Research and Publications

Research Projects | Findings

The Marian Library is a center for research. What artistic depictions of Mary hold the most meaning for youth, and what role does Mary play in the lives of teen-agers? What place does Mary hold in film or in juvenile literature? These are among the questions that intrigue scholars at the Marian Library, the headquarters for numerous research and publication projects.

Projects are interdisciplinary and are undertaken in cooperation with the University of Dayton's departments of music, psychology, religious studies and School of Education.

Among the research projects of the Marian Library are:

Research is also encouraged through the presentation of the Marian Library Medal, awarded regularly to recognize outstanding achievement in mariology
the presence of scholars-in-residence who contribute to Marian research.

Findings of Completed Research Projects

Mary and the Media

Marian Symbols in Buffy the Vampie Slayer
Mary in Film Database
A Faceless Madonna: Survey of Mary andYouth

Mary, Images and People: A Marian Art Survey

Mary's Many Ways With God

The Art Survey
The Results of the Survey
Reactions to Marian Art


The Marian Library also publishes scholarly works.

Publications include Marian Library Studies, a journal of original research, and Marian Studies, the proceedings of the yearly meeting of the Mariological Society of America.

A recent issue of Marian Library Studies -- Mater Fidei et Fidelium -- contained 818 pages of essays in five languages by 60 authors from three continents whose research explored many areas of Marian studies.

Art and Spirituality is a new series of brief monographs designed to promote personal meditation based on art. Its first issue was Deep Memories: A Marianist Icon.

In addition to providing news about current activities, the Marian Library Newsletter offers notices about new Marian books and important Marian events, as well as information about the Mariological Society of America.

Marian Library Publications In Print

Marian Library Newsletter

Marian Library Newsletter--Current Edition


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