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Marian Library

Scholarship. Outreach. Devotion.

The Marian Library is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the research needs of the faculty and students of the University of Dayton and visitors worldwide. It also documents the diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary.
Founded in 1943

80 years

of growth since its founding by the Society of Mary.

7 centuries

of material with over 150 languages represented.

March 4 – June 28

Mary in Catholic Education

University of Dayton teacher education students used materials from the Marian Library to explore the Blessed Virgin Mary's role in Catholic education in various cultures over the years.

From the Blog
Libraries 02.19.24

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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Faith/Mission 02.06.24

Mary’s words to Bernadette near Lourdes, France, inspire the construction of a church and a shrine that draw millions of pilgrims each year. 

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Activities and Downloads
Fun and Games with Mary

Check out these family-friendly ways to connect with Marian Library collections. They were created by Marian Library faculty and staff for everyone to enjoy.

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