2024 Marian Forum — American Patroness: Marian Shrines and the Making of U.S. Catholicism

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All around the United States, shrines to the Virgin Mary — from large suburban complexes to tiny urban lots — attract people from cultures, countries and customs around the world to meet the familiar figure of Mary in a land far from home and to define themselves as both Americans and Catholics. As communities adapt over time, relationships to Mary change as well.

The speakers, Karen Park and Katherine Dugan, are co-editors of American Patroness: Marian Shrines and the Making of US Catholicism (Fordham University Press, 2024).

This presentation was held online and in the Roesch Library Gathering Place on the University of Dayton campus from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2024.


Catholic Studies | Christianity


The Marian Forum at the University of Dayton is presented by the International Marian Research Institute, the Department of Religious Studies, the Marian Library, the University Libraries, Campus Ministry and the Institute for Pastoral Initiatives.

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