Thomas Thompson, S.M.

Lecturer and Research Assistant; International Marian Research Institute



Email: Thomas Thompson, S.M.

Marian Library RM 310C

Courses Taught

In the program of the International Marian Research Institute:

  • Research and Bibliography
  • Mary in Modern Church History
  • Mary in Liturgy and Devotion
  • Mary and Ecumenism


  • B.A., University of Dayton (1958)
  • M.A., University of Pittsburgh (1963)
  • S.T.L., University of Fribourg (1968)
  • Ph.D., Pittsburgh Theological - University of Pittsburgh (1977)

Professional Activities

  • Administrative Secretary of the Mariological Society of America
  • Editor of Marian Studies
  • Catholic History Association

Research Interests

  • Hymnody and chant
  • Ecumenism
  • Spirituality and devotion

Selected Publications

  • "Vatican II and Beyond," in Hilda Graef: Mary: A History of Doctrine and Devotion (Notre Dame: Ave Maria Pess, 2009) 401-455; 525-532.
  • "Distinctive Traits of Marianist Spirituality," Marian Studies 54 (2003):57-74.
  • "A Pioneer Document: 'The Virgin Mary in the Plan of God and the Communion of Saints," in Mary for Time and Eternity (Gracewing, 2007), 316-335.