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Mary in the News: August 3, 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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Marian Events

Mary in the Catholic Press

Mary in the Secular Press

Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute Features


Kayla Harris, Librarian/Archivist at The Marian Library, will make a presentation on apparitions and related collections at the PechaKucha Dayton event at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, August. 17, 2017 on the second floor of Roesch Library. Be sure to attend this fun idea-sharing party and networking event. Click here for more information.


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

New Fatima movie has been released in Spanish

Fátima, el último misterio [Fatima, the Ultimate Mystery] from GOYA Producciones premiered in Madrid recently. Dr. Gloria Dodd and Dr. Robert Fastiggi appear in the official trailer which is available on YouTube and runs two minutes and 19 seconds and also in the film. Click here for more information or here to purchase a copy on DVD.


From the Marian Treasure Chest

Brother John Samaha, S.M., sent us the text below with the following comments: "An interesting note from a seasoned Marianist educator"

The Marianist Educated Person by Brother Stephen Glodek, S.M.

Formed in faith

Exhibits family spirit in relationships

Received an integral quality education

Committed to service and to work for justice, peace, and the integrity of creation

Adapts to change

They are people of integrity, honesty, fortitude, and justice in their personal and community lives.


Marian Events

Theme: Fatima, USA

Location: Spiritual Center of Maria Stein Shrine, 2365 Saint John's Road, Maria Stein, Ohio 45860 

Date: August 11, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.

The Most Reverend Joseph Binzer, bishop in the diocese of Cincinnati, will be celebrating the Holy Mass beginning at 7:30 p.m. After dark, a candlelight Rosary will take form on the grounds as each prayer is recited. The program will conclude with a candlelight procession around the grounds. Candles and holders will be available. The Centennial Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima, blessed by Pope Francis, will be present for this year's event. All priests are invited to concelebrate at the Mass. Click here for more information.


Mary in the Catholic Press

Brazil: Mary Is a Sign of Hope for Young People (Zenit website) August 1, 2017

Pope Francis encouraged young people to look to Mary as a model, but also to take action in their communities. They must not be afraid to take risks and to commit to the building of a new society, bringing the Gospel to the social, political, economic, and university realms.

The Holy Father's comments came in early July in a letter--released August 1, 2017, in Portuguese--to young people of Brazil, gathered in Aparecida for the closing of the "Rota 300" Project, in the Marian Year that commemorates the three-hundred years of the finding of Our Lady's image in the waters of Rio Paraiba do Sul.

"The Virgin Mary is a beautiful example for youth and a help in the walk on the way of life. Great reflections are not necessary for you to perceive this truth," Pope Francis said, recalling his past visits to Aparecida. "I was able to discover there the tender and maternal look of the dark Virgin and in the eyes of the simple people that contemplated her, the secret of hope that moves the Brazilian people, to face with faith and courage the challenges of each day...."

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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.

Our Lady of Fatima pilgrim statue in archdiocese (The Catholic Telegraph) August 2, 2017

The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue of Our Lady of Fatima is coming to the Archdiocese of Cincinnati as part of a journey across the United States under the sponsorship of the World Apostolate of Fatima USA. The statue will begin at Our Lady of the Holy Spirit Center in Norwood, Ohio from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. on September 8, 2017, the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It will stop at a number of locations in the Archdiocese until September 28, 2017. The National Pilgrim Virgin Statue is a beautiful hand-carved image of Our Lady of Fatima. given to the United States by the bishop of Fatima after being blessed by Pope Paul VI in 1967. For more information, go to

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