Guide to the Father René Laurentin collection, 1948-2003


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Finding Aid


This collection contains the course materials, lectures, manuscripts, and published articles of French theologian, Father René Laurentin. Documents in the collection date from 1948 through 2003 and cover Catholic theology and Mariology. Course materials in the collection were developed primarily for the Marian summer institutes and International Marian Research Institute at the University of Dayton from circa 1966 through 2003. Course materials in English were translated from the French by Brother William Fakovec, S.M. The collection also includes Laurentin’s 1992 manuscript, “From Secularization to Consecration” as well as conference papers, published articles, and regular columns written by Laurentin. Additionally, the collection contains some personal correspondence related to Laurentin’s teaching and writing.

A wide variety of Catholic and Marian topics are covered in the collection, for example, Marian apparitions, Mary and the Church, Mary in scripture, Mary in the Liturgy, ecumenism, Charismatic Renewal, and Mary in the mystical tradition.


Marian Library

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Rene Laurentin, Mariology, International Marian Research Institute