Skip to main content

Marian Forum

The purpose of the Marian Forum is to provide a yearly occasion for the University of Dayton community, the global Marianist community and the International Marian Research Institute to reflect more deeply about Mary and the wide range of topics related to Mariology. Some of the Forum's past topics have included: connections between Mary and the global COVID pandemic; immigration; Mary and the arts; and more. The Forum alternates between offering formal academic presentations and more interactive or spiritual activities, such as liturgies for the Feast of the Annunciation, campus pilgrimages and panel discussions.

2023 Marian Forum

This two-part forum will focus on the Blessed Virgin Mary in regards to healing physically and spiritually through rituals and miracles, as well as the healing of communities. 

attend in person or online

Join us for one or both events either in person or online via Zoom. In person seating is limited. All can participate online.

Exploring Disability, Spirituality and Community at Lourdes Sanctuary
3:30–4:30 p.m. Feb. 9
Roesch Library Collab (Room 240)

Liz Hutter, assistant professor of English, will present on therapeutic and spiritual healing in Lourdes, her Marian Library resident scholar research topic. Her presentation will be followed by a Q&A session as well as the opportunity to visit the Rituals of Healing: Body, Mind, Spirit exhibit curated in part by students in Hutter’s ENG 100 writing seminar.

Register to participate online
A Conversation with Mickey McGrath
3:30–4:30 p.m. Feb. 28
Roesch Library gathering place

Artist Mickey McGrath, OSFS and Darden Bradshaw, associate professor in Art and Design, will engage in an interview-style discussion on the role of art in the healing of communities. 

Register to participate online

The Marian Forum is presented by the Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences, the International Marian Research Institute, the Marian Library and University Libraries, Campus Ministry and the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives.


International Marian Research Institute

300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469