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Mary in the News: Feb. 16, 2021

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Deadline to Apply for Koehler Award

The Rev. Theodore Koehler, S.M., International Student Award provides a $500 scholarship to a returning international student (with non-immigrant visa).  IEP students are ineligible.  Award criteria include financial need, a good academic record, and personal characteristics which reflect the Marianist tradition.

Applications are due Friday, Feb. 19, 2021. 

For further information please contact the Koehler Award Committee Chair, Joan Milligan at

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

Last week to register for online faith formation classes

Marianist Studies: Prayer and Mary in Scripture & Tradition are just two of the online classes available at  Learn on your schedule with three-week or five-week e-courses, free for U.D. employees.

The registration deadline is February 17, 2021.

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Marian Events

Title: Rosary Thursday

Theme: Sanctification of Priests

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: Noon Eastern time (USA)

Location: Online

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.

This prayer time for Rosary Thursday will take the form of a virtual Rosary at 6 p.m. local Rome time, being prayed for the sanctification of priests and the intentions of Pope Francis.  Everyone around the world--regardless of their location--will be very welcome to join in this important time of prayer.  However, all participants will need to register by simply clicking on the link below.

This virtual Rosary Thursday will make use of Zoom technology. It will open at 17.40 hours, with a slide show selection of photographs from various Global Rosary prayer locations from around the world, before the prayers begin at 18.00 hours, concluding at 18.30 hours.

Worldpriest website


Mary in the Catholic Press

Marian Resources from the Catholic Bishops of the USA [] February 16, 2021

As the Mother of God, the Virgin Mary has a unique position among the saints, indeed, among all creatures.  She is exalted, yet still one of us....

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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.

The Garden Way of the Cross (Book Review), January 21, 2021

With so many of us unable to attend Mass or Church Services, prayer alone or in small groups is 'the order of the day'.  This little book by Father Thomas A. Stanley, S.M., is the perfect way to enhance your Lenten prayer life.  Even though the "Way of the Cross" is typically a Roman Catholic tradition, the 'botanical' aspect of the book, which follows Jesus' way to the cross, is based on Scripture that is familiar to all Christians.  If you like flowers and gardening, it will have even more appeal!  Also, the Fourth Station is Marian.

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