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Mary in the News: April 11, 2018

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

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

Upcoming Film on the Rosary

From the Marian Treasure Chest

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

Signboards for Chaminade by Brother John Samaha, S.M.

Members of the Marianist Family are called to be signboards for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade, our father in living the Christian life, and our saintly Marianist forebears.  

How much do you know about Joseph (the name he preferred) Chaminade? How familiar are you with him? Are you still learning about him? Do you welcome opportunities to talk about him and to explain him to others?

Generally we know well the basic information of our natural family members. We know about prominent persons in the news--facts about political figures and sports figures and others. All the more should we be familiar with the details of the lives of our Founder and Marianist "saints." 

We tend to talk about subjects we like and persons we admire. How much do we know about the life and works of  Chaminade and his cause for canonization? For what is he noted? What is the status of his canonization process? What's our level of Marianist family pride? What do we do to advance it? What can we do? Obviously we need to do more.

Progress simply does not happen without our effort. We need to work on it. If Chaminade and his cause are not well known, we are partially responsible. We need to work with God and with each other to produce results.

What can we do individually and communally? What are our Marianist Family responsibilities? We are expected to cultivate interest in our Founder and his cause, to expand our interest and understanding, to look for opportunities to explain and to respond to questions.

Let us rise to the challenge to learn more and to spread the word. Let us be signboards for Blessed William Joseph Chaminade.


Marian Events

Event: Morning with Mary

Theme: Presentation by Denise Bossert

Location: Emmaus Catholic Parish, Great Hall, 1718 Lohmans Crossing Rd, Austin, TX 78734

Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

We invite you to bring your mothers, daughters, sisters, and friends to a very meaningful spiritual morning where we will prayerfully consider ways in which we can bind up each other's hurts and help our Blessed Mother bring her Son's healing to our wounded world.

Denise Bossert is the daughter of a Protestant minister. In 2005, she converted to Catholicism after reading books by Carmelite saints.

Denise is a nationally-recognized writer, speaker, and member of the Catholic Speakers Bureau. Her syndicated column, "Catholic by Grace" is published in sixty-three diocesan newspapers, and she has written for Catholic magazines and appeared on EWTN's Journey Home, Women of Grace, and At Home With Jim and Joy. Her latest book, Stations of the Cross, is about interceding for suffering souls and praying for a healing touch from the Redeemer of all things.

*Light breakfast at 9a
*Presentation starts at 9:30a
*Book signing right after presentation

Contact Mary's Touch at for any comments or questions.


Mary in the Catholic Press

Pope Francis to Make Two Early May Visits, Including Sanctuary of Divine Love to Open Marian Month (Zenit) April 10, 2018

Early this May, Pope Francis will visit both the Sanctuary of Divine Love and Tor Vergata. Director of the Holy See Press Office, Greg Burke, announced the visit in a statement on April 10, 2018.

"Pope Francis," the statement notes, "will go to the Shrine of Divine Love on May 1, 2018, at 5 p.m., for the recitation of the Holy Rosary at the opening of the Marian month...."

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.

Cardinal calls for consecration of Mexico to Immaculate Heart of Mary (Catholic News Agency) April 10, 2018

Facing violence, poverty and corruption, Mexico should be consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, said Archbishop Emeritus Juan Sandoval Íñiguez of Guadalajara.

"In face of the tribulations our country is currently going through, and the need we have for a good government, a suggestion occurs to me: that our bishops of Mexico consecrate the country on May 13, the date of the first apparition of Our Lady of Fatima, to the Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary; and that each bishop do the same in his own diocese," he said in a recent video released by El Universal.

He recalled that the Virgin Mary had requested the consecration of Russia to her Immaculate Heart, in her apparitions to the shepherd children at Fatima....

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