August 2018

From 2018-08-20 to 2018-09-19

The Gateway to Know, to Love and to Serve Mary, Mother of Jesus

  • The International Marian Research Institute was established in 1975 at the University of Dayton in affiliation with the Pontifical Theological Faculty in Rome. 
  • The Marian Library is recognized both nationally and internationally as a center for scholarship on the Blessed Virgin Mary. It serves the research needs of faculty and students of the International Marian Research Institute, the broader University of Dayton community and visitors worldwide. It also documents the diverse expressions of popular devotion to Mary, and it provides public outreach through its exhibits, tours and reference services.

From 2018-08-15 to 2018-09-27



Not only the super powers must act, but as citizens of the world we also have a responsibility. To cross our arms and do nothing is to be an accomplice in the shameful and irreversible crime we are actually committing. We will never repeat it enough—each little action counts. Of course, we must recycle, compost, reduce our dependence on fossil energy sources, consume local products, eat less meat, avoid wasting hot water and electricity, etc. All these small acts bring us closer to the common goal which is to preserve our planet, but these will be insufficient if not accompanied by daily awareness and rational efforts. Choices we make every day such as: the shops or stores we buy from, the products we use, the trademarks and clothing labels we look for, are choices that support practices of certain enterprises, therefore to buy is to vote. Each convinced individual represents dozens even hundreds of votes sent in the same direction. No matter where we are—at work, at school, at home each individual action has a repercussion; those persons who have at heart the ecological cause dare take giant steps towards building a different world, a different future for humanity. Keeping in mind the fragility of our planet, they strive for the environmental balance and its preservation.

It’s in everybody’s interest.



Our Blue Planet is a sacred heritage. It is a gift from heaven and we must preserve it. To achieve our goal there is no miracle solution. We must conquer our ego, our individualism, our chronic wait-and-see policy; instead we must favor mutual aid, develop a conscious awareness and love for the people who are around us. Basically, it’s a question of love. Do we love our planet enough to prevent its destruction? Do we love nature enough to save it from irreversible harm? Do we love our children enough and the future generations to leave them a world that is pleasant to live in?

Let us love one another. Let us act and act now.

Emilien Roscanu

From 2018-07-27 to 2018-08-31

A Gateway

Intensive period of teaching to international students, of all races, languages, ages , professions and status with the same objective to better know, love and serve Mary.( the motto of the University and Institute sponsored by the Family of Mary known as the Marianist ). Recalling like only yesterday when I graduated in 2006 and obtained the STD (Doctorate in Theology, specialized in Marian Studies) in the same Institute. Lived  experiences of rich and hard work as I travel two to three times  a year to USA   yet  each trip brings consolations and fruits to my personal integration and deepening in terms of ratio et fides (knowledge and faith ) as missionary disciple of Jesus, daughter of the Church and sisters to humanity , like our Immaculate Mother, Mary.