The award-winning book was first released in 1999 in hard cover, and 2002 in
soft cover. It received a first-place award for Design and Production and a
third-place award for Spirituality: Hard Cover from the Catholic Press Association in 2000.
Mary's Flowers has been called a treasury of botanical history and
lore. Thirty Mary-named flowers and their legends, as well as meditations
for each flower, tell of significant moments in the life of Mary and her son,
Illustrations based on medieval woodcuts bring each bloom to colorful life.
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, February 9, 2011, Francesca Franchina talks with Mark Danis, OCDS, and Frances Harry, OCDS, about their new Radio Maria
program, Carmelite Conversations which will debut on Monday February 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM on Radio Maria.
Carmelite Conversations will focus on the teachings of Carmelite Spirituality and their application to busy lives, combining
contemplative prayer with service to the Church while helping listeners to progress in holiness. Various prayer modes, Carmelite Saints
and the Role of the Blessed Mother will be the focus of the new program.
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.
On Tuesday, February 8, Francesca talks with Father John Fletcher, CC, and the Joyful Lambs of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary,
Elvie Richmond, Cora Foust, Sylvia McBain, Dorothy McPhillips, and Marika Zimmerman, focusing on
"What in the world is going on?"
and the importance of Catholic ethnic-based family traditions coupled with Marian Consecration and the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart
of Jesus relative to Pius XII's encyclical, Haurietis Aquas ["You shall draw waters with joy out of the Savior's fountain."
(Isaias 12:3)]. Francesca will stir up Filipino food this week, garnering the recipe for Pancip,
a traditional Filipino
favorite dish of rice noodles, minced mixed veggies flavored with pork, chicken or shrimp, from Elvie and Cora, her good-cooking hosts. Filipino food is delicious, and this dish is easy, fast and filling. Try it, you'll love it!
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 Bertrand Buby, Francois Rossier, Johann Roten, and Thomas Thompson of the Society of Mary (Marianists),
and other IMRI faculty; Michael Duricy, Jean Frisk, Danielle Peters, and others 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 tentative
schedule of future programs planned to date.
Click here for the new audio archive!
This week's program:
Father Johann G. Roten, S.M. Thursday, February 10, 2:30 PM on Apparition Developments
The Marian Library Gallery is featuring the work of Henry Setter '51, a prolific illustrator, sculptor and art educator who died in 2009. The exhibit runs
Friday, April 15, on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturday and
Sunday by appointment. Call 229-4214. Click here for
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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 Spring 2011 semester commenced 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:
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comments received within the past month. From this page, feel free to submit your own personal thoughts on Mary.
Please email your comments to Johann.Roten@udayton.edu to receive a personal reply or try finding
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Nazareth: Patrimony of Humanity?
Mary as Model for Islam, Christianity
Source: Zenit (Nazareth) December 6, 2010
An international colloquium dedicated to Nazareth could be the first step toward officially declaring the city as patrimony of humanity,
says the mayor of that locale.
Ramiz Jaraisy, that city's mayor, said this after the Nov. 21-24 colloquium on
Nazareth: Archeology, History, and Cultural Patrimony, reported the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.
The initiative was organized by the Mary of Nazareth Association, the International Mary of Nazareth Center and the Nazareth Cultural
and Tourism Association, with the support of the Israeli Commission for UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural
Organization), the French Cultural Center of Nazareth and the Italian Cultural Center of Haifa.
Among the authorities attending this research session were the ambassador of France to Israel, Christophe Bigot, and the patriarchal
vicar for Israel, Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo....
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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.
Song of Songs Exhibit Opens at Roesch
Source: Flyer News (University of Dayton) February 2, 2011
From Tuesday Feb. 1, through Friday, April 15, The Marian Library on the seventh floor of Roesch Library will feature a former UD
professor's more than seventy black-and-white ink drawings and sculptures depicting a symbol of human love.
Song of Songs: A Henry Setter Retrospective, a free exhibit open to the public, displays art contemporarily envisioning the
Old Testament's epic love story, the Song of Songs.
In the Bible, the Song of Songs, portrays a lover going to seek his beloved, according to Sister Jean Frisk of The Marian
"Coming to see the drawings helps one to see how a person visualizes the spoken word of God," Frisk said.
"When people come to the
exhibit, they will see a person's great love for art and for the Scriptures."
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Title: A Chaminade Tribute: An Exhibit of Marianist Artists in the Dayton Area
Date: February 1-28, 2011
Location: Roesch Library (University of Dayton)
Marianists honor the Founder on the 250th anniversary of his birth. While
their main thrust has always been finding ways to educate youth,
followers of Chaminade have been encouraged to see art, and especially the visual arts, as a valid way to fulfill this mission.
They have used the visual arts in educational outreach and have been invited to develop personal talents in
various areas of the arts as well.
This present exhibit presents some of these talents.
N.B. Many of these works are for sale. The Dean's office has information for those who would wish to make a
purchase. When the Dean's office is not open (i.e. RL 204), information
will be available through Access Services.
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