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Mary in the News: Sept. 10, 2019

By Michael Duricy

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

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Marian Library art was featured on the cover of the September 2019 issue of College and Research Libraries News.

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New Radio Maria Newsletter

Click here to read the September 2019 Newsletter from Radio Maria--USA [in PDF, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]

From the Marian Treasure Chest

Holy Name of Mary by Brother John Samaha, S.M.

Mary was a common name among the Hebrews because it recalled the memory of Miriam, the sister of Moses and Aaron.  For this reason, some scholars think this name is related to an old Egyptian word meaning beloved.  This understanding certainly fits Mary of Nazareth.  She was so beloved by God that she was always in the right relationship with Him.  Out of love, God chose her to be the mother of Jesus.  Love is about the whole person, the entirety of her being, one whose very name is beautiful.

Every September 12, we honor the Holy Name of Mary in our liturgical calendar.  St. Bonaventure prayed: "Your name, Mary, cannot be spoken devoutly without bringing with it some grace."  We honor Mary's name because it is a sacrament of the person.  To know Mary's name is to know her.  To speak her name with reverence is to be familiar with her who was most familiar with God.  In some Asian countries she is known by names that mean "one who hears our cries."

May we always honor the name of Jesus' mother and our spiritual mother.  When in need, call on Mary.

Marian Events

Title: Miracles of France

Dates: September 12-20, 2019

Location: France with stops in Belgium

Join "Miracle Hunter" Michael O'Neill at sites of miracles in France and Belgium.

See places of apparitions at Lourdes, Miraculous Medal, Sacred Heart, Pontmain, Beauraing, Banneux and more.

Join Relevant Radio® and EWTN® television host and Our Sunday Visitor author "Miracle Hunter" Michael O'Neill and Father John Broussard, CPM, rector of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Good Help (the only approved Marian apparition site in the US) in exploring the miracles of France and Belgium!

Travel to the famed site of Lourdes with its Marian apparitions and healing waters, the place where St. Margaret Mary Alocoque experienced visions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the location where the popular Miraculous Medal was supernaturally inspired, and the spots of the twentieth-century Vatican-recognized Marian apparitions of Belgium (Our Lady of Beauraing and Our Lady of Banneux).  See other major Marian apparition sites like Our Lady of Hope (Pontmain) and Our Lady of the Green Scapular, the Eucharistic Miracles of Douai and Brussels, and the incorruptible bodies of St. Bernadette Soubirous in Nevers and St. Catherine Laboure in Paris.  Daily Mass and spiritual reflections will be offered along the pilgrimage route.

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Mary in the Catholic Press

To Protect Against Dangers, Holy Name of Mary (Zenit) September 13, 2018

May "the Virgin Mary defend the faith and the Church in dangers."

Pope Francis prayed this on the occasion of the liturgical memorial of the Holy Name of Mary, September 12, 2018, during his General Audience in St. Peter's Square, while at its conclusion greeting young people, the elderly, the sick, and newlyweds.

"All of us Christians are invited to accept in the Name of Mary, the great plan that God had for this sublime creature and, at the same time, the response of love that, as Mother, she gave to her Son Jesus, collaborating unstintingly in His work of salvation." ...

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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.

Virgin of Guadalupe honored by Sydney's Hispanic Catholics (Catholic Outlook) September 10, 2019

More than 600 members of Sydney's Latin American Catholic community gathered at The Good Shepherd Parish, Plumpton to celebrate Mass and honor Our Lady of Guadalupe on Sunday, September 8, 2019.

The annual Santa Maria Festival brings together Sydney's Spanish–speaking Catholic communities from South American countries such as Chile, Nicaragua, Argentina, Mexico, Uruguay, and Colombia....

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