Mary's Flowers and Gardening

John S. Stokes Jr., of the Mary Gardens movement, compiled an extensive website dedicated to Mary's flowers and plants beginning in the 1980s. Stokes donated his website to the care of the Marian Library and it was transferred in early 2010. We have recently incorporated that content into All About Mary.

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Latest News and Events


In the News: Feb. 11, 2017

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


Weekly Features: Feb. 13, 2017

This resources for this week look at a wide variety of themes including an apostolic letter on the dignity of women and a survey on Marian art.

Fine and Performing Arts

Litany of Loreto in Images

Tower of Ivory and Seat of Wisdom?

In the Reading Room

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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Contact Us

International Marian Research Institute

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390