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Rector's Office Directories & Documents

Educational Resources and Recommended Readings

To help you along your journey at the University of Dayton, the office for mission and rector offers these resources about the Marianists, the Catholic traditions and character of the University, and our Marianist educational philosophy.



university of dayton

Marianist Heritage Tour of UD Campus 

The Heritage of Nazareth


Founders of the Marianist Order

Three O'Clock Prayer

Blessed William Joseph Chaminade: His Life and His Legacy


The Marianists History


2013 Marianist Heritage Lecture



University of Dayton

Common Themes in the Mission and Identity of the University of Dayton Document

Common Themes in the Mission and Identity of the University of Dayton  Brochure

Commitment to Community   PDF    Pledge   

Hard Times on the of UD by Roz Young
     PDF        Digital Booklet

Educating Faith-Filled Leaders in the Midst of Adaptation and Change: A Short History of the University of Dayton

The Catholic Intellectual Tradition and the Mission of the University: A Continuing Conversation


"Characteristics of Marianist Universities" complete document

Individual documents on each characteristic: 

Association of Marianist Universities

Marianist Founder's Dinner 2011 Keynote Message by Rev. David Fleming, S.M.

"Why Study Mary" by Rev. François Rossier, S.M.
[ MS Word ]

The Marianist Spirit, A Response to the Educational Challenges of Our Time by Rev. Manuel Cortes, SM, 2014 Marianist Lecture

"Ex Corde Ecclesiae, Apostolic Constitution of the Supreme Pontiff John Paul II on Catholic Universities"
[ PDF ]


Marian Library

North American Center for Marianist Studies 


Office for Mission and Rector:

Our Madonna & Child Logo Usage Guidelines
[ DOC ]


Office for Mission and Rector

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