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 is a typical example.
Thank you for the article.
The International Marian Research Institute (IMRI), located at the University of Dayton seeks a full time Lecturer and Researcher.
This position is non-tenure track for twelve months with an anticipated start date of July 25 and is renewable annually.
This person will teach an average of five IMRI courses a year such as Introduction to Mariology,
Mary and Theological Anthropology, Marian Spirituality, and Mary in the Modern Period. Responsibilities
also include conducting research in projects (annual bibliography, contributions to The Mary Page and other
publications); directing students' theses and dissertations; editing IMRI-based journals. The person in this position also helps
to acquaint students with library procedures; advises students on research projects; and
handles reference questions related to theology.
The successful applicant must possess a terminal degree in theology with
preference given to S.T.D. with a specialization in Mariology. The ability
to interact with students from diverse international backgrounds is required.
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the Catholic tradition of the University is
essential. The requirement to be able to read several principal languages of theological literature is
central to the position with preference of the languages such as French, German, Italian, Portuguese, or Spanish. Teaching experience at
the graduate level, ability to edit scholarly publications, familiarity with the bibliographical databases, theological reference works,
and scholarly publications in theology and Mariology is preferred.
The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks
outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and
artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.
To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative
action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. We act affirmatively to recruit and hire women, traditionally under-represented
minority groups, persons with disabilities and veterans.
Terminal degree in theology
Teaching experience at the graduate level
Ability to interact with students from diverse international backgrounds
Knowledge of and sensitivity to the Catholic tradition of the University
Ability to read several principal languages of theological literature
S.T.D. with a specialization in Mariology
Familiarity with the bibliographical databases, theological reference works, and scholarly publications in theology and Mariology
Father Francois Rossier, Father Tom Thompson, Sister Jean Frisk, Sister Danielle Peters, and Cecilia Mushenheim have returned to The
Marian Library after attending this year's annual meeting of the Mariological Society of America (MSA). Click here to view a
slide show with pictures of the conference.
Sister Celia Chua has been visiting China. She expects to visit Dayton and teach an IMRI course in July. She sent the
following article from Agenzia Fides with interesting Marian news out of
Beijing for this month of May.
Maria, example of evangelization: the first Cultural Week dedicated to the Madonna was celebrated.
To celebrate the Year of Evangelization of the Laity, and also the Marian month, and to urge the faithful to imitate the spirit of Mary
following her footsteps as an example of evangelization: these are the objectives of the first Cultural Week dedicated to Our Lady,
which was organized from the parish of Xi Tang in collaboration with the diocese of Beijing, from May 8-15, 2011.
According to information from the diocese, and gathered by Fides, after two months of preparation, the parish celebrated the
Cultural Week with an art exhibition, a cultural seminar and a concert, all dedicated to Our Lady. Above all, the seminar saw the
vast participation of the faithful and even of non-Christians, who closely followed the presentation of three themes:
the "meaning of Mary's presence in daily life"; "Chinese Catholic art of painting from the Catholic University of
Fu Ren"; and "Chinese art and the inculturation of the Church." A Marian concert concluded the first
Cultural Week dedicated to Our Lady.
The parish of Xi Tang, dedicated to Our Lady of the Miraculous Medal, was founded in 1723 by Lazarist Italian missionaries,
it is the last church built of the four main churches in Beijing. Since the parish was reopened in 1994, the priests have always given
importance to the spiritual and structural reconstruction of the community, starting courses in catechism, Bible reading, the choir,
the group of altar boys, promoting pastoral and evangelization activities. On July 19, 2009, after a complex work of restoration, the
church was again opened and enriched by the bell tower and baptistery.
Carl Winderl, an MSA member who has contributed many Marian poems to The Mary Page, recently donated some copies of
Grace Notes: Poetry from the Pages of First Things to The Marian Library. This anthology includes several Marian poems,
including his own, "Accused of Adultery." He recently visited Europe, broadening his Marian contacts and experiences,
and visiting Walsingham and Medjugorje. He expects to publish
Mary Remembers the Lost Parables of Jesus soon and we will keep you informed when we hear more. We are grateful to Carl for his latest donation.
Breaking News from Mary Pyper, President Radio Maria USA
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY RADIO MARIA USA!!!
Eleven years of bringing the Good News to the USA through the loving presence of Our Blessed Mother!
Today we celebrate the anniversary of Radio Maria USA in a most special way. Starting TODAY and over the next three days, we pay honor
and tribute to our beloved Priest Director, Father Duane Stenzel who poured out the last ten years of his life to establish Radio Maria
in the US. Join in our celebration of this holy priest who truly shepherded us beyond our wants and needs into a new life full of joy
in the Lord.
We wish to establish the Father Duane Memorial Fund as a way to thank Our Blessed Mother and celebrate Father's life and continue his
legacy of love through Radio Maria. Please pray for and participate in the Father Duane Memorial so that hearts will be touched, healed,
and converted. Great Graces await!!
How very GRATEFUL and BLESSED we are to have you as part of our Radio Maria Family!
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.
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, May 25, 2011, Francesca Franchina highlights memories of Radio Maria USA's Founding Priest Director, Father Duane Stenzel,
OFM, of happy memory, and talks with Ken Huck about the power of books; books that changed the world, best-selling books and their
authors, and much more on his new Radio Maria Program to be launched Thursday, June 2, 2011. Ken will share his knowledge of good books
and interview authors from various publishing houses all over the USA.
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 EST.
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.
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, May 24, Francesca talks with Father Roland Mactal, OP, about the
Manaoag Marian Shrine in the Philippines; the ministry of
the Dominican Order (Order of Preachers) at the Shrine, proper Marian devotion and the recent Filipino Marian Celebration hosted by
the Filipino community in honor of Our Lady at St. Bridget Church in Xenia, OH.
Francesca Franchina shares her family's traditions, customs and foods: Baked Penne with Mozzarella and Italian Sausage this week and
talks with Filipino sisters in the Lord and Culinary Engineers, Elvie Richmond and Josie Garcia, about Filipino celebrations/foods,
family favorites and Filipino traditions. Send a SASE to Francesca at P. O. Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for recipes.
This program and all Francesca's programs are archived on-line.
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, François 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 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 François Rossier, S.M., Thursday, May 26, 2:30 PM on Mary in Intellectual Formation
Father François Rossier, S.M., Friday, May 27, 2:30 PM on The International Marian Research Institute
Neubert book update (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
Father Joe Stefanelli's English translation of La Mission Apostolique de Marie et le Notre by Father Emile Neubert will go to
press in a week or so. By early July we should have the book in print from Academy of the Immaculate. Many thanks to Father Peter
Damian Fehlner, F.I., and the Academy of the Immaculate (publishing house of Franciscan of the Immaculate dedicated to St. Maximilian
Drawn on Copper: The Year in the Company of Mary and the Saints
The Marian Library Gallery is featuring works on copper by Rosemary Scott-Fishburn
related to Mary and the Saints. The exhibit will run from April 25 - June 17 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 937-229-4214. Click here for a
or here for an
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.
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.
Rosary Campaign Launched for World Youth Day
Interview with Director of Family Rosary International
Source: Zenit (North Easton, Massachusetts) May 11, 2011
Several organizations are coming together to promote a campaign launched by
Family Rosary International
to unite people worldwide in praying the rosary for the success of World Youth Day.
ZENIT interviewed Holy Cross Father, James Phalan, director of Family Rosary International, about this campaign, which is gaining
publicity across the globe.
ZENIT: What is "Firm in the Faith with Mary?"
Father Phalan: It is a simple call to people all over the world to join in prayer of the holy rosary for World Youth Day each Saturday
from the beginning of May until the event, August 16-21 in Madrid.
It is, of course, directed to young people but also to people of all ages, everywhere!
Pray with your family, pray with a parish group, or pray in solitude at whatever
time you would prefer, knowing that you are united in prayer with people on every continent.
ZENIT: How will "Firm in the Faith with Mary" work?
Father Phalan: For this wide promotion of "Firm in the Faith with Mary" we need to make full, dynamic and up-to-date use of
the Internet. The campaign website, video resources and social networking will be accessible at
Also, resources for promotion of the campaign will be available for download from this page. The interactive and video functions
of the Internet will allow a rich sharing of prayer, reflection, and web resources so that we can grow in our life in Christ as we
journey together on our World Youth Day pilgrimage. This journey has already begun! At the same time as we reach out to
people around the globe electronically, we hope that local communities will join in prayer of the rosary and in sharing faith--and that
they will bring their experience to other communities through the web. Uniting many people and local communities, we have,
through God's grace, the chance to do something truly remarkable--to create through this campaign a global, interactive community
united in and through prayer.
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.
One Man's Mission to Spread Divine Mercy
Source: The Morning Star (Petoskey, Michigan) Spring, 2011
On March 18 and 19, people from all areas of the state of Michigan, as far away as Midland, assembled at the
Marian Center in Joy Valley to hear the message of Divine Mercy. Jim Miller, a lay apostle of Divine Mercy, hosted three conferences, sharing his love, faith, and devotion to the message of God's
Jim's message of mercy, his revealing of a new Divine Mercy devotion, and his quick wit, left the faithful inspired and
committed to sharing the message of Divine Mercy.
[below are excerpts from his recap of the weekend]
We were also celebrating the Feast of Saint Joseph, the patron of the Marian Center. I explained how on Christmas Eve 1936,
the Mother of God appeared to Faustina holding the Infant Jesus with Saint Joseph silently standing there. I spoke of how
Saint Joseph urged Faustina to have patience and strong devotion to him and the works of Divine Mercy and how Saint Joseph would
protect her from harm....
I told of how the Blessed Mother spoke pretty much the same words to Faustina and to you and me:
Speak to the world of His great mercy and prepare it for His Second Coming. Speak to the world while it is still time for mercy. These were the words of the Blessed Mother to Sister Faustina when Mary appeared to her on March 25, 1925.
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 directly 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: l'Abbaye St Joseph de Clairval, en Côte d'Or
Il est organisé par le CNRJ (Centre National français de Recherche sur saint Joseph) qui peut réserver votre chambre, à payer sur place
avec les repas.
La Messe à l'Abbaye ayant lieu à 11 H, il y aura des conférences avant la Messe et tout l'après-midi.
En conséquence, il est recommandé de coucher le 6 octobre à Flavigny, pour ne pas manquer les premières conférences.
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