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Update: Myra talks Ave Maria on Sunday TV

This teaser video clip  (click the photo) has me curious. Myra Daniels really does love Ave Maria, and this Sunday we’ll be able to hear why.

UPDATE: Wow – Myra is passionate about Mother Teresa, Ave Maria University, and the town of Ave Maria.  Full video is now available here.

Myra Daniels talks Ave Maria

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Hail Myra (hail, yes)

The formidable Myra Daniels has been a “maker” for decades – a doer, a rut buster. This week the local PBS station featured this short profile, which highlights her involvement with the Mother Teresa Museum at Ave Maria. Myra (a Jewish octegenarian) mentioned praying about her post-retirement projects. She chose to help the Salvation Army and Ave Maria University, saying she was very  inspired by Mother Teresa’s gift of self to others. It is something she wants to imitate in her own way. Hail Myra.

Mother Teresa exhibit opens April 2, anniversary of John Paul II’s death

Ave Maria University’s new Mother Teresa Project Exhibition Hall will open to the public on Aprilmother teresa project 2, 2014. According to new information on its website, this date was selected “in honor of Mother Teresa’s friend, Pope John Paul II, on the ninth anniversary of his entrance into heaven.” The opening had been tentatively slated for the feast of St. Joseph, March  19.

According to its website, the Mother Teresa Project “educates students on the life and unique spirituality of Mother Teresa through a program of study that immerses them in her life and writings.”

mother teresa project information

Update: Link to the AMU press release.

What’s up at Ave Maria University?

The 3rd Annual AMU Scholarship Dinner was held on Feb. 20, 2014 at the Ritz-Carlton, Naples.

Someone in the know had this to say:

The whole video is great: Cog Audino juggling during Jim Towey’s speech, Myra’s passion about the Performing Arts Center, and everything. But if you really want the goods, check out Travis’ troupe at 1:50 when Andrew Olson, Michael Stewart, Nicholas Robert George Ciavarra, John C Miller, Peter Atkinson, and Andrew Heim rock out to One Direction.

Mother Teresa at the Ritz

AMU had its big gala tonight (at the Ritz). The legendary Myra Daniels (may God bless her and this project more and more) and President Towey seem well-positioned to raise the millions needed for the new performing arts theater and Mother Teresa museum. I am a big supporter of this very worthy project, which will be about 300 yards from my front porch. But I couldn’t stop laughing at the first sentence of this story (close your eyes and imagine a wrinkled Sister in a white sari tapping her toes to the music):

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Click to read the original article’s first sentence

which brought this book to mind:

Godattheritz

Monsignor Albacete’s book “God at the Ritz” is excellent (if you live in town I’ll loan it to you)

UPDATE: As ever, the Ave Herald has the best coverage of the gala:

“You have blessed me by giving me the chance to do this,” Mrs. Daniels said. “This is the most exciting thing I have done. It’s needed, it’s wanted, and it will change the life of the students.”

and of the dedication of the temporary home of the Mother Teresa Museum:

Sr. Lima Marie told the group, “I really feel the presence of Mother here. Anyone who visits won’t be the same person when they come out of this room.”

Location of the new Ave Maria Center for Truth, Beauty and Goodness* and Mother Teresa Museum

For those who are curious, we have pieced together exactly where the Ave Maria Center fperfoming arts center and mother teresa museumor Truth, Beauty and Goodness* will be located. Today AMU issued a press release with this site plan:

According to the clues provided in the Ave Herald, we can overlay the site plan onto the official county map of Ave Maria to see exactly where AMU plans to build the performing arts center and Mother Teresa museum:

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[*not its real name]

Big news: Ave Maria Center for Truth, Beauty & Goodness* launches this week

I hope its prettier

After a year of whispers, the news finally leaks out as Ave Maria University gets ready for its annual gala: a new $10 million performing arts center is planned. The Ave Herald has the best details (they usually do).

May this facility ever be to God’s greater glory and may God bless Myra Daniels.

[*not its real name]

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