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Mary's Life with Flowers

The Marian Library Gallery is showcasing 24 newly commissioned paintings by Cincinnati artist Holly Schapker that feature Mary flowers in relationship to scenes from Mary’s life. Several paintings pay homage to well-known masterpieces.

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In the News: April 25, 2017

Read recent items about Mary in both Catholic and secular news. Also see International Marian Research Institute news and updates.

Faith/Mission

Weekly Features: April 24, 2017

This week we take a peek into the month of May. You will also learn about Mary and the Gospel of Life, Collyridians and the Marian symbolism of fountains.

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Mary's Garden

The University of Dayton library will house more than books this spring. For the first time, it will feature a living indoor garden filled with some of the hundreds of flowers and plants named in medieval times as symbols for the Virgin Mary.

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Marian Library

Home to one of the world's largest collections of materials on Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ.

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Holly Schapker

Art & Exhibits

Discover the art of the Marian Library. Browse traveling exhibits of Marian art as well as treasures from our vast collections.

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Statue of Mary in prayer from University of Dayton campus

Prayer Corner

The opportunity to submit a prayer request, join our extended prayer circle and pray for the intentions of the Holy Father and the Marian Library.

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Academic Program

Educational Program

Learn more about our certificate program and the Marian concentration in the University of Dayton's master's degree program in Theological Studies.

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All About Mary

An encyclopedic tool dedicated to information on Mary, the Mother of Christ. Various languages are represented.

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A Marian Forum

Research-oriented. Thematic. Ongoing. Online. The purpose of this free forum is to take stock of where Mariology stands today.

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International Marian Research Institute

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390

937-229-4214