University of Dayton Exhibit Profiles the Blessed Mother


The University of Dayton's Marian Library is featuring a collection of photographs that profile Mary according to different cultural perspectives. According to the University:

"Le Point Vierge: Mary and the Catholic Imagination" runs now through Friday, July 26, in the Marian Library Gallery on the seventh floor of Roesch Library...

...Creighton University theology professor Wendy M. Wright traveled the Los Angeles area for seven years, holding conversations with the Catholic faithful. She found images of Mary in churches, sacred places and shrines, in media including statues, stained-glass windows, icons and textiles. Wright interpreted those from various perspectives of Catholic tradition.

The 25 photographs in the exhibit are by Omaha photographer Dorothy Tuma who joined Wright for the final portion of the research.