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Mary in the News: March 16, 2021

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Saint Joseph in Art

Monsignor John Myler, an IMRI Graduate, narrated a half-hour video on Saint Joseph which includes many images.


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

Newest Issue of the Radio Maria USA Newsletter Now Available

The March 2021 Newsletter of Radio Maria USA is available to view free online [requires Adobe Acrobat Reader]. 

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Marian Events

Title: Marian Forum

Theme: Annunciation and Contemporary Challenges

Date: March 25, 2021

Time: 12:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern time (USA)

Location: Online

University Libraries and the College of Arts and Sciences will co-host a Marian Forum March 25 that will explore the theme Annunciation and Contemporary Challenges: Be Not Afraid (Luke 1:30).  Presenters will explore connections between the scriptural story of the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she would be the mother of God's son, and contemporary challenges of racism, immigration, and the pandemic.

  • 2:30 p.m.: Livestream of Mass for the Solemnity of the Annunciation
  • 2-3 p.m.: "The Annunciation and Contemporary Injustices" (Father Sebastien Abalodo, S.M.; Corinne Daprano; Miranda Cady Hallett)
  • 3-3:30 p.m.: 3 o'clock prayer, followed by music and art presentation
  • 3:30-4:30 p.m.: "The Annunciation and the Pandemic" (Roger Crum; Mary Connor; Fred Tenover)

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Mary in the Catholic Press

Pope Francis to give Knock Shrine new international status on St. Joseph's feast [Catholic News Agency] March 11, 2021

Pope Francis will officially designate Knock Shrine in Ireland as an international Marian and Eucharistic shrine on the feast of St. Joseph next week.

The Irish Catholic Bishops' Conference announced March 11 that the pope will give Knock Shrine official recognition and send a video message to the shrine on the night of March 19.

"This feast of St. Joseph is very appropriate to establish Knock as an international Marian and Eucharistic shrine," Archbishop Michael Neary of Tuam said as he welcomed the announcement.

The Irish archbishop explained that St. Joseph appeared along with the Virgin Mary in the apparition at Knock in 1879....

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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.

Tourist Tip #310 / The Church of St. Anne (Israel News), March 12, 2021

This crusader structure is refreshingly unadorned compared to other medieval churches, but the extraordinary acoustics make it worth waiting for a hymn.

If you're not planning to explore the great medieval churches of Western Europe any time soon, take time out for their little cousin in Jerusalem's Old City....

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