The University of Dayton, a Marianist university in Ohio, is hosting a symposium this week to study the faith of Mary and how her faith informs the Church and the world.
“Faith is our response to God's offer, and Mary is the best example of one who said ‘yes’ with all of her being,” said Dennis Doyle, a religious studies professor at Dayton and a keynote speaker at the symposium, in a press release.
Starting today, the symposium called “Our Faith and Mary: A Symposium to Celebrate the Year of Faith” will feature numerous professors from Dayton and is sponsored by the Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute.
“On one hand, we live in a time when many people want to separate ‘spirituality’ from religion or faith or theology. On the other hand, there is some theology that becomes so dryly intellectual that it loses its connection with a lived spirituality,” he reportedly said. “Spirituality needs to be informed by theology, and theology needs to be directed toward aiding believers in living out the life of faith.”
The symposium was created in response to Pope Benedict XVI’s declaration of the Year of Faith.
Topics covered in the symposium will include how the faith of Mary informs contemporary theology and the importance of taking Mary’s example into our own lives and out into the world. Events in the evenings will include a rosary rally and a Marian concert.
For a full schedule of events, visit Our Faith and Mary.
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