In the News: March 17, 2017

By Michael Duricy

Read recent items about Mary in both Catholic and secular news. Also see International Marian Research Institute news and updates.

ML/IMRI Features

Marian Events

Mary in the Catholic Press

Mary in the Secular Press

Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute Features


2017 Miriyam Award Winners

We are happy to announce that Christine Schramm, Katie Brossart, and M. Colleen McDaniel are the recipients of the 2017 Miriyam Award! Many thanks for all their work on making the University of Dayton a better place and improving the climate for women and women's issues on campus. Please join us as we celebrate them and other nominees at a prayer service, award ceremony, and reception on March 24, 2017 at 4:30 pm in the Torch Lounge in Kennedy Union.

Mary in Media: Books, Films, Music, etc.

Loyola Productions Presents Jesuits On ...

The Jesuits have produced a number of lectures including Jesuits On ... Marian Apparitions and Who Cares About the Saints? [which includes a section on Saint Bernadette Soubirous of Lourdes] which are available from their DVD Store.


From the Marian Treasure Chest

Brother John Samaha sent us the text below.

Saint Joseph, Our Constant Companion by Brother John Samaha, S.M.

" ... with blessed Joseph, her spouse ..." Since Pope Francis added these words to all Eucharistic Prayers we now honor Saint Joseph at each Mass and more frequently invoke the intercession of the Spouse of Mary and Guardian of the Redeemer. In this God-given role, the Head of the Holy Family is also Protector of the Universal Church and the constant companion of each of us, even though he is often overlooked. 

Like Joseph the patriarch in the Book of Genesis, Saint Joseph--silent, wise, discerning--interpreted dreams and responded to God's revelation to execute an important role in our salvation history. When the hungry Egyptians begged Pharaoh for food in a time of famine, Pharaoh directed them to "go to Joseph; do what he tells you." (Genesis 41:55) That same admonition reminds us that in the same way we can turn to Saint Joseph for the help we need.  


Marian Events

Event: A Celebration of the Annunciation and Incarnation of Jesus

Date: Friday, March 24, 2017

Time: Starts with Marian Hymns at 6:45 pm

Place: Holy Angels Catholic Church, 1322 Brown Street, Dayton, Ohio 45409 [at L Street next to the University of Dayton]

7:00 pm: Solemnity Mass (vigil) of the Annunciation with Father Emmanuel Fale, Presider and Homilist

8:00 pm: Fellowship and Refreshments in the Gymnasium

8:15 pm: Presentation by Jedidiah Tritle, Seminarian for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fatima

All are Welcome! Send any questions by email to steve@omsoul.com or call 937-626-0027.


Mary in the Catholic Press

Pope at Angelus: "Joseph Teaches Us to Always Trust in God" (Zenit) December 18, 2016

"Joseph, teaches us to always trust in God, Who approaches us: when God approaches us, we must trust him."
Pope Francis urged faithful to ask themselves this during his Angelus address today at noon in St. Peter's Square, while reflecting on today's reading from the Gospel of Matthew, which tells of Joseph's inability to understand how Mary was pregnant, and how the angel visited him to explain how Mary's pregnancy was a work of the Holy Spirit.
In his remarks, Francis stressed how we can learn from Mary and Joseph's example, especially as, "in a different way," God comes with His grace to us also, to enter into our lives and offer us the gift of His Son....
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Mary in the Secular Press

The director and editors of All About Mary 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.

Flowers for Mary (University of Dayton Magazine) Spring, 2017

In Roesch Library this Spring, Mary's Star will bloom alongside Easter Spikes, with Mary's Tears falling from Our Lady's Veil.  Flowers named for Mary, the Mother of Christ--commonly known as daffodil, hyacinth, bleeding heart and baby's breath--will be part of the live garden exhibit being planted in the first-floor gallery space. Mary's Gardens is open to the public March 25 - May 10, 2017 during library hours.

Click here to see more information.


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