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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.
Father Johann Roten, S.M., will discuss the Mirror of Hope at a lecture in Roesch Library on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 7 pm. A book signing will follow his talk. The Mirror of Hope book is $15 and will be sold in the Stable Store gift shop through the annual Nativity exhibit which will conclude on January 27, 2013.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
Homage to Father Emile Neubert, S.M. (1878-1967)
Brother John Samaha sent us the following information: A project is in motion to prepare the ground for the introduction of the cause for canonization of Father Emile Nicolas Neubert, S.M. Please pray for this intention and tell others about Father Neubert and his outstanding Marian writings. For more information see the article below.
Suggested A/V material
The Infancy Narratives, the momentous third and final volume in Pope Benedict's international bestselling Jesus of Nazareth series details the stories of Jesus' infancy and boyhood, and shows how they are relevant today in the modern world. Click here to see an advertisement in a one-minute video clip.
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 28, 2012, Francesca Franchina, and Dr. Douglas Schoeninger, Ph.D., past President of the international Association of Christian Therapists (ACT) and Editor of The Journal of Christian Healing, discuss holiday choices and challenges: 1. The impact of childhood memories: A time for gratitude and for healing; 2. The importance of making good choices: Facing limitations, grieving losses, exercising freedom; Being led by the Holy Spirit, doing what can be done; 3. Choosing how to relate to familial, communal, and societal pressures. One does not have to live up to society's ideals for gift giving; One does not have to measure one's worth by the amount one receives; When more is less and less is more; 4. Engaging Jesus and His birth in one's life. Using Scripture; Psalms, Words of Jesus, etc. for inner healing; and generational healing are part of the inner healing of one's soul. (Romans 8:26–28)
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:
Dr. Gloria Dodd, Thursday, November 29, 2:30 PM on Mary as Queen
Father Thomas Thompson, S.M., Friday, November 30, 2:30 PM on Bishop Fulton Sheen
From the Marian Treasure Chest
Devotions Extend and Continue the Liturgy by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
Brother John sent us the following article about the relationship of popular and personal devotions to the sacred liturgy which was published in The Southeast Alaska Catholic, November 2012.
At the Manger 2012
From Nov. 19, 2012 through Jan. 31, 2013 the Marian Collection of Father Joseph J. Schuck, Mary - A Labor of Love will also be on display in the Marian Library Gallery.
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 concluded 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 Spring 2013.
In keeping with the season, we suggest The Miraculous Medal.
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.
Catholic Devotional Society in the Anglican Tradition
Title: Society of Mary Meeting
Date: Saturday, December 1, 2012, 9 am
Location: Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary, 139 Jackson St, Dayton, OH 45402
Come and learn about the Society of Mary (founded in 1931) on Saturday, December 1st at 9:00 AM at the newly consecrated Chapel of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. Father Dorino and Deacon Val will discuss the Society of Mary and how to join. They will also pray the Joyous Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. Refreshments will be served.
For more information about the Society of Mary, visit somamerica.org. For more information on the local chapter contact Deacon Val Finnell by phone at 937-716-1059 or by email at email@example.com or visit their site on Facebook.
Pope Calls Book on Christ's Birth an 'Antechamber' to Vols. I and II
Just in time for Advent, the final part of the Pope's book Jesus of Nazareth went on sale today. This last portion of Benedict XVI-Joseph Ratzinger's work deals with Jesus' conception, birth, and childhood.
Commonly referred to as Volume III of the work, the Pope says in the Foreword that this final book, just 132 pages, is not a third volume, but a kind of small 'antechamber' to the two earlier volumes on the figure and message of Jesus of Nazareth.
The English translation of the German original is published by Image Books, the Catholic-interest imprint of Random House, Inc.
The Infancy Narratives has four chapters and an epilogue, and is, in the Holy Father's words, his attempt, in dialogue with exegetes past and present, to interpret what Matthew and Luke say about Jesus' infancy at the beginning of their Gospels....
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.
A Journey of Love
Source: Campus News Digest (University of Dayton), November 16, 2012
Just in time for Christmas, the University of Dayton has published a new book on The Mirror of Hope, a massive sculpture that grew from a simple Nativity scene to a panorama encompassing the sweep of Christianity from the Creation to the City of God.
The Mirror of Hope outlines the meanings and symbolism of the sculpture unveiled in 2000 by the Marian Library, which commissioned it to commemorate 150 years of University history and two millennia of Christianity. The Mirror of Hope sculpture is on permanent display in the first floor lobby of Roesch Library....
Marian Commemoration Days
To celebrate the month of December 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 December.
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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