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Father Thomas A. Thompson, S.M., of the International Marian Research Institute (IMRI) and Marian Library at the University of Dayton will speak on The Evangelizing Message of Our Lady of Fatima (1917/2011) at the quarterly gathering of the CREDO Apostolate (Catholics in Renewal and Evangelization Dayton Ohio) which will be held Thursday, October 13, 2011 at St. Luke the Evangelist Church (Upper Level St. Dominic Chapel) 1440 N. Fairfield Rd, Dayton, OH 45432 from 7:00-9:00 PM. His talk will be followed by healing prayer, fellowship and refreshments in Gilligan Hall (adjacent to St. Dominic Chapel). Bring snacks to share. All are welcome. Handicap accessible. For more information call: Bruce 937-415-3632 or Francesca at 937-901-4475.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
2011 University of Dayton Marianist Award
This year's Marianist Award was presented to to Dr. Lamin Sanneh of Yale University, a scholar of world Christianity, in the Ballroom of Kennedy Union on September 1, 2011. The presentation was accompanied by his lecture on the relationship between Christianity and Islam and followed by a reception.
Since October is traditionally the month of the rosary, consider watching one of the many rosary videos available on YouTube. Click here, to hear one example with Father Benedict Groeschel of EWTN reciting the Luminous Mysteries. Or click here for another example, a free professional presentation of the Rosary designed for participation in which the narrator recites only the first part, so that viewers may participate and complete the prayer. Our thanks to Dr. Gloria Dodd, Rosary promoter, for providing this information.
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 28, 2011, Francesca Franchina speaks with Heidi Bratton, Catholic wife, mom of six, prolific author of faith-filled parenting books, and fifteen children's books about being a writer in a family situation and tight time frame and her new book. Homegrown Faith: Nurturing Your Catholic Family is an insightful and humorous book of weekly reflections that can be used as a personal assist or group discussion tool, published by Servant Books.
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 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, September 27, Francesca Franchina talks with Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., past President of ACT (Association of Christian Therapists), an international Christian organization for medical and mental health professionals, allied health fields, clergy and those in healing ministry focusing on the power of Christian prayer in healing and the upcoming International ACT Conference to be held in Philadelphia October 6-9, 2011. Tune in for lots of spiritually healthy health information. Call in to ask questions or share your experiences of health-related Christian prayer and healing ministries. For more information see the ACT website at actheals.org. Find out how you can become an ACT member or find a Christian healthcare giver 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:
Michael Duricy, Thursday, September 29, 2:30 PM on Mary and the Angels
Father François Rossier, S.M., Friday, September 30, 2:30 PM on Chaminade's Understanding of Mary
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.
At the Manger Thanksgiving Open House: No Place Like Home
Save the Date, Saturday, November 26, 2011 from 1-5 pm. You are invited to the Roesch and Marian Libraries! Enjoy an all new selection of world Nativities in three featured exhibitions with children's activities, refreshments, live entertainment, and our Stable Store. Bring your family and friends to celebrate the beginning of the Advent season.
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.
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. The program will be 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
Pontiff: Say "Yes" to God's Plan
In reflecting on the Mary's "yes" to God's plans for her to be the mother of God, Benedict XVI is inviting the faithful to adhere to God's plan without fear.
The Pope reflected on Mary's "yes" today, before praying the midday Angelus with those gathered at the Freiburg airport, and after celebrating the last public Mass of his four-day state visit to his native Germany.
The Angelus, the Holy Father began, "constantly reminds us of the historical beginnings of our salvation."
He explained: "The Archangel Gabriel presents God's plan of salvation to the Virgin Mary, by which she was to become the Mother of the Redeemer. Mary was fearful, but the angel of the Lord spoke a word of comfort to her: 'Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.' So Mary is able to respond with her great 'yes'."
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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 Nick Pohlman): How has the renovation of the Chapel of Saint Joseph the Worker enhance the campus ministry in Stuart Hall?
Answer: Our chapel moved from the back of Meyer Hall to the front where the dryers and washers were located. The chapel used to be a rectangle with burnt orange carpeting. Now, when you walk in, it's a beautiful sacred space to have liturgy and pray--stained glass, sacred furnishings, and wooden liturgical pieces made by Brother Gary Marcinowski. Because of its location, many more students have come to celebrate. It's a great sign of our Marianist and Catholic presence.
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Marian Commemoration Days
To celebrate the month of October 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 October.
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 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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