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Mary in the News: May 3, 2021

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


IMRI Graduates

UD's graduation ceremony on Friday, May 7, 2021, will list five IMRI graduates in the program: Father Rayar Kulandaisamy; Father Henry Sseriiso; James Koelsch; and Stuart Schafer who graduated with our Doctorate in Sacred Theology and Marie-Louise Handal who graduated with our Licentiate in Sacred Theology.  Father Sseriiso and Stuart Schafer plan to attend the ceremony on site. A livestream will also be available from the University of Dayton starting this Friday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern Time USA.  If you can't watch it at that time, the recording will be available on the website for some time afterwards.

Virtual Graduation Ceremony

If you are interested in the Baccalaureate Mass, it will be live streamed from the U.D. Arena on Saturday, May 8, 2020, at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time USA.  Baccalaureate Mass is the only Catholic Mass offered on campus on May 8-9, the Sixth Sunday of Easter.

Baccalaureate Mass via livestream

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

New Online Marian Course (University of Dayton) April 30, 2021

The Virtual Learning Community for Faith Formation (VLCFF) at the University of Dayton (U.D.) will offer a new online course, Images of Mary, starting May 16, 2021.  The goal of this three-week e-seminar is to present the basic concept of Mary as Mother of God as seen in art, and some global perspectives for enrichment, as well as a deeper appreciation of the role she plays within other cultures.

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Marian Events

Title: Annual Meeting of the Mariological Society of America (MSA)

Theme: Mary and the Word of God

Date: May 11-14, 2021

Location: Online

The Administrative Council for the MSA recently made the decision to move the 72nd annual meeting of the MSA to an online platform due to the uncertainty of the Covid-19 situation.  

Meeting Schedule

Registration Form

Mary in the Catholic Press

Bicentennial Marian Pilgrimage [Archdiocese of Cincinnati] April 17, 2021

The Bicentennial of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati is this year. Be a part of the longest Marian Procession in the United States.  

The pilgrimage begins Sunday, May 16, 2021 with a Mass at the Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Russells Point in the Northern area of the  Archdiocese.           

From there, a small group of pilgrims will begin this historic pilgrimage with a special statue of Our Lady of Fatima, blessed by Archbishop Schnurr for this occasion.

The pilgrimage will last for thirty-three days, making stops at parishes in every deanery of the Archdiocese, and will be highlighted by four cornerstone family events.

The pilgrimage will end at the Cathedral Basilica of St. Peter in Chains on the day of the bicentennial, Saturday, June 19, 2021.  On that day, the Archbishop will re-consecrate the Archdiocese to Jesus through Mary during a special Mass commemorating the bicentennial.

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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.

Mary Gardens for Mother's Day: A DIY Windowsill Display (Grapevine) April 14, 2021

May is the month of the Blessed Virgin Mary and Mother's Day!  On May 6, 2021 at 6 p.m., join Marian Library archivist, Kayla Harris, and library specialist, Melanie Fields, to grow your knowledge of the many flowers and plants named as symbols of the Blessed Virgin and be inspired to make your own dish garden display. 

The Mary's Gardens movement began in 1951 with John S. Stokes Jr. and Edward McTague's research on medieval flower names as symbols of the life, mysteries, and privileges of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus.  Stokes spent a half-century creating this movement and providing a multitude of resources so that others could begin their own gardening journey.  From a mail-order seed catalog service to an extensive website full of knowledge and experience, Stokes was passionate about sharing the faith and spiritual joy that can be found in tending to nature....

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