Thursday October 26, 2017

Mary in the News: Oct. 26, 2017

By Michael Duricy

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

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Mary in the Secular Press

Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute Features

Updates
Father Javier Alson, S.M.C. received a Special Prize in the Multimedia Category at the Twelfth International Catholic Film and Multimedia Festival held in Poland for the album of Marian Music that he submitted, Cantos Marianos II.
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Mary in Media: Books, Films, Music, etc.

Children's Book on Mary

The Virgin Mary Around the World! A Pilgrimage of Faith [Board book] (2015) by Chantal Baros is now available from Amazon. Journey around the world with the Virgin Mary (and the Holy Spirit, can you find him on each page?)! The best-selling children's book from Shining Light Dolls, with thousands of copies sold, this perfect blend of faith and fun is sure to become everyone's new favorite! With thirteen full-color spreads and eleven different apparitions of the Virgin Mary from around the world, this board book is sure to not only delight children, but also help them learn about their beautiful Catholic faith. The perfect book for every little (and not so little one!) on your list! Marian apparitions featured in the book are: Our Lady of Guadalupe; Our Lady of China; Our Lady of Knock; Our Lady of Fatima; Our Lady of Vailankanni; Our Lady of Aparecida; Our Lady of Czestochowa; Our Lady of Kibeho; Our Lady of Mount Carmel; Our Lady of Lourdes; Our Lady of Charity (Cuba). Beautifully crafted traditional-style board books (not plastic!), our board books are printed using 40pt laminated paperboard for rugged durability. We use a matte lamination for an extra smooth look and the added durability that lamination provides. Our books are made using the highest standards, using the most up to date methods and the highest quality materials.

Click here for more information or to order copies.

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From the Marian Treasure Chest

The article below was sent by Brother John Samaha.

The Great Power of the Rosary--Excerpt from John Paul II's Message for World Youth Day 2003

Dear young people, do not be ashamed to recite the Rosary alone, while you walk along the streets to school, to the university or to work, or as you commute by public transport. Adopt the habit of reciting it among yourselves, in your groups, movements and associations. Do not hesitate to suggest that it be recited at home by your parents and brothers and sisters, because it rekindles and strengthens the bonds between family members. This prayer will help you to be strong in your faith, constant in charity, joyful and persevering in hope.

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Marian Events

Theme: Women of Christ Conference

Location: Washington County Fair Park in West Bend, Wisconsin

Date: November 4, 2017

Time: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Includes speakers: Father Larry Richards; Jeff Cavins; and others. Also available will be the Sacrament of Reconciliation, adoration of the Blessed Sacrament, Rosary Procession, fellowship, and Holy Mass with Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee. A wonderful way to celebrate the Centennial of Fatima!

Click here for more information or to register.

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Mary in the Catholic Press

As Centenary of Fatima Ends, Pope Urges Rosary for Peace (Zenit website) October 11, 2017

At the General Audience he presided at St. Peter’s Square today, Oct. 11, 2017, the Pope spoke of this anniversary.

​​”Looking back to the Mother of the Lord and Queen of Missions, I invite everyone, especially in this month of October, to pray the holy rosary for peace in the world.” ...

Click here to read the entire article.

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.

Keep Christ in Christmas Campaign (DefendLife.Org) October 13, 2017

With the ever-increasing secularization of Christmas, let's begin a new campaign known as Putting Christ Back into Christmas. Here is one simple way to do it. Erect Nativity Scenes in public places such as state capitals, county court houses, public parks, and in front of churches on heavily trafficked streets. Such Nativity scenes have already gone up in thirteen state capitals including such unlikely states as Illinois, California, and Massachusetts. Be aware of the following:

• There is ample legal precedent for such Nativity scenes known as the Establishment Clause.

• There is an anonymous donor who donates these beautiful Nativity scenes including the Christ child, Mary and Joseph, and an Angel, if we simply do our part.

• Obtain a permit (generally not a big deal) for a highly visible public location such as a state capital, county court house or park.

• Build or buy a small manger to accommodate this beautiful Nativity scene. To get started, visit AmericanNativityScene.com. Everything you need to know is right there. Obtain the needed permit or permission for the site. Go for the dates November 26 (the Saturday after Thanksgiving) through Saturday, January 6 (the Feast of the Epiphany) when the Three Kings arrived.

Here are some events that can easily accompany your Nativity scene.

• A lighting ceremony the night you put up your display.

• Christmas caroling in nearby neighborhoods the week before and after Christmas.

• An Epiphany event with children dressing as the Three Kings and bringing their family pets.

Click here to read the complete article [scroll to page 6].

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