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
Teresa Monaghen, IMRI student and National Moderator of the Apostolic Oblates and Pro Sanctity sent the following information:
It's not every year we have the chance to come together from across the country as members of the Pro Sanctity Movement. It's not even
every two years or every three, but every fourth year we do come together for our National Convention! It is a wonderful opportunity to
listen, sing, share, pray, and laugh. The convention is a unique formation moment–-special talks and the witness of being with each
other and living our commitment to holiness right in front of each other for a few days. It's not a long period of time we will be
together, but it is refreshing and renewing, challenging and uplifting!
We are blessed to have many gifted presenters including Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV and Deacon James Keating, with members attending
from California, New York, Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, and you, from wherever you are coming! Even Archbishop Curtiss has graciously
agreed to spend time with us on the Saturday of the convention.
Don't miss it. Come to St. Benedict's Center in Schuyler, Nebraska from July 29 – July 31, 2011. Plan to come and take part in what
will be a delightful and spiritually refreshing weekend with time to meet old and new friends, companions on the road to holiness!
July 25-29, 2011: Annual Silent Retreat for the Members of the Pro Sanctity Family and Friends with Retreat Director, Father Paul
Hoesing, Vocation Director of the Archdiocese of Omaha. St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, Nebraska. Total retreat cost: $300. The retreat
is a first come, first basis. Let us know if you wish to attend, starts Monday evening to Friday morning.
July 29-31, 2011: National Pro Sanctity Convention, Friday Evening to Sunday Afternoon
St. Benedict Center, Schuyler, NE and closing at Pro Sanctity Retreat Center, Elkhorn, NE. Featured presenters include: Msgr. Andrew Vaccari, National Pro Sanctity Spiritual Advisor; Father Timothy Gallagher, OMV, author and national speaker; Deacon James Keating,
Ph. D., Director of the Archdiocese of Omaha Permanent Diaconate Program and Director of Theological Formation at the Institute of
Priestly Formation; and Mr. Omar Gutierrez, Special Assistant for the Archbishop of Omaha; Mr. Jim Carroll, Executive Director of
Spirit Catholic Radio. Final Registration Cost: $230 Double; $245 Single. For on-line registration:
or contact Teresa at email@example.com or 402-289-2670.
Sharon Perkins, Ph.D. candidate at the University of Dayton, who gave a
presentation on Marian Devotion Among Czech Immigrants at this year's MSA conference,
recently sent the following information.
Hi, all. Starting this weekend my interview for the program
Mary's Touch will air on several Catholic radio stations. I'm
not sure which stations or what time, depending on where you live. If interested, go to
to find out more. The story will actually center on parts of my dissertation topic
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, June 15, 2011, Francesca Franchina speaks with Andrew Cole, businessman, father of seven, and campus minister, about
raising a family in a racy, racing world, providing time for children to be children, preserving innocence, living and enjoying life
according to age in the proper time sequence, protecting children from violence and sexual abuse through instilling and encouraging
reverence, modesty, respect, humility, patience, compassion, kindness, and good manners through Abba's Way and increased devotion to
the Child Jesus (Santos Nino de Atocha).
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, June 14, Francesca talks with listeners and callers about guardian angels, angels present at Mass, raising children to know
about angels, and the help and protection they afford us. Conversations with callers from LA, PA, and OH about promoting proper dress,
etiquette and manners for children and adults when attending Mass.
Francesca Franchina shares her family's traditions, customs and foods.
Today's Recipes: shrimp with rice, green peppers, onions, and tomatoes, and Italian cheesecake. 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 Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., Thursday, June 16, 2:30 PM on the Hearts of Jesus and Mary
Father Johann G. Roten, S.M., Friday, June 17, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Eucharist
Saint Joseph in Focus: Husband of Mary and Guardian of Jesus (by Brother John Samaha, S.M.)
As we observe Father's Day, let's not overlook St. Joseph. How much do we know about and appreciate the man who was the husband of the
Mother of Jesus and the guardian of our Redeemer? How do we honor him? St. Joseph is often overlooked. Scripture says little of him. We seem to give him scant attention. Yet devotion to St. Joseph has deep roots in Christian tradition.
Joseph is often the overlooked member of the Holy Family. Do you remember as children when we wrote
"J.M.J." at the top of our papers
in Catholic school? We did that to remind ourselves to have the intention that Jesus, Mary, and Joseph had in life as we did our own
work. We pictured the members of the Holy Family side by side.
Husband of Mary
Remember that Mary and Joseph are a couple. And Jesus is their child. They belong together. When separated, their significance in God's
plan of salvation is clouded, because their importance lies in their relationship to each other. While honoring the perpetual virginity
of Mary, we cannot disregard Joseph's privilege and happiness of being Mary's husband. In past centuries many works of art depicted
Joseph as an old man. Most likely this was done to disallow any threat to Mary's virginity. This tended to undervalue the loving
relationship of Mary and Joseph as husband and wife. Despite the tendencies of her times, St. Teresa of Avila always insisted that
Joseph was a young man when he married Mary. The Divine Liturgy reinforces this positive approach regarding Joseph:
"With a husband's love he cherished Mary, the Virgin Mother of God."
Foster Father of Jesus
Since Joseph is the husband of Mary, he is also father to Jesus. We know that he was not the physical father of Jesus. But in the
gospel account about Jesus being lost in the temple, Luke has Mary saying to Jesus:
"Son, your father and I have been searching for you
in sorrow." And the Divine Liturgy testifies: "With fatherly care he watched over Jesus Christ,
your son, conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit."
If one might think that Joseph's fatherhood was not quite real or effective because he did not physically procreate Jesus, let that
person speak with adoptive parents, especially those who have conceived a child of their own and adopted others. They will let you know
how real Joseph's fatherhood is.
Head of the Holy Family
Joseph played a very important role as Jesus "grew in wisdom, age, and grace before God and men." In the Jewish tradition, children
were, until the age of five or so, in the special care and tutelage of their mothers. But beyond that age children came under the
special guidance of their fathers. Joseph by duty and privilege was the rabbi of the Holy Family to teach Jesus the Jewish faith and
practices. Joseph led his family in the worship of God in their home at Nazareth.
At meal times, both Mary and Jesus looked to Joseph at the head of the table to offer the prayer of blessing. Each year when the great
evening of the Passover was celebrated, the youngster Jesus played his role and addressed the ritual question to Joseph:
"Father, why is
this night different from every other night?" Then he listened with his Mother to Joseph's narration of the glorious events of the
Exodus and the explanation of the meaning of the paschal lamb. Later Jesus would hear John the Baptizer proclaim him, the Son of Joseph
and Mary, the Lamb of God who would take away the sins of the world.
When Jesus was of age, Joseph introduced him to synagogue worship. Jesus was faithful to the synagogue rituals throughout his life. Joseph also taught Jesus the skills of a carpenter. Through the practice of this trade Jesus supported himself and his Mother after
Jesus' human experience of fatherhood was drawn from his relationship with Joseph, his own earthly father. When Jesus said,
father would hand his son a stone when he asks for a loaf, or a poisonous snake when he asks for a fish," surely he had in mind how
kind and gentle Joseph was to him as he was growing.
When Jesus told the parable of the prodigal son, Joseph must have been the model of that loving father. As Jesus described how the
father hugged and kissed the son who had been lost, perhaps he was recalling how Joseph hugged and kissed him after he had been lost in
the temple for three days.
When Jesus taught us how to pray, he began with the same loving title with which he had addressed Joseph all his life, Abba. His deep affection for Joseph is evident in the circumstances of the gospel. Joseph made a profound impression on Jesus.
Saint Joseph's Relation to Us
Has Joseph made an impression on us? How do we think of St. Joseph, honor him, and pray to him? Do we appreciate the special place he
has in Christian spirituality and in our own heritage? Let us revere wholeheartedly the husband of Mary, the foster father of Jesus,
the patron of the universal Church. After all, he is the man who is closest to Christ, our Redeemer.
As we celebrate Father's Day, remember to honor St. Joseph too.
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.
Vatican II Put Spotlight on Mary's Human Side, Says Mariologist
Says Focus Reveals Humanity of the "Woman of Nazareth"
Source: Zenit (Rome) June 3, 2011
The Second Vatican Council's "anthropological turn" brought a spotlight to the "woman of Nazareth," enabling the
faithful to discover Our Lady in her full humanity, says the secretary of the Pontifical Marian International Academy.
Franciscan Father Stefano Cecchin made this reflection as he spoke with ZENIT about the academy's twenty-third international Marian
conference, which will consider Mariology since Vatican II. A study seminar this Saturday is part of the preparation for the 2012
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.
New Book About Father Philip C. Hoelle, S.M.
Source: Press Release (Father Bertrand Buby, S.M.) June 13, 2011
A verbal portrait of a locally known and revered Marianist priest has just been published. Under the title,
Father Philip C. Hoelle, Servant Priest, this biographical sketch tells of this member of the Society of Mary's vast
contributions to the Church, to the Dayton community and beyond. During his time as faculty at the University of Dayton, Father Hoelle
also served as Director of The Marian Library, editor of Mary Today, and initiator of Front Line, a Lay Missionary
Program. Considered by many as "the Chaminade of Dayton," after the university years he co-founded the Dakota Center and the
Dayton Christian Jewish Dialogue, as well as numerous programs at Bergamo Center. His genius lay in his gentle ability to inspire others. For him, people are what mattered most.
A book signing by the authors and illustrator will be hosted at Saint Mark's Bookstore at 895 South Main in Centerville (937-439-0227)
on Friday, July 15 from 4 to 7 p.m. The book costs ten dollars and all proceeds go to the Dakota Center.
Dakota Center Mission: To enrich the quality of life and empower the MacFarlane and surrounding neighborhoods by providing first
class programs and services in collaboration with other centers, organizations, and government agencies. The Vision:
To be identified as an effective full service Community Center.
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
Come to Holy Russia for the Feast of Our Lady of Kazan (July 21)
Title: Come to Russia with Inside the Vatican magazine
Date: July 19-31, 2011
Location: Kazan/Moscow/St. Petersburg
Robert Moynihan, Ph.D., Founder, Editor of Inside the Vatican magazine
invites you to join him and a small group of pilgrims--fewer than ten--for a very special pilgrimage to Russia for the Feast Day of Our Lady of Kazan.
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