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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.
Dr. Deyanira Flores, an IMRI Professor, will speak at the International Congress on Ecclessia in America which will take place in Vatican City from December 9-12, 2012. Dr. Flores will speak on December 10 during the 3:30 pm session. Click here to see the program for the conference in Spanish.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
Marian Music For Advent
Advent at Ephesus, a CD that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard magazine's Traditional Classical Music Chart, is a journey with a group of cloistered nuns in Missouri precisely to the home of John and Mary, which tradition holds was in Ephesus, in modern-day Turkey.
For related material, consider reading an article posted on The Mary Page, Mary's House in Ephesus.
Suggested A/V material
This Sunday, the first Sunday of Advent an agency that supports the Holy Family Hospital of Bethlehem will launch an interactive calendar online that visitors can use throughout the season as they prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ....
Visit the calendar beginning Sunday, December 2, 2012 for: video features that will introduce visitors to the hospital, its staff, its mobile medical outreach, and the families that turn to the facility for medical care; reflections that will include Catholic clergy, religious, writers, and bloggers; and photos and graphics that will drive home the message of the hospital's status as the West Bank's true birthplace of hope for families in one of the world's most impoverished, war-torn areas. New calendar content will be unlocked daily throughout Advent....
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, December 5, 2012, Francesca Franchina continues her talks with Father Tom Alkire, OC, from Los Angeles, CA, about Jesus' Queen Mother referencing quotes from St. Louis de Montfort and Venerable Mary of Agreda (Mystical City of God) concerning the Triumph of her Immaculate Heart based on the Second Coming of Christ which will be the Second Pentecost according to Father Gobbi of the Marian Movement of Priests. Discover the meaning of Mary's titles in the Litany of Loreto: Tower of David; Ark of the Covenant; Tower of Ivory; House of Gold which pertain to Our Lady and the New Advent and how she assists and equips us to be prayer warriors in the light of devotion to Our Lady of Guadalupe as well.
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 schedule of future programs planned to date. Click here for the audio archive!
This week's programs:
Richard Lenar, Thursday, December 6, 2:30 PM on Mary and Ecumenism
Father Johann Roten, S.M., Friday, December 7, 2:30 PM on the Immaculate Conception
From the Marian Treasure Chest
Advent: A Season of Anticipation by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
Brother John sent us the following article which was published in Messenger of Mary Immaculate (Limuru, Kenya), November-December 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.
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.
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.
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.
Pop Opera on Christmas in the Dayton Area
Date: December 13, 14, 15, 8 pm and December 15, 16 matinees at 2 pm
Location: Beavercreek Church of the Nazarene; 1850 North Fairfield Road; Dayton, Ohio
This magical, lighthearted pop opera commemorates the Nativity as seen through the eyes of the angels who were there! Nativity, the Pop Opera is a holiday classic that the whole family will enjoy.
Nativity, The Pop Opera and A Kid Again are co-hosting a first class entertainment opportunity for Dayton families to enjoy. The show delivers a high-energy and humorous stage production, but it also functions as a life changing BENEFIT for area youngsters. Free-will donations from every performance will go to support A Kid Again.
Ecclesia in America--Fifteen Years On
A press conference was held in the Holy See Press Office this morning to present the International Congress Ecclesia in America on the Church in the American continent, which will take place in Vatican City from December 9-12. The Congress is promoted by the Pontifical Commission for Latin America and the Knights of Columbus in collaboration with the Institute for Guadalupan Studies. Participating in the conference will be Cardinal Marc Ouellet P.S.S., president of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, Professor Guzman Carriquiry, secretary of the same Commission, and Carl Anderson, supreme knight of the Knights of Columbus....
Professor Guzman Carriquiry explained that the congress will be attended by over two-hundred participants linked to the American continent, including both clergy and lay persons. It will open and conclude with two Eucharistic celebrations: the first on December 9 in St. Peter's Basilica, in which the Holy Father will greet the participants, and the second on December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, in the Church of Santa Maria in Traspontina.
On the morning of December 10 in the Synod Hall, debates will be held on "the event in Guadalupe as the origin of evangelization in the New World," "The post-Synodal Exhortation: prophecy, teaching and commitment," and "The Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in America with the intercession of Our Lady of Guadalupe, star of the new evangelization and mother of the civilization of love." Later there will be a discussion on fundamental issues regarding co-operation between Churches throughout the continent. The day will conclude with the conference "The meaning of the Year of Faith," presented by Archbishop Luis Francisco Ladaria Ferrer S.J., secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
On December 11 participants will pray the rosary before the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Vatican Gardens, followed by a screening of a documentary on the image of the Patron of the Americas. On December 12 participants will attend the Holy Father's general audience. In the afternoon Cardinal Sean Patrick O'Malley O.F.M., archbishop of Boston, USA, will lead a conference on "Scenarios and proposals for communion and co-operation between the Churches of the Americas and for solidarity among their peoples."
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.
Library Displays Nativity Exhibits For Annual Event
Source: Flyer News (University of Dayton), November 30, 2012
For the past four years, the University of Dayton has worked to display original nativity exhibits in Roesch Library for all members of the Dayton community to enjoy. This year, around five-hundred people from the Dayton area came to enjoy the nativity sets and activities.
At the Manger: Peace on Earth held its grand opening Saturday, Nov. 24. The grand opening included four new nativity exhibits and was filled with family-oriented activities for all ages. The exhibit runs through Jan. 27, 2013....
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.
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