Skip to main content


Recent Posts
Libraries June 23, 2022
‘Golden’ Holy Cards

An 18th-century prayer card embellished with colorful cloth and shining foil gives a hint at its Germanic origins but invites questions about its connections to Italy.

Read More
Libraries June 06, 2022
Anichini’s ‘Divine Comedy’

Ezio Anichini, whose artwork is the focus of the Marian Library's current exhibit, visually narrated one of the greatest works of the Catholic faith — Dante's Divine Comedy.

Read More
Libraries May 27, 2022
Flowers from the Holy Land

Pressed, dried blossoms from sacred sites and places of pilgrimage provide inspiration and evoke reverence for nature.

Read More
Faith/Mission May 23, 2022
A Simply Sweet Hail Mary

Illustrations by Belgian children's book and fairy tale artist Jacques Gouppy prompt prayerful celebration of Mary's month.

Read More
Experiential Learning May 18, 2022
Connecting Classroom Learning to Library Employment

Student's expertise and curiosities in maps, genealogy, Catholic culture and the Italian language bring new insights to several Marian Library exhibits and collections.

Read More
Libraries May 16, 2022
Mary's Month in Magazines

Illustrations of the Blessed Mother in Italian periodicals in the early 1900s prompt researchers to ponder possible connections.

Read More
Experiential Learning May 02, 2022
A Garden for La Virgen de Guadalupe

A Marian Library collection prompts library intern Yamilet Perez Aragon ’23 to ponder the Blessed Mother's presence in artwork, plants, an urban farm and her faraway family.

Read More
Faith/Mission April 14, 2022
Somber Artwork of the Passion

Original paintings in the Marian Library by Ukrainian artist Roman Turovsky portray the Passion of Christ through the lens of hardship, flight, atrocity and upheaval.

Read More
Faith/Mission April 10, 2022
Pysanky for Peace

Preparing for Holy Week and Easter may include decorating eggs — including the Ukrainian pysanky tradition.

Read More
Fine and Performing Arts April 07, 2022
‘A Vision of Art and Faith’

This exhibit in the Marian Library features the Art Nouveau illustrations by early 20th-century Italian artist Ezio Anichini including his Litany of Loreto series.

Read More