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We recently received an email from Teresa Monaghen regarding her activities which she agreed to let us share with readers.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
New Marian Book
After four years of preparation, including research through The Marian Library, Mary in Our Life: Atlas of the Names and Titles of Mary, the Mother of Jesus, and Their Place in Marian Devotion by Nicholas J. Santoro has just come off the presses. I am grateful to the author who donated a copy for the writer's personal use.
The book presents a bit of the history of the names, titles, and appellations used to identify the Blessed Mother throughout history. It identifies 1,969 titles and explores some of the official and private attitudes and prejudices of the times; government pressures, conflicts, and interdictions; internal problems within the church; and some of the startling examples of dedication, devotion, and piety shown to the Blessed Mother over the centuries. Together these titles seem to provide a real-life story of the Christian faith. Emphasis is on the stories, but in some cases there is little more than the name.
The book is available through Barnes and Noble, or direct from the publisher, iUniverse.
Radio Maria from The Marian Library
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. Called "Francesca 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, September 21, 2011, Francesca Franchina speaks with Rosary Rally founders, Joe Beyerle and Bob O'Connor, and organizer Don Coty about the Rosary held across the country and in our Archdiocese of Cincinnati in Dayton, OH on Sunday, October 9, at the University of Dayton Arena; focusing on how the mission and vision of the Knights of Columbus meshes into outreach and Catholic social action for the New Evangelization promulgated by Blessed John Paul II and his directive (in the words of Jesus) to "Set Out Into the Deep."
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.
Fran's series, 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 radiomaria.us from anywhere in the world. Send email to Francesca with questions, comments, suggestions at email@example.com. 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, September 20, Francesca Franchina talks with Joyce Wolslegel, President of the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception (DOIC), Dayton, Ohio and evangelization/prayer pros, Carol Svisco and Caroline Adams, about this vibrant Catholic Marian Women's Organization founded in 1909 which continues to meet monthly to celebrate and educate about the Blessed Virgin Mary; Marian dogmas, doctrines, devotions, virtues and Catholic social issues. Find out more about the Daughters of the Immaculate Conception bus trip to St. Peter in Chains Cathedral in Cincinnati on Thursday, October 20 and join them in their thirty-three-day Novena for growing in Our Lady's virtues and for the Triumph of the Immaculate Heart beginning November 5 for the renewal of their Marian Consecration on December 8, the Feast of the Immaculate Conception at the Mother of Good Counsel Chapel. Interested in starting a Marian organization in your area? Tune in and get the info. Call in to ask questions or share Marian information. Find out how you can start a DOIC group in your area.
Francesca Franchina shares her family's traditions, customs and foods.
Send a SASE to Francesca; P O Box 3238, Dayton, OH 45401 for the St. Michael the Archangel and Precious Blood of Jesus Novena and Prayer or for Francesca's Italian Recipe of the Week.
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, 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 one of the two sites 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 schedule of future programs planned to date. Click here for the new audio archive!
This week's programs:
Sister M Jean Frisk, Thursday, September 22, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Art at The Marian Library
Sister M Jean Frisk, Friday, September 23, 2:30 PM on Our Lady of Ransom
From the Marian Treasure Chest
Mary's Influence on Converts by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
Icons in Needle and Thread
The Marian Library Gallery is featuring With Needle and Thread, Beaded Portraits of Mother and Child, an exhibit of works by Nancy Goes, from September 6 - November 11 on the seventh floor of Roesch Library. Hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, or with special arrangements by appointment. Call 937-229-4214. Click here for more information or here for a virtual exhibit.
N.B. We also have a permanent crèche exhibit and a dedicated online giving page specifically for those who wish to support The Marian Library crèche collections.
Two important Catholic websites have added The Mary Page to their list of Media Partners. CatholicWeb.com 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.
International Marian Research Institute Course Schedule
IMRI courses for the Fall 2011 semester will commence on October 10, 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 our course offerings for Fall 2011 and beyond.
In keeping with the season we suggest September Poetry.
We have revised and expanded our material in Chinese. This is a work in progress, so expect more content soon. Feel free to let us know what you think of this section.
Retreat with Dr. Donald Charles Lacy
Title: An Ecumenical Affirmation: the Blessed Virgin Mary
Date: Saturday, October 1, 2011, 9 am - 4 pm
Location: John XXIII Retreat Center, Hartford City, Indiana
Spend the day enriching your experience of Mary in your life. Led by Dr. Donald C. Lacy who perceives the Blessed Virgin Mary as the key to Christian Unity in our day. Mary, he believes, is a blend of power and holiness, second only to her Son. Her primary greatness lies in being chosen to be the Mother of Jesus and uniquely used to draw others to her Son in the unity of the Holy Spirit. Dr. Lacy is a native Hoosier who has served as a United Methodist Minister across the state for more than fifty years. He has spoken and written much about Mary and her place in the Christian faith. Fee: $35 Register by 9/27/11
Why Celebrate a Sorrowful Mother?
Surely other world religions, and even some fellow members of Christianity, must look at the Catholic Church with a head scratching bewilderment as September 15 arrives and the Church celebrates the liturgical memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows.
Why would anybody celebrate the suffering of anybody else? And, more specifically, why celebrate the terrible heartfelt sufferings of an innocent mother, who had to stand by and experience her son's public execution by crucifixion, still one of history's most grisly forms of death?
All authentic Christians will grant the necessity and efficacy of the sufferings of Jesus Christ to redeem the world. Humanity could not save itself. Humanity could not offer just compensation for its own sins, for to offend an infinite Creator is to commit an infinite offense.
Most Christians, therefore, understand in essence the September 14 feast of the 'triumph' of the Cross of Jesus. For through his suffering, death, and resurrection, Satan is defeated, death loses its sting, and the gates of paradise are flung open to all who will receive the pass of the Passion. That is something to celebrate. But why the Sorrowful Mother?
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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.
Ask a Marianist
Source: University of Dayton Magazine (Dayton, OH) Autumn, 2011
How busy can a brother be? Right now, Brother Tom Pieper, S.M. '67, is filling in as resident campus minister at Marycrest while still ministering to the needs of Stuart Hall, where he has worked for fifteen years.
Question (from Robert Corgan): When was "Holy Mary, Mother of God ..." added to the "Hail Mary"?
Answer: The first parts are scripture from the Gospel of Saint Luke--Gabriel at the Annunciation and Mary and Elizabeth at the Visitation. They were said by monks before the tenth and eleventh centuries. In 1196, the Bishop of Paris ordered all the clergy to teach these Marian verses to all the people. Why not add an intercession for all of us? No one knows who wrote it but, by the 1500s, this intercession was already the tradition.
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Marian Commemoration Days
To celebrate the month of September with Mary:
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 September.
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 website is updated frequently. Please stop in again and see what's in the news.
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