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Upcoming Exhibit

Mary in Catholic Education

March 4 – June 28, 2024


Free and open to the public

The Society of Mary opened its first school in 1819 in Bordeaux, France, and education continues to be a key element of the Marianist mission. The Blessed Virgin Mary is an integral component of this educational culture as both a subject of teaching and an exemplar for educators. In this exhibit, teacher education students at the University of Dayton use materials from the Marian Library’s collections to explore how Catholic ideals have been shared with different audiences through various media. From Catholic comic books to an 18th-century primer and Marianist manga, visit to learn more about Mary across educational genres and cultures.

Plan Your Visit

Visit between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from March 4 through June 28, 2024 when the Marian Library is open to the public.

Closed March 19, May 27 and June 19.

Please check the Marian Library calendar before visiting.

This exhibit is a self-guided experience. It is located on the seventh floor of the Roesch Library building. It is appropriate for all ages. 


  • Familiarize yourself with accessibility assistance in Roesch Library.
  • In general, it should take around 30 minutes to an hour to explore the exhibit. Plan to arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before closing time. Please see the Exhibit Hours tab for more information.

It is helpful for our staff to know when large groups plan to visit. Please email or call 937-229-4214 to inform the staff of your chosen date and time. Our staff will be able to provide important information such as bus drop off locations, parking and tips for navigating the exhibit with groups.  




If you are visiting on a weekday, a parking pass is required. For a free parking pass, drive through the main campus entrance on Stewart Street just east of Brown Street and follow the signs to visitor parking. Stop at the visitor center, and an attendant will issue a parking pass. The closest entrance to P Lot is the ground floor (Learning Teaching Center) entrance. B Lot is closest to the main entrance of Roesch Library. 

See University of Dayton Public Safety Visitor and Event Parking for more information regarding car and bus parking.


Be Creative!
Color Our Collections
This coloring book was created from Marian Library materials used in the exhibit. Color its pages just for fun or use them in the classroom.
Download, Print and Enjoy!
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This exhibit, curated in part by UD teacher education students, explores how Catholic ideals have been shared with different audiences and through various media.

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