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Mary in the News: April 20, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


2020 Miriyam Award Winners

It is with great pleasure we announce the co-winners of the 2020 Miryam Award: Dr. Megan Reissman and the Dayton Athletics Women Leaders.  Each year, Campus Ministry's Center for Social Concern, in collaboration with others across campus, recognize a faculty, staff person, student, or group who has enhanced the climate for women at the University of Dayton.  This year's winners have gone above and beyond their normal call of duty and have held space for those in need, created new and exciting experiences and have expanded the inclusivity that the University of Dayton (UD) strives for in all we do.  This award reflects the inspiration found in Mary's yes at the Annunciation to God's call to carry the hope and love of Jesus into the world.  The presence of Dr. Reissman and the Dayton Athletics Women Leaders here at UD continue to inspire many.

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

Mary and Mercy Retreat available online

To celebrate Divine Mercy Sunday, the Marians of the Immaculate Conception have made their Mary and Mercy Retreat available online.  The first video is free, but there is a charge to rent each of the remaining four.  However, there is an option to support those with financial need.  Watch the trailer for details.  The proceeds from these retreats provide the main financial support for the good works of the Marian Missionaries of Divine Mercy.

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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

This year presents a unique situation for the MSA and its annual meeting due to the coronavirus pandemic.  We are moving forward with the 2020 conference in an online format.  Further details and links to access the MSA meeting will be sent to those who register ahead of the meeting.  

As a way to make the MSA greater visible and to engage potential new members, this year's conference will be free of charge.  Please share with your colleagues and those you believe might be interested in attending.

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If you have a social media account, please share our social media post about the conference as well.

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We look forward to discussing Mary's cultural and anthropological dimensions next month with all of you.

Father Edward Looney

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Mary During Jesus' Public Life (Zenit), March 23, 2020

The Papal Household Preacher, Father Raniero Cantalamessa, offered the Holy Father and the Roman Curia his second Lenten homily, under the general theme: Mary During Jesus' Public Life.

Given the present health emergency, this homily was recorded and transmitted later, reported Vatican News.

According to this Vatican source, Father Cantalamessa began by reminding that in this Lent's meditation, he is continuing with the series begun in Advent, following in the footsteps of the Mother of God.  "It will be a way to put ourselves under the Virgin's protection, in such a critical moment for the whole of humanity, due to the Coronavirus pandemic," he said....

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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.

Pray the Rosary during COVID-19 (University of Dayton blog) April 6, 2020

Several years ago while in Assisi, Italy, during our annual pilgrimage with my University of Dayton students, I discovered the Stations of the Cross Rosary, or Chaplet, as it is to be called. 

We were waiting to enter the Carceri (St. Francis' Hermitage in the mountains above Assisi).  There on the side of the road was a man selling various religious articles.  I noticed the beautiful Chaplet that has become central to my daily prayer particularly now during COVID-19.  

COVID-19 is preventing us from being physically present for our Catholic Services and particularly our Lenten Traditional Stations of the Cross....

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