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Mary in the News: Nov. 16, 2020

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Pope Appoints Advisor to Pontifical Commission for Latin America

The Holy Father has appointed as advisor to the Pontifical Commission for Latin America the Reverend Father Alexandre Awi Mello, of the Schönstatt Fathers, secretary of the Dicastery for the Laity, Family, and Life.

He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Santiago de Chile.  He then obtained a degree in Theology from the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Vallendar (Federal Republic of Germany, 2000) and successfully completed a doctorate in Mariology at the University of Dayton International Marian Research Institute in Ohio....

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

Online Marian Journal

The Centre for Marian Studies in the UK (Registered Charity 1183579) is relaunching its journal, Maria: A Journal of Marian Studies, which was last published in 2003. 

The new journal will be peer reviewed, online, and open access.  The Center wishes to attract new research relating to the Virgin Mary in the fields of theology, philosophy, literature, history, visual culture, music, sociology, anthropology, and psychology.  In addition, the journal will include translations of texts not previously available in English, together with book reviews and short communications.  We hope to encourage original contributions from Marian scholars of all religious traditions and none.

Full details of how to submit an article or translation for consideration by the editorial board, together with the style guide, are available on the website of the Centre for Marian Studies.

Center for Marian Studies website

Marian Events

Title: PAMI - Congresso Mariologico Internazionale

Theme: La scienza mariologica

Date: November 27-28, 2020 [3-7 p.m. Rome time/9 a.m.-1 p.m. Eastern time]

Location: online

A convocation of Mariological specialists that is based on the Circular Letter of the Congregation for Catholic Education: The Virgin Mary in Intellectual and Spiritual Formation (1998) and a letter by PAMI: The Mother of the Lord. Memory, Presence, Hope (2000), will gather online to:

1. study the current situation of the teaching of mariology in the curricula of the three academic cycles, particularly in the first cycle;

2. define a "Statute for Mariologists";

3. create the commission for the design and realization of an "inculturated Mariology" that translates into theoretical and practical principles the trans-disciplinary approach that the apostolic constitution Veritatis gaudium of Pope Francis (8-12-2017) places on the foundation of thought and theological thought.

(online November 27 and 28th - 8:00- 12 noon CST)

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Mary in the Catholic Press

U.S. Catholic Bishops on Mary ( November 16, 2020

... Mary embraces God's will and freely chooses to cooperate with God's grace, thereby fulfilling a crucial role in God's plan of salvation.  Throughout the centuries, the Church has turned to the Blessed Virgin in order to come closer to Christ.  Many forms of piety toward the Mother of God developed that help bring us closer to her Son.  In these devotions to Mary, "while the Mother is honored, the Son, through whom all things have their being and in whom it has pleased the Father that all fullness should dwell, is rightly known, loved and glorified and ... all His commands are observed."  The Church honors her as the Mother of God, looks to her as a model of perfect discipleship, and asks for her prayers to God on our behalf....

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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.

Coastal Rosary Ireland (Press Release) November 4, 2020

Our Island is in the midst of a great crisis.  The Rosary is the answer!   

Will you pray the Rosary for Ireland daily at 9 p.m. (if you can!) until December 1, 2020? 

Please spread the word and get others praying. 

Join one of the Whatsapp Groups below (only one!) … and we will keep you posted, and also send you Rosary Miracle Stories.

Coastal Rosary Chat Room 1

Coastal Rosary Chat Room 2

Coastal Rosary Chat Room 3

We all need to come together to make this work.  The Rosary is so powerful!  Our Lady wants to help us.  

God bless you, The Rosary at the Coast Team

The following groups support Rosary for Ireland:

Arc Media

The Legion of Mary

Totus Tuus

Radio Maria

ALIVE Newspaper

The Rosary on the Coast

The Divine Mercy Conference


Men for Christ

1 in 10 Rosary Mission

The Alliance of the Two Hearts

Divine Will Prayer Groups

Human Life International

Apostolate of Eucharistic Adoration

Paving the Way Home

Pure in Heart

Foyer of Charity

Fellowship of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

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