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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 G. Roten, S.M., will sign his new book Mirror of Hope on Saturday, December 15 from 1 to 3 pm at St. Mark Bookshop, 895 South Main Street, Centerville, OH.
This beautiful gift book contains photos and theological explanations of the exquisite Mirror of Hope sculpture located on the first floor of the Roesch Library on the University of Dayton campus. This sculpture contains numerous expressive and colorful figures and scenes depicting the Christian story from creation to the end of time.
Father Roten is an internationally-recognized scholar and authority on Mary. He served as head of the International Marian Research Institute/Marian Library at UD for fifteen years and now serves as director of research and special projects. Father Roten founded Creches International. St. Mark Bookstore is pleased to host Father Roten for this event.
Mary in Books, Films, and Music
English Translation of Marianist Classic Now Available
Brother John Samama, S.M., informs us that Mary and the Christian Educator by the late Father Emil Neubert, S.M., has just been published in English. The bright and easy-to-read English translation was done by an American diocesan priest who is an ardent admirer of Father Neubert's Marian writings.
In a nutshell, the purpose of this book is to unfold the intimate links between the work of the educator and the apostolic mission of Mary. The work of Christian education is destined to realize the promising hope that every Christian student is for the family, the country, the Church, for God Himself. In the work of Christian education it is particularly important that the influence of Mary be exercised in all its fullness. The mission of the Christian educator is one of participation in the mission God entrusted to Mary. The educator is a participator and cooperator in Mary's mission as Mother of humankind. It is essential that the Christian educator be aware of this.
The book is available on this site: BlessedMaryMotherofGod.com
Paperbound 6" x 9"
Suggested A/V material
Val Finnell, a Deacon with the Anglican Society of Mary, sent us the following suggestion on December 8 for a Marian music video on YouTube.
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 12, 2012, Francesca Franchina 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:
Father François Rossier, S.M., Thursday, December 13, 2:30 PM on Advent as the Season of Mary's Faith I
From the Marian Treasure Chest
Jesus-Mary Analogies by Brother John M. Samaha, S.M.
Brother John sent us the following article which was published in Ephemerides Mariologicae, October-December 2012 (Madrid, Spain).
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 Poems for Our Lady of Guadalupe.
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 posted information about our upcoming symposium on Our Faith and Mary. We have also updated Mariological Societies, Marian Centers, Marian Publications and Newsletters, and Marian Thoughts of Benedict XVI [through 11/26/2012].
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.
Best Wishes for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception
Padre Pio said that the Madonna is the shortcut to get to God.
There is no doubt that in order to see the face of Jesus, we must turn to His Mother, and it is to her who we look to heal our diseases, to turn our tears into prayer. To her, we offer our suffering and concern for the salvation of souls, our loneliness so that it becomes contemplation, and our fears to turn into hope.
We are confident, as written by St. Bernard of Clairvaux in his prayer, Memorare, that never was it known that anyone who fled to Mary's protection, implored her help, or sought her intercession was left unaided....
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.
Celebration of the Immaculate Conception Testifies to the Great Marian Devotion of Chinese Catholics
Source: Agenzia Fides (Beijing, China), December 10, 2012
The dedication of a parish, receiving the sacrament of Confirmation, the meeting of Catholic women and many other initiatives took place on the day of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception, December 8, in the Chinese Catholic community, which has always been known for its great devotion to Mary. According to the information collected by Fides Agency, the parish dedicated to the Immaculate Conception of the diocese of Ba Yan Zhuo Er celebrated the solemn dedication of the new church to the Patron with a solemn Marian procession presided over by the diocesan Bishop, who in his homily urged all the faithful "to take advantage of the beautiful and new house of the Lord in order to satisfy the mission of evangelization of the Church in the footsteps of Mary."
The women of the community of the Diocese of Chao Yang of the diocese of Liao Ning celebrated the Immaculate Conception with a special meeting, exclusively female, so that "it strengthens the relationship of women with the Lord, because they are the pillars of the Church today." In fact, the diocesan Bishop consecrated the new altar and the ambo offered by the faithful pilgrims....
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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