The Mariological Society of America

60th Annual Program

TELLING MARY’S STORY: THE “LIFE OF MARY” THROUGH THE AGES

May 26-29, 2009

Marywood Retreat and Conference Center 235 Marywood Drive St. Johns, FL 32259

The Mariological Society of America (MSA) is a Catholic theological association dedicated to studying and making known the role of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the mystery of Christ and the Church.

Marian Studies is the journal of the MSA. By publishing the proceedings of its annual meeting in Marian Studies, the MSA seeks to promote original research in Marian doctrine and devotion.

Please note:

All arrangements for the MSA Meeting are to be made through the MSA Secretariat: cecilia.mushenheim@notes.udayton.edu

Tel. : (937) 229-4294 (with Voice Mail) FAX: (937) 229-4258

RE: Emergency contact during meeting

The telephone number of the Marywood Retreat and Conference Center is here provided for you to give to those who may need to contact you during the meeting: (904) 287-2525 (for daytime).

After hours, all calls will be recorded and messages relayed the following morning.

P R O G R A M

TUESDAY, May 26, 2009

2:00 p.m. — Meeting of the Administrative Council

Evening

6:00 p.m. Dinner (6:00 to 6:45 p.m.)

7:30 p.m. “Theology as Biography” Fr. Johann G. Roten, SM, MSA President

 

WEDNESDAY, May 27, 2009

Morning

7:00 a.m. Morning Praise, Eucharist

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (8:00 to 8:45 a.m.)

8:45 a.m Registration

9:00 a.m. Welcome, Announcements – Fr. Johann G. Roten, SM, International Marian Research Institute

9:15 a.m. “A Triad of Storytelling about the Biblical Mary” – Fr. Bert Buby, SM, International Marian Research Institute

10:30 a.m. “The Virgin’s Hidden Past: From Ancient Marian Apocrypha to the Medieval Vitae Virginis” – Stephen J. Shoemaker, PhD, University of Oregon

Afternoon

12:00 noon Lunch (12:00 to 12:45 p.m.)

1:30 p.m. “Biographies of Mary in Byzantine Literature” – Luigi Gambero, SM, Marianum (Rome, Italy)

2:45 p.m. “Marian Piety and the Forging of the Community in Hendrick Goltzius’ Life of the Virgin” – Elissa Auerbach, PhD, Georgia College and State University

4:00 p.m. “The Life of Mary in Film”– Catherine M. O’Brien, PhD, Kingston University (England) – Michael Duricy, STL, International Marian Research Institute

Evening

6:00 p.m. Dinner (6:00-6:45 p.m.)

7:00 p.m. Evening Program – “A Collage of Recent Marian Films”

Marian Devotion/Evening Prayer

THURSDAY, May 28, 2009

Morning

7:15 a.m. Morning Praise, Eucharist

8:00 a.m. Breakfast (8:00 to 8:45 a.m.)

9:00 a.m. “The ‘Life of Mary’ and the Iconography of the Eastern Church”

– Dorian Llywelyn, SJ

Loyola Marymount University

10:30 a.m. “The Nativity Scene in the ‘Lives of Mary’”– Deyanira Flores, STD,

Catholic University ofCosta Rica, International Marian Research Institute

Afternoon

12:00 noon Lunch (12:00-12:45 p.m.)

1:30 p.m. “Mary and the Jews: Patristic-Medieval Legends”– Fr. Lawrence Frizzell, SSL, DPhil, Seton Hall University

2:45 p.m. “The ‘Imaginative Theology’ of Mary in Medieval French Literature: Sermons in Song and Story”– Judith M. Davis, PhD, Goshen College

4:00 p.m. “Dominican Mothers and Mystics: The Life of Mary in the Writings and Visions of Dominican Women” – Sr. Donna Maria Moses, OP, University of San Francisco

Evening

6:00 p.m. Dinner (6:00 to 6:45 p.m.)

7:30 p.m. “The Mystical City of God: A New Look at Maria of Agreda’s Baroque Approach to Mary’s Life and Character” – Marilyn Fedewa, Lansing, MI

Marian Devotion/Evening Prayer

FRIDAY, May 29, 2009

7:30 a.m. Morning Prayer

8:00 a.m. Breakfast

9:00 a.m. “The ‘Life of Mary’ as Told by Contemporary Novelists” – Fr. François Rossier, SM, International Marian Research Institute

10:15 a.m. Excursion (Bus service) Pilgrimage to the Shrine of Nuestra Señora de la Leche