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Current Exhibit

Rituals of Healing: Body, Mind, Spirit

Feb. 8 – April 20, 2023

Free and open to the public

Stuart and Mimi Rose Gallery (Roesch Library, first floor) 

University of Dayton first-year students in Professor Liz Hutter’s writing seminar curated this display of artifacts from the Marian Library collections. While practicing writing as a model of inquiry and discovery, students wrote narratives to explore what individuals or groups believe about religion, medical expertise, and healing of the body, mind and spirit.

Marian Library Gallery (Roesch Library, seventh floor)

Materials included in this section of the exhibit feature Mary’s roles in health, healing and rituals — including tarot cards, Catalan goigs and Schluckbildchen. Additional themes include the intersection of Catholic rituals with other faiths and spiritualities, as well as the history of Our Lady of Health across regions and centuries.

Plan Your Visit

To see the full exhibit, visit between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday from Feb. 8 through April 20, 2023 when the Marian Library is open to the public. To see only the student-curated display, visit during Roesch Library hours

All areas of the exhibit will be closed on Friday, April 7, 2023.

Please check the Marian Library calendar before visiting.

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.




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