Skip to main content


Collage of four of the articles found in the content of this article

Marian Library in the Media 2023-24

By Kayla Harris

This past academic year, the collections, exhibits and expertise of the Marian Library have been featured in a variety of publications and media. 

Fall 2023

Sacred Scripture: ‘The Soul of Mariology’
Alive magazine
Father Bert Buby, S.M.

Hail Mary! 
President’s Blog: From the Heart (University of Dayton)
Eric F. Spina

Nature-Themed Nativity Scenes on Display at UD 
Dayton Daily News
Meredith Moss

Paradise Lost, Paradise Found 
University of Dayton Magazine
Cara Gfroerer ‘24

Interview With Bridget Retzloff About ‘Nativities and the Natural World’ Exhibit
Sacred Heart Radio: Driving Home the Faith

Beauty and the Birth of Jesus 
Family Online

A Garden for Our Lady: Honoring Mary with Plants
Catholic Rural Life
Kara Storey

Spring and Summer 2024

Listen Up! Approachable Audio Guides for Special Collections Exhibits
Archival Outlook
Michele Jennings

Mary, the Mother of Jesus: A Marianist Understanding of Her Faith as the First of All Believers
Alive magazine
Father James Heft, S.M. 

Mary’s Role in Catholic Education 
Family Online

The Many Faces of Mary 
Northwest Catholic
Jean Parietti

Mary in Catholic Education: An Exhibit at UD’s Marian Library 
The Catholic Telegraph
Kary Ellen Berger

Leaning Into Mary to Learn 
President’s Blog: From the Heart (University of Dayton)
Eric. F. Spina

‘Mary Gardens’ Bring Catholic Piety to the Garden
The Conversation; republished widely, including in National Catholic Register
Kayla Harris and Bridget Retzloff

No Mary: When Alleged Apparitions Get Rejected — and Why People Still Believe Them
National Catholic Register 
Johnathan Liedl 

Education of the Whole Person: How The Saint John’s Bible Empowers Catholic Marianist Tradition at the University of Dayton 
Education blog of The Saint John’s Bible Heritage Program (St. John’s University)

Holy Mary: Mary Goes to School
University of Dayton Magazine
Thomas M. Columbus

— Kayla Harris is an associate professor in the University Libraries and the director of the Marian Library.

Previous Post

‘Tidings’ Earns National Public Relations Award

Inaugural issue of newsletter receives top honor from the American Library Association.

Read More