We have received a number of emails from readers commending our website, The Mary Page. Thank you all for your encouragement and
support. The following comment is a typical example:
Your site was very, very informative. I am glad that I found it.
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.
Are you still running?
I started running in 1970 and was still moving at a slow jog until a few years ago. I am not running because of a hip replacement;
however, I do try to run from my superiors.
Dr. Catherine O'Brien, who spoke on Mary in Film at MSA 2009, informs us that the BBC has made a version of The Nativity that
will be screened in the U.K. in four parts during Christmas week. There is a trailer on YouTube at
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.
On Wednesday, December 22, 2010, Francesca Franchina dialogues with Jack Davis about Mary and the Incarnation focusing on the nine days
(novena) of heavenly preparation of the Blessed Mother leading to the Birth of Jesus as dictated in the writings of Mary of Agreda in
Mystical City of God by the Blessed Mother. This is Part III of a series of four on the Incarnation and Birth of our Messiah,
Jesus Christ relating how God the Father took Mary to Heaven and showed her the seven days of Creation and days eight and nine when she
was given special graces to prepare and empowered her to be the Virgin Mother of the Messiah as prophesied in the Hebrew Scriptures.
[originally aired January 9, 2008]
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:
Father Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., Thursday, December 23, 2:30 PM on Mary and Christmas I
Michael P. Duricy, S.T.L., Friday, December 24, 2:30 PM on Mary and Christmas II
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. Having opened 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
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 will commence on February 7, 2011.
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 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.
Mexico Artisans Donate Nativity Scene to Vatican
Featured in Vatican Museum Exhibit
Source: Zenit (Vatican City) December 17, 2010
Artisans from Guanajuato, Mexico, were in Rome this week to present a hand-crafted nativity scene to Benedict XVI, and to view a special
exhibition in the Vatican Museums featuring Mexican artisanship.
On Wednesday, the Mexican artisans presented to Benedict XVI the life-size nativity scene featuring wax figures and a replica of the
facade of the church of the town of Dolores Hidalgo, which was placed in the courtyard of Paul VI Hall.
During the general audience, the Pontiff greeted in a particular manner "the
members of the Mexican Catholic community of Rome, as well as the craftsmen from
Guanajuato, who are accompanied by the governor of that state and the Archbishop
of Leon, whom I thank for the gift of the artistic crib."
Also on Wednesday, the Vatican Museums opened the exhibition titled "Mexican
Christmas in the Vatican, Presence of the State of Guanajuato."
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.
Source: Campus News Digest (University of Dayton) December 17, 2010
On Chaminade Day, Jan. 22, 2011, the Marianist family around the world will begin a year-long celebration of the 250th anniversary of
Blessed William Joseph Chaminade's birth.
To mark the occasion, the Marianist Family of the Dayton/Cincinnati area will gather to celebrate the Eucharist at the University of
Dayton's RecPlex. The Mass will observe the Third Sunday in Ordinary time.
For more information, call 937-229-2223, or click here to see the complete
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
Cette exposition sera présentée à l'Art Institute of Chicago du 26 Février au 29 Mai 2011. This exhibition includes an
painting of the Annunciation done by Jean Hey between 1490 and 1495 from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Martin Ryerson/The Art
Institute of Chicago.
For more information click
here. Our thanks to Dr. Nastia Korbon for
informing us of this exhibit.
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