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Mary in the News: Oct. 21, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Friends of the Creche Annual Meeting

This year's event, to be held on November 1, 2020, will be free and virtual.

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

New Book about Mary

Father Chris Kappes, Academic Dean at Saint Cyril and Methodius Byzantine Seminary, recently published a book on Mariology, The Definitive Guide for Solving Biblical Questions About Mary: Mary Among the Evangelists (Biblical Dogmatics Book 1).  The Kindle Edition is now available from Amazon.

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Marian Events

Title: First virtual Rosary Thursday

Theme: Sanctification of Priests

Date: October 29, 2020 [6 p.m. Rome time/Noon Eastern time]

Location: online via Zoom

Like many millions of people across the globe you may already be praying the Rosary on Thursdays. Worldpriest is now naming each Thursday as Rosary Thursday and invites you to offer your Rosary on that day for the sanctification of priests, which is also the Worldpriest Annual Global Rosary Relay prayer intention.

On the last Thursday of each month the Worldpriest Global Apostolate is planning a virtual Rosary Thursday.

In 2002, Pope John Paul II invited Catholics to pray the Mysteries of Light on Thursdays. These mysteries focus on the public life of Jesus, the Light of the world.  Included are: Jesus' Baptism; the Wedding Feast of Cana; His revealing of God's Kingdom; His Transfiguration; and the Institution of the Eucharist....

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Rosary for the World Is a "Movement of Love," Says Eduardo Verastegui (Zenit) October 19, 2020

Eduardo Verastegui explains how the initiative a "Rosary for the World" has become "a community of prayer ... a Movement of Love," and he invites us to pray one-million Rosaries to the Virgin Mary next Sunday, October 25, 2020.

On the occasion of the month of the Rosary, Zenit talked with actor Eduardo Verastegui, Director, Producer, and Founder of the Viva Mexico movement and promoter of the "Rosary for the World," a prayer group that arose in social networks during the lockdown....

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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.

Sanctuaries, shrines Catholics can 'visit' virtually in Europe, Mideast (Catholic News Service) July 9, 2020

Despite ongoing and unpredictable travel restrictions, there are still a number of important sites, shrines, and sanctuaries people can 'visit' online in Europe and the Middle East....

The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Portugal offers a livestream of the chapel and live daily broadcasts of praying the rosary and Mass at This link also provides a gallery of pictures, videos and "sounds," including an audio library of Marian hymns....

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Incunabular Inscriptions and Doodles from Days Gone By

Centuries-old inscriptions of cartoony faces and pointed fingers whisper from the margins of the infancy of printing: analysis, emphasis ... and boredom.

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Weekly Marian Features: Oct. 26, 2020

Rounding out the last week of October, the Month of the Rosary, with more rosary resources and other timely selections.

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