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Mary in the News: July 13, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Marian Library commitment to anti-racism

The Marian Library has affirmed its commitment "to facing the instances of racial bias and discrimination in our collections, services and spaces" and taking action to address bias and discrimination in its collection.  Read the library's powerful statement: Commitment to anti-racism.  

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

Translation of Marian Book into Chinese Now Available

The Marian History of the Early Church, Volume III in the Mary of Galilee series by Father Bertrand Buby, S.M., has been translated into Chinese.  The author generously donated a copy to the Marian Library recently.

Marian Events

Title: Something Beautiful for God

Dates: July 10, 2020 - August 15, 2020

Location: Family Rosary's Museum of Family Prayer

Father James Phalan, C.S.C., encourages you to create a Mary Garden and enter the contest sponsored by our sister ministry, the Museum of Family Prayer.

Through Family Rosary's Museum of Family Prayer, a 'sister' ministry to CatholicMom, we're launching now our First Annual Mary Garden Contest, to prepare for the Feast of the Assumption of Our Lady, August 15, 2020.  The idea is that people send us photos of their 'Mary Gardens' and we will give some prizes to the best.

There is a very old tradition of creating enclosed gardens with an image of Blessed Virgin in the middle, surrounded by all sorts of flowers and herbs that carry her name.  You may not realize that there are literally of hundreds of plants named after Our Lady in some way!

However, we're going to open it up a bit.  We're inviting submission of all sorts of gardens and sacred places with an image of Mary where people go to pray, in peace and beauty....

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Philippines: Re-consecration of Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel (Zenit), July 16, 2019

The Jolo cathedral was reopened July 16, nearly six months after the twin bomb attacks that killed twenty people and injured scores.

Hundreds of people gathered for the re-consecration of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, which also marked the feast of their patroness, Our Lady of Mount Carmel....

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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.

Statues of Mary vandalized in weekend of Catholic church attacks (Catholic News Agency) July 12, 2020

Boston police are investigating an arson attack on a statue of the Blessed Virgin Mary Saturday night, the second attack in the U.S. on a statue of the Virgin Mary in two days, and during the same weekend in which two Catholic church fires are being investigated for arson.

Police were called to reports of a fire on Bowdin Street in the Dorchester neighborhood Boston at around 10 p.m. on July 11.

Local police confirmed that a statue of the Blessed Virgin, located outside the church of St. Peter's Parish, had been set on fire and suffered damage.  Local police and firefighters responded to reports that an unknown individual had set fire to plastic flowers in the hands of the statue, causing smoke and flame damage to the face, head, and upper body of the statue.

The fire at St. Peter's is the latest in a series of fires and acts of vandalism which have struck Catholic churches in the last two days.

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