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We have received a number of emails from readers commending our institute and its website, The Mary Page. Thank you all for your encouragement and support. The following is a typical example.
IMRI and the MSA were well represented at the twenty-third Mariological Marian Congress held in Rome September 4-9, 2012! Sister Celia Chua [at right] was one of the Round Table participants on September 8. She also presented "Responses to the emerging challenges of Multicuturality in Mariology, after Vatican II" in the English-speaking Asian section on September 6, while moderating on September 7. Below is her summary of the meeting.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
New documentary on the reported apparitions of Mary as Our Lady of America
This documentary presents four leading authorities on the story of the apparitions of Our Lady of America in the 1950s to an American nun who was a member of the Congregation of the Sisters of the Most Precious Blood of Jesus. This compelling message is presented by four experts on this story: Kevin McCarthy; Albert Langencamp; Father Bernard Geiger, OFM Conv.; and Father Kevin Barrett.
Suggested A/V material
Click here to visit the official website for the Marian shrine at Lourdes in France. This site includes a video feed of live events at the shrine. The French Bishops have been meeting at Lourdes from November 3-8, 2012 and the site also has information about this meeting online. On a related note, Mgr. Nicolas Brouwet, the Bishop of Lourdes, spoke on KTO TV, a French-language Catholic website, about the Internet and the Church. Click here to see the 3-minute video.
Radio Maria from The Marian Library
Prayer of Blessed John Paul II for Radio Maria
Mary, guide us in our major decisions and give us strength in times of trial so that we may, with humble courage, follow the hidden ways of Heaven, keeping faith with God and mankind so that we can bring the joyful message of Christ, the Savior, to the hearts and minds of all.
Mary, guiding star of evangelization, be with us. Be with Radio Maria as guide and be its protector.
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. CALL IN TOLL-FREE. PARTICIPATE IN THE PROGRAM (during the live show) 1-866-333-6279.
On Wednesday, November 7, 2012, Francesca Franchina continues her talks with Father Tom Alkire, OC, from Los Angeles, CA, about the Blessed Mother as Queen of Angels, the mission of the Angels, Angels in Scripture (e.g. Revelation, Tobit), the Chastisement, Fatima's Third Secret, Our Lady of the Holy Eucharist and the Precious Blood and how she equips us with spiritual weapons, the Peace Plan from Heaven, and much more. Learn how Mary protects us in battle and how we can help her fight her battle for The Triumph and assist her in the New Evangelization during the Year of Faith. Father Tom Alkire, is a seasoned Carmelite priest affiliated with the Marian Movement of Priests, and the Association of the Precious Blood in Tallahassee, Florida. He is Associate Pastor of St. Raphael's Parish in Los Angeles, and has been a Home Missionary in Northern and Southern California for many years.
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.
Francesca is no longer doing her Tuesday program, Through the Tummy to the Heart on Radio Maria, but all programs and recipes are still posted in the Archives on the Radio Maria website at radiomaria.us. She will inaugurate commentary and blog on www.credoapostolate.us in the near future.
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 audio archive!
This week's programs:
Father Javier Alson, S.M.C., Thursday, November 8, 2:30 PM on Mary and the New Evangelization
From the Marian Treasure Chest
Catechesis by Rosary by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
Brother John sent us the following article about handing on the faith by the rosary appeared in Catholic San Francisco on October 12, 2012.
At the Manger 2012
We have a permanent crèche exhibit and a dedicated online giving page specifically for those who wish to support The Marian Library crèche collections. There is also a general page to give to all areas of ML/IMRI and Roesch Library.
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 Mariology section 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 2012 semester will conclude on November 9, 2012.
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 2012.
In keeping with the season, we suggest The Year of Faith with Mary.
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.
We have updated Marian Thoughts of Benedict XVI, through October 31, 2012 and also posted the Marian Library Newsletter for Autumn 2012 [in PDF--requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]. We have also revised Collection of Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Title: Exposition Raphaël, les dernières années
Date: October 11, 2012 - January 14, 2013, 9 am - 6 pm
Location: Napoleon Hall at the Louvre in Paris, France
This unprecedented exhibition, organized by the Louvre in partnership with the Prado Museum, brings together the works produced by Raphael in Rome during the last years of his short life. It includes many well-known images of the Madonna. Click here for details in English or in French.
Official Summary of the Final Message of the Synod of Bishops
Here is the translation [Original text: Italian] of the summary released by the Holy See Press Office of the Final Message For the People of God of the Synod of Bishops on the New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith. ZENIT will publish the full Message once it is available in English by the Press Office.
At the beginning of the document, the bishops recalled the evangelical passage from John which tells about the encounter of Jesus with the Samaritan woman at the well. This is the image of contemporary man with an empty vessel, who is thirsting and is nostalgic for God, and to whom the Church must turn to make the Lord present to him. And just like the Samaritan woman, who encounters Jesus, he can but become a witness of the proclamation of salvation and hope of the Gospel....
In the last part, the Message looks at the Church in the various regions of the world and addresses a word of encouragement for the proclamation of the Gospel to each of them: to the Eastern Churches wishing to be able to practice faith in conditions of peace and religious freedom; to the African Church asking to develop evangelization in the encounter of ancient and new cultures, calling then upon the governments to cease the conflicts and violence. The Christians of North America, who live in a culture with many expressions distant from the Gospel, must look towards conversion, to being open to welcoming immigrants and refugees. Latin America is invited to live the permanent mission to face today's challenges such as poverty, violence, even the new conditions of religious pluralism. The Church in Asia, even while being a small minority, often placed at the edges of society and persecuted, is encouraged and exhorted to the steadfastness of faith. Europe, marked by an even aggressive secularization and wounded by past regimes, has nevertheless created a humanistic culture capable of giving a face to the dignity of man and to the building of the common good. Today's difficulties therefore must not dishearten the European Christians, but must be perceived as a challenge. Oceania is asked to feel once again the involvement of preaching the Gospel. Finally, the Message closes with trust in Mary, the Star of New Evangelization.
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.
Our Lady of Breezy Point
Source: St. Peter's List (Queens, NY), November 5, 2012
Made famous by the devastating 2012 hurricane "Sandy," this statue of the Virgin Mary [at right] stands amongst the desolation of the community of Breezy Point, Queens, NY. The photo apparently first surfaced in a Wall Street Journal article and the "Virgin of Breezy Point" was mentioned on several main-stream-media news broadcasts. The statue is a classical representation of Our Lady made unique by tragic circumstances....
Click here for the complete article which includes two additional photos.
Marian Commemoration Days
To celebrate the month of November 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 November.
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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