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Mary in the News: Feb. 4, 2020

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


Consecration to Mary Study Group

What is the safest, easiest, shortest, and most perfect way of approaching Jesus?

Come to the Consecration to Mary Study Group at St. Albert, and find out!

At this group, you will have the opportunity to…

  • grow closer to Jesus and His Mother.
  • study and discuss our faith.
  • meet like-minded people.
  • enjoy free hot coffee/tea on a chilly night.

Tuesdays, 7:30 - 9 p.m., Feb. 11-Mar. 24, 2020

The Spirit Center of St. Albert Parish (behind the playground) 3033 Far Hills Ave., Kettering, OH 45429

Who:  Everyone is invited!

What: Discussion on St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s The Secret of Mary and Preparation for Total Consecration to Jesus Christ through Mary by Father Hugh Gillespie (New York: Montfort Publications, 2012).

*Secret of Mary free download online or $1.60 for the 16 page print out.              

*Free coffee and tea hosted by the Legion of Mary.

*To buy both texts for $10, call by Feb. 9th: Gloria Dodd (937) 229-1431 

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

Myriad Pictures to launch European Film Market (EFM) sales on faith-based drama, Fatima, at the Berlin Film Festival which runs from February 20-27, 2020.

Myriad Pictures has picked up international sales on faith-based drama, Fatima, starring Stephanie Gil, Lúcia Moniz, Joaquim de Almeida, Goran Visnjic, Sonia Braga and Harvey Keitel and will launch sales at EFM this month.

Bob and Jeanne Berney’s revived distribution label, Picturehouse, will release the drama in North America on April 24 on more than 1,000 screens.

Marco Pontecorvo directed from a screenplay he co-wrote with Valerio D’Annunzio and Barbara Nicolosi based on historical events about a ten-year-old shepherd and her two young cousins in Fátima, Portugal, who report seeing visions of the Virgin Mary....

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Marian Events

Title: Mary in Miniature

Topic: Book of Hours in the Marian Library's Collection

Dates: January 27, 2020 - July 17, 2020

Time: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday

Location: University of Dayton, Marian Library Gallery, seventh floor of Roesch Library

Free and open to the public

Books of Hours--devotional books centered on a series of prayers to the Virgin Mary--were the bestselling book in Europe for over 300 years, from 1250-1550.  This exhibit highlights Books of Hours in the Marian Library's collection--their art, their text and their unique (and sometimes unusual) features.  Books of Hours, also called horae, not only contain artistic masterpieces in miniature but also provide a window into the religious and social lives and customs of their medieval readers....

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Angelus Address: On the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord (Full Text) (Zenit), February 2, 2020

Here is a ZENIT translation of the address Pope Francis gave 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!

Today we celebrate the feast of the Presentation of the Lord, when the newborn Jesus was presented in the Temple by the Virgin Mary and Saint Joseph. Observed on this date also is the World Day of Consecrated Life, which recalls the treasure in the Church of those that follow the Lord closely, professing the evangelical counsels....

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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.

Cataloging Myriad Materials and Myriad Languages in the Marian Library (University of Dayton Blogs) November 21, 2019

Since its beginning in 1943, the Marian Library has collected materials from all over the world, in dozens of different languages. According to early issues of the Marian Library Newsletter and a history of the Marian Library by Brother Stanley G. Mathews, S.M., a librarian in the early years of the Marian Library, the first library volunteers reached out to communities in the United States and other parts of the world to share the Booklist of the Marian Library, an initial list of 2,607 Marian titles and the progenitor of today's catalog and the more than 112,000 volumes in the Marian Library today. At one early point, "branch directors" in communities around the world--including Lima, Peru and Ixopo, South Africa--also used the Booklist to inform their own library collection development and to report back on additional Marian books. Since then, the international perspective on Mary that has shaped the Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute has been a strong influence on collection development....

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