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Mary in the News: July 22, 2021

By Michael Duricy

Marian Library and International Marian Research Institute Features


Article on Mary in Films 

The Spring 2021 issue of Soul magazine includes an interview of Michael Duricy by Jim Valois.

Complete Issue [see pages 28-29]

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

Virtual Marian seminar: To Jesus through Mary - A Theological Exploration of the Four Marian Dogmas

The Catholic Studies Academy has decided to offer an online seminar on the Virgin Mary from July 13 - July 22, 2021.  [If you miss a class, don’t worry!  All sessions will be recorded and sent to attendees.]

Each session will begin with a presentation by IMRI Graduate, Dr. Bulzacchelli, on the Scriptural witness, historical development, and theological significance of each of the four dogmas, followed by open discussion.  Bring your curiosity and your questions.

More Information [N.B. The time for the sessions is given in Central Time.]

Marian Events

Title: Bridges and Boundaries

Theme: The Role of the Virgin Mary in Faith and Culture

Date: July 8-10, 2021

Location: Online

MSA member, Dr. Catherine O'Brien, informed us about a free online conference organized by the Centre for Marian Studies and the Institute of Theology at St. Mary's University Twickenham, UK.  If you have any questions about this event, please email:

Conference Information

Mary in the Catholic Press

200th anniversary of the founding of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati (The Ember) June 22, 2021

While the bicentennial isn't over, the Marian Pilgrimage is.  I know, it's sad; but you can keep the joy of the pilgrimage alive by watching this incredible recap video.  It captures the beauty, hope and joy of the pilgrimage and wraps it up in a nice four minute package.

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.

'Rosary bishop' says Pope Francis' May prayer marathon feels like 'divine confirmation' (Catholic News Agency) May 1, 2021

A Catholic bishop known for his energetic promotion of the rosary has said that Pope Francis' announcement of a global prayer marathon, starting Saturday, felt like a 'divine confirmation'.

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley, Scotland, told CNA April 28 that the papal initiative mirrored a rosary campaign that has taken place across Britain since 2018.

"Hearing the Pope's announcement felt like a sort of divine confirmation that we had been doing what the Lord wanted and what Our Lady had inspired in us," said Keenan, who has been dubbed 'the rosary bishop'....

Complete Article

On a related note, Bishop Keenan spoke about Mary as Mother of the Eucharist on YouTube.

Mother of the Eucharist

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