In the News: June 16, 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


The Marian Library image piece, Illuminating a Treasure, won the PR XChange Award of the American Library Association (ALA) in the Advocacy/Fundraising materials category. These awards are very competitive and the contest received 390 entries this year. Katy Kelly, who managed the project, will accept the award during the ALA annual conference and exhibition in Chicago June 25.

Click here to view a complete article, or here for information on the contest winners.


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

New Rosary book Published by Our Sunday Visitor

Without a doubt, one of the most familiar and beloved prayers within the tradition of the Roman Catholic Church is the Rosary. But do Catholics today have a clear comprehension of the benefits of this centuries-old devotion?

Using the eloquent and inspiring writings of holy men and women who share a love of, and commitment to 'the Marian prayer,' Editor Gretchen R. Crowe makes a compelling case for why praying the Rosary is more critical in today's twenty-first-century world than ever before.

Why the Rosary, Why Now? is an accessible and inspiring compilation of texts woven together with personal anecdotes that outline eight persuasive reasons why the Rosary should be an essential part of every Catholic's life....

Click here for more information.


From the Marian Treasure Chest

Brother John Samaha, S.M., sent us the article below.

Reflections on Fatima by Father George W. Rutler

The month of May stirs feelings most in lands where it follows dismal winters. In the northern damps Chaucer chanted: "And after winter folweth grene May." By understandable instinct, it is the month specially dedicated to our Lord's "Mother of Fair Love." This May 13 will have a special elegance of symmetry, marking the hundredth anniversary of the day three children in the remote village of Fatima north of Lisbon said they had seen the Virgin Mary.

That was a "private revelation" which, since it is not part of the essential deposit of faith, is not like a doctrine that Catholics must acknowledge as true. But what happened at Fatima in 1917 is one of twelve apparitions which the Church considers "worthy of belief."

Lucia Santos and her two young cousins claimed to have received heavenly messages and visions on the thirteenth of each month from May to October. Jacinta Marto died shortly after that at the age of nine, and her brother Francisco died at ten. This week Pope Francis will go to Fatima and declare both of them saints. The beatification process began a few years ago for Lucia, who died in 2005 at the age of 97....

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N.B. Now through August 20, 2017 visitors are encouraged to view the Marian Library's Fatima exhibit on the second floor of Roesch Library. Click here for more information.


Marian Events

ESBVM USA presents its Fourth Annual Conference

Theme: Mary, Disciple of the Lord: Prayer and Holiness

Date: July 12-15, 2017

Location: Misericordia University, 301 Lake Street, Dallas, Pennsylvania 18612 [near Scranton and Wilkes-Barre] Registration must be received by Wednesday, June 21, 2017. For information/questions, contact the ESBVM USA President at maura.hearden@desales.edu. When writing, please put "2017 ESBVM USA Conference" in the subject line. TOP

Mary in the Catholic Press

WYD 2019: Mary Is at Center of Official Logo (Zenit website) May 19, 2017

At the center of the official logo of the 2019 World Youth Day, which will be held at Panama City from January 22-27, 2019, is the figure of the Virgin Mary.

The new logo, which in part takes up the colors of the national flag of Panama–-red and blue--, was presented on Saturday, May 13, by the organizing Archdiocese, which during a Vigil of Prayer also received the two symbols of the WYD: the pilgrim cross and the copy of the icon of Virgin, Salus Populi Romani.

A jury of experts in graphic design and marketing selected from 103 projects presented, that of twenty-year-old Panamanian Ambar Calvo, an Architecture student....

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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.

Mary, Mother of Jesus is Name of New UAE Mosque (Gulf News) June 14, 2017

The Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Mosque in Al Mushrif, a district in the capital Abu Dhabi, was on Wednesday renamed ‘Mariam, Umm Eisa’ [Arabic for ‘Mary, the mother of Jesus’].

The change was ordered by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to “consolidate bonds of humanity between followers of different religions." ...

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