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Mary in the News: Oct. 22, 2018

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 Media: Books, Films, Music, etc.

Book Suggestion

Rome: A Pilgrimage with Mary is the second in a series of lavishly illustrated coffee table books by Father Joseph Roesch, MIC.  Exquisitely captured in sumptuous photography, this book takes the reader on a pictorial "pilgrimage" led with Father Joe's observations and commentary through the major churches of Rome dedicated to Our Blessed Mother.  Join him as he shares his love of Mary and of Rome, the city that has been his home for over a decade.

From the Marian Treasure Chest

Brother John Samaha, S.M., sent us the text below with the following comments: "October is the Month of the Holy Rosary."

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.

Marian Events

Event: Conference of the Centre For Marian Studies

Theme:  Miraculous Conceptions: The Origins of Mary and Jesus in Theology and Story-Telling

Location: Saint Mary's University, Twickenham, London, U.K.

Date: Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Speakers: Prof. Tom O'Loughlin, the Revd. Dr. Simon Gaine O.P., Dr. Catherine O’Brien, and Dr. Jacob Phillips

Including: A Marian-themed tour of St Mary’s University's historic campus and the opportunity to attend Mass for the Feast of the Immaculate Conception.

£30 including sandwich lunch.  Reductions available: please ask.  

For further information, please contact:

Dr Catherine O’Brien

Director of the Centre for Marian Studies

Information and Registration


Mary in the Catholic Press

Pope Francis Invites All Faithful to Pray Rosary in October to Preserve Church Against Attacks by the Devil (Zenit) September 30, 2018

Pope Francis has invited all the faithful--of all the world--to pray a Holy Rosary daily during the entire Marian month of October, it was announced by the Vatican Press Office on September 29, 2018.

According to the press office communique, the Holy Father wants all to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and Saint Michael, the Archangel, to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other....

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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.

Order Begins New Marian Prayer Program (Columbia) October 15, 2018

At the conclusion of Mass on Wednesday, August 8, 2018, the Knights of Columbus ( K of C) inaugurated its eighteenth Marian prayer program, featuring a pilgrim image titled Our  Lady Help of Persecuted Christians.  K of C jurisdiction leaders processed with framed copies of the image, which was created by Italian iconographer Fabrizio Diomedi and commissioned by the Supreme Council.  The image depicts the Blessed Mother with recent Christian martyrs, including one of the six Mexican Knights of Columbus martyrs.

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