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Mary in the News: Feb. 4, 2019

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


2019 U.D. Miriyam Award

Nominations are being accepted through February, 15, 2019.  This award recognizes the efforts of people on our campus to change the atmosphere and the potential for women's achievements at the University of Dayton (UD).  You may nominate an individual or a group of UD Faculty, Staff, or Students.

Nomination Form


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

Our Lady at the Super Bowl

In an advertisement for Planters' Peanuts shown during the 2019 Super Bowl, Schubert's Ave Maria played in the background.  Also, the "Hail Mary" was discussed during the fourth quarter.  Wikipedia provides information on the "Hail Mary pass."

Planters' Peanuts commercial

Hail Mary scenario discussion

Hail Mary pass--definition

Hail Mary pass--List


From the Marian Treasure Chest

Brother John Samaha, S.M., sent us the text below with the following comment: "Thoughts for the beginning of a new semester ..."

Marianist Philosophy of Education by Brother John Samaha, S.M.

Below is the general context for the education they offer.

Based on one's understanding and concept of God and of the human person

Integrate this with all we do as educators

Synthesize all elements

                Make connections and practical applications

Meaning of Education


                Draw out, not pour in

Act with enthusiasm--in God

                Zeal, fervor, passion, inspired

                Done with verve and excitement; gung ho

                Active, not passive

                Act with conviction

Colors our teaching

Influences our whole approach

cf. Vatican II, Declaration on Christian Education and Father Paul Hoffer, The Pastoral Role of the Christian School 


Marian Events

Theme: True Devotion to Mary--Study Group at Saint Albert Parish

Dates: Mondays from February 4 - March 25, 2019, 7:00 - 8:15 p.m.

Location: The Spirit Center [behind the playground] of Saint Albert Parish

The group will discuss True Devotion to Mary by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort and Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary by Father Hugh Gillespie.  Free tea and coffee will be provided by the Legion of Mary.  For details, contact Gloria Dodd by email at


Mary in the Catholic Press

Angelus Address: On the Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God and the 52nd World Day of Peace (Zenit) January 1, 2019

Here is a ZENIT translation of the Vatican's prepared text of the address Pope Francis gave January 1, 2019, before and after praying the midday Angelus with those gathered in St. Peter's Square.

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Before the Angelus:

Dear Brothers and Sisters, good morning and Happy New Year to all!

Today, the eighth day after Christmas, we celebrate the Holy Mother of God.  As the shepherds of Bethlehem, we remain with our gaze fixed on Her and on the Child she has in her arms.  Thus, showing us Jesus, Savior of the world, She, the Mother, blesses us.  She blesses the path of every man and every woman in this year that begins, and which will be good in fact in the measure in which each one will have received God's goodness, which Jesus came to bring to the world....

Complete 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.

Museums and Galleries (The Oakwood Register) January 30, 2019

The Marian Library--Seventh Floor of Roesch Library--300 College Park--Dayton, OH 45469-1390

Phone: 937-229-4214

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Mon-Fri

Ongoing: Experience Mary Through Art--Recognized as the world's largest collection of printed materials on Mary.

Ongoing: Creche Museum--The true meaning of Christmas can be found in The Marian Library anytime of the year.  Select nativities from their international collection, each in their own unique settings, are chosen to be on display in this year-round museum.

Ongoing: Devotional Art--The hallways of the Marian Library are open to the public.  Discover the beautiful collections of Marian statues, paintings, sculptures, and more.

February 11 - March 29, 2019: The Many Faces of the Madonna--A 25-year retrospective showcasing over 120 art exhibits.

Complete Issue [see page 10 for article]


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