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Mary in the News: April 6, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


News from Father Donald Calloway, M.I.C.

My book, Consecration to St. Joseph: The Wonders of Our Spiritual Father, is now available for purchase!  The great St. Joseph is about to come on the scene like never before!

Consecration to St. Joseph follows the traditional 33-day method of Marian consecration initiated by St. Louis de Montfort.  The program can be done by individuals, groups, parishes, and entire diocese(s).

Please help spread the word of the first worldwide movement of consecration to St. Joseph and also let people know about it on your social media sites.

Now is the time for consecration to St. Joseph!

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Website of Father Calloway

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

Fatima film release delayed amid coronavirus crisis

Moviegoers anticipating the feature film about the story of the children of Fátima will have to wait a few more months to see the famous miracle story on the big screen.

The historical drama, directed by Marco Pontecorvo and distributed by Picturehouse, was originally scheduled for widespread release April 24, the second Friday of Easter.  But like many films slated for this spring, Fatima was pushed back because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic....

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Marian Events

Title: Annual Meeting of the Mariological Society of America (MSA)

Topic: The Person of Mary: Her Cultural and Anthropological Dimensions

Dates: May 12-15, 2020

Time: T.B.D.

Location: Online

The Administrative Council of the MSA cancelled the in-person meeting in Washington State.  However, their Annual Meeting will still be arranged on the scheduled dates in an online format.  Updated information regarding registration and schedule will be communicated when all the details are worked out.

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Mary in the Catholic Press

People of Ireland to be Consecrated to Immaculate Heart of Mary for Protection Against COVID-19 (Zenit), March 24, 2020

On March 25, 2020, the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord, at noon Archbishop Eamon Martin joined with bishops and priests from all over the island of Ireland in consecrating the people of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary for strength and protection from the Coronavirus, Covid-19.  People are invited to join the consecration in a moment of prayer with their families or as individuals.  The Consecration coincided with Pope Francis' invitation to people all over the world in praying the Lord's Prayer at Angelus time that day.

Over the nine days since Saint Patrick's Day, many people have joined a novena in preparation for the moment of Consecration which includes the Prayer of Consecration of Ireland to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.  Bishops and priests will lead the Consecration from their homes, cathedrals, and churches across the country.  The faithful are invited to join their local priest or bishop from their home, via webcam, to prayerfully participate in this Act of Consecration during these unprecedented and worrying days for us all....

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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.

And the Winners are ... (Grapevine University of Dayton blog) March 25, 2020

University Libraries presents annual awards for teacher education majors or minors; international students; and published student writers.  Students apply early in the winter term, and a committee for each award selects the winners. This year, each honor includes a $500 award.  Join us in congratulating these outstanding students....

Vinayak Vijayan

Rev. Theodore Koehler, S.M., International Student Award

The Rev. Theodore Koehler, S.M., International Student Award provides a scholarship to a returning international student with a non-immigrant visa.  Vinayak Vijayan is conducting research in biomechanical engineering as he pursues a doctorate in mechanical engineering.  He received his bachelor's degree at UD, then left to do his master's degree elsewhere.  He says he soon realized his new university lacked UD's sense of community and welcoming warmth.  Having returned to UD, he teaches part time in the STEMM program at Chaminade Julienne High School.  Vijayan says he tries to practice servant-leadership as a teacher, as a mentor to the undergraduates in his lab group, and as a volunteer.  He maintains a 4.0 cumulative GPA and is a member of the engineering honor society Pi Tau Sigma.  Vijayan is originally from India....

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