University of Dayton Magazine. [requires Adobe Acrobat
Reader to view, then scroll to page 5] Below is an excerpt.
Father Bert Buby, S.M. '55 professor emeritus of religious studies, is recording
a CD series on apocryphal Gospels this fall. It will be released by
Now You Know Media
in time for Christmas.
When there are significant differences between various English translations, do you encourage students and alumni to select the
wording that they like the most?
As a teacher, I show them what it says from the original language--the Greek, Hebrew--and then have them see which of the new
translations seems to capture what was in the original text. There's a commentary given in four English versions that's very
helpful for students--the Complete Parallel Bible. What they like would be the personal application. Scripture is
supposed to have an effect on you.
New Book with meditations and poems for the Christmas season
Lynne Ferguson recently published A Christmas Garland: A seasonal collection of readings, poetry, and meditations from the church
of Saint Francis de Sales, Hamption Hill and donated a copy to the holdings of The Marian Library. Included in this work is
The Stable, a poem available on The Mary Page, and reproduced with our
permission as acknowledged by her. Sales will aid the FOSTER (Fransalian Organization for Social Transformation, Education, and Renewal) project supported by her parish.
We are grateful for this gift and wish Lynne success with this charitable and devotional project.
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
WHJM (FM 88.7) in Anna, Ohio and WULM (AM 1600) in Springfield, Ohio.
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.
Francesca and Friends with Francesca Franchina, National OSIA Trustee,
is now being broadcast throughout the New York City Metropolitan Area at 11 pm
on Friday nights on WSNR 620 AM, as well as on other local Radio Maria USA
frequencies, and streaming on
radiomaria.us. This is the replay of the program originating on the
preceding Wednesday at Noon EST. Give a listen every Friday at 11 PM;
Mondays at 8:30 PM and LIVE on Wednesdays at Noon Eastern Time.
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
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
anywhere in the world. Send email to Francesca with questions, comments,
suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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:
Sister Jean Frisk, Thursday, December 9, 2:30 PM on Mary and Feasts of the Season
Golden Anniversary for our Senior Librarian (by Brother John M. Samaha,
Brother William Fackovec, S.M., senior librarian at The Marian Library, was recently honored for his fifty years of service.
Below is some information about Brother Bill.
When he came to The Marian Library in 1960, the collection stood at about fifteen thousand volumes.
Today, with over a hundred thousand volumes in more than fifty languages plus thousands of artifacts that span more than five hundred years, the library is a world-renowned
resource for religious scholars, thanks in good degree to Brother Fackovec and his half century of cataloging, researching, reading,
reviewing and collecting.
Not only has he helped build the library's collection, but he also has shared it with the community by offering lectures and
tours to classes and library visitors, and by putting together special exhibitions of unusual books and artifacts. In addition, he has
located and translated writings, and his book-buying trips to Europe and Mexico have yielded numerous rare items.
"It's a very interesting place to be," Brother Bill said. "I find it very
fascinating to see the way different cultures and different eras have spoken
about Our Lady."
Narrative Enchantment: Nativity Stories in Gold and Blue, works by book
illustrator Ruth Sanderson on the seventh floor of the University of Dayton's
Roesch Library. Saturday, Nov. 27, through Monday, Jan. 31. Open
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, and 1
to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Click here for
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 marvelous gifts. Selected nativity-related items may be purchased
on-line at our
Stable Store. Prints of the Madonna and Child--with matting-- are
available for sale at The Marian Library as well as some nicely decorated fifteen-inch artificial evergreen trees.
Dean Webb informed us that UD Advancement paid for the creation of a lovely
featuring the Marian Library's crèche collection and the singing of Nick
Cardilino (UD Campus Ministry). Mike Kurtz (from UD's video production group)
filmed and edited the video. Father Roten, Jean Frisk, Katy Kelly, and our
volunteer, Violette-Anne Onfroy-Curley, helped get everything ready.
Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media
highlights 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
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
Research Institute Course Schedule
IMRI courses for the Fall 2010 semester concluded on November 12, 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:
We have revised and expanded our material in
Chinese. These are works in progress, so expect more content soon.
Feel free to let us know what you think of these sections.
We have updated Marian Thoughts of Benedict XVI
through November 30, 2010 and also reactivated a feature from our Research and
Publications section which shows selected personal comments from our readers about the Virgin Mary. Click
here to see
comments received within the past month. From this page, feel free to submit your own personal thoughts on Mary.
Conference on Mary's Assumption in Rome This Month
Source: Pontificia Academia Mariana Internationalis (Rome) December 1, 2010
Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Papal Council on Culture and of the Council of Coordination between Papal Academies, has the
honor of inviting people to the fifteenth public conference of the papal academies contributing to Christian humanism on 12/16/2010. The topic of the conference is The Assumption of Mary: Sign of Consolation and Sure Hope.
The conference will take place in L'Aula Magna del Palazzo S. Pio X Via della Conciliazione 5 (Rome)
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.
Campus to Celebrate Chaminade's Legacy
Source: Campus Report (University of Dayton) December 3, 2010
A presidential task force is planning special liturgies, exhibits, lectures, and events throughout 2011 to celebrate the
two-hundred-fiftieth anniversary of the birth of Blessed William Joseph Chaminade....
In February the Marian Library Gallery will feature the artwork of Marianist artists. Other special events include spring and fall
lectures, reading groups, and a proposed symposium on the role of the laity. A large banner of Chaminade will drape a wall in Kennedy
Union, and plaza banners will offer tribute to the founder of the Marianists....
A website, udayton.edu/rector/chaminade250, will be launched later this month and updated periodically. For more information,
contact the rector's office at 937-229-4192.
You are invited to help us pray for our
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: Roesch Library Room 042, University of Dayton
Father Johann G. Roten, S.M., Director of Research and Special Projects at The
Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute, will lead a three-part
lecture series at the Roesch Library. All lectures begin at 7 p.m. and
will last thirty minutes with time following for a question-and-answer session.
Lectures are free. Seating is limited and on a first-come basis.
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