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The academic program serves a diverse, international student population: laity, religious and clergy, both men and women. While most students seek advanced pontifical academic degrees in theology with specialization in Mariology, others simply wish to satisfy a personal interest in Marian Studies.

The academic program is organized in a three-year cycle, with courses taught in three sessions: summer, fall and spring. Core courses include topics such as:

Mary in scripture
Mary in doctrine
Mary in the patristic, medieval, modern and contemporary periods
Mary in spirituality
Mary in liturgy.

The study of Mary is closely related to courses in Christology, ecclesiology and theological anthropology.

Various electives address the place of Mary in specific theologians (e.g., Augustine) and current schools of theology (e.g., feminist theology). Introductory courses include theological methodology, research and bibliography.

Program Cycle

The International Marian Research Institute organizes its intensive program of Marian Studies in a three-year cycle. The courses are mainly taught in the summer. To alleviate the heavy summer school schedule, part of the summer program is offered in the spring, anticipating the upcoming course offerings. The same courses are again offered in the fall. The courses are distributed over the three-year cycle in the following manner.

Year 1

  • Introductory Courses
    (Research and Bibliography, Introduction to Contemporary Mariology,
    Methods in Theology, Monographic Study of Marian Texts)

  • Mary and the Old Testament

  • Church in Patristic Period

  • Mary in Medieval Period

  • Ecclesiology

  • Mary in Ecumenism

  • Mary and the Church

  • Special Courses
    (Special Marian Topics, Monographs, Mary in Art, Mary in Music, Mary in Literature)

Year 2

  • Introductory Courses
    (Research and Bibliography, Introduction to Contemporary Mariology,
    Methods in Theology, Monographic Study of Marian Texts)

  • Mary and the New Testament

  • Christ in Patristic Period

  • Mary in Modern Period

  • Christology

  • Marian Doctrine

  • Mary in Theological Anthropology

  • Special Courses
    (Special Marian Topics, Monographs, Mary in Art, Mary in Music, Mary in Literature)

Year 3

  • Introductory Courses
    (Research and Bibliography, Introduction to Contemporary Mariology,
    Methods in Theology, Monographic Study of Marian Texts)

  • Mary and the Apocrypha

  • Mary in Patristic Period

  • Mary in Contemporary Period

  • Spirituality

  • Marian Spirituality

  • Mary in Liturgy

  • Special Courses
    (Special Marian Topics, Monographs, Mary in Art, Mary in Music, Mary in Literature)

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