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The Speakers Bureau

We receive frequent requests to provide or suggest speakers for Marian events. The following is a list of faculty, staff and friends of IMRI available to speak on a variety of Marian topics. Contact with speakers can be made directly or by way of the International Marian Research Institute.

Available Speakers:

Alejandro Cañadas, PhD
Associate Professor of Economics
School of Business
Mount St. Mary's University
Adjunct Professor of Economics
School of Business & Economics
The Catholic University of America  

332 Mountaineers Way
Emmitsburg, MD, 21727

Specialties: Marian Spirituality in the Family, The role of Mary on the Spirituality of the Business Leader, The role of Mary in the Economy of Salvation

Language(s): Spanish, English

Notes: Necessary to plan ahead for travel

Celia Chua, M.I.C., S.T.D. 
Visiting Professor
International Marian Research Institute

314 Chemin Cote Ste. Catherine, Outremont-Montreal, PQ, Canada , H2V, 2B4
514-495-1551 (Montreal, Canada)

Specialities: Marian Spirituality, Mary and the Social Doctrines of the Church, Mary and Women

Language(s): English, French and Mandarin (Chinese)

Notes: Available in the spring, summer and fall when teaching at the International Marian Research Institute

Dr. Gloria Dodd
International Marian Research Institute

Specialities: Marian doctrines, some Marian apparitions, devotions such as the Rosary, Mary in history (1500-1964), the Legion of Mary

Language(s): English

Michael Duricy
International Marian Research Institute

Specialties: Media, Eastern Christianity, General Mariology

Language(s): English

Notes: Prefers to schedule around normal business hours

Sister M. Jean Frisk, S.S.M.
International Marian Research Institute

W284 N404 Cherry Lane
Waukesha, WI 53188-9416

Specialties: Mary in evangelization and catechesis, Mary Gardens, Rosary (history and devotions — including the development of the Hail Mary prayer and an introduction to various movements or organizations that promote the rosary and various other devotions. Instructing children, youth, and young adults, that is, teaching catechists and other teachers what one ought to know about Mary in age appropriate levels.

Language(s): English

Notes: Prefers to avoid driving out of town after dark

Maria E. Garcia, S.T.L.
Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Assistant
International Marian Research Institute

220 Heaton Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410

Specialties: Women of the Bible, Hebrew Anthropology, Interreligious and Ecumenical Dialogues, Mary in Scripture, Mary and the Women of the Old Testament, Mary and the Church, Mexican Marian Shrines, Mexican Madonnas

Language(s): Spanish, English

Notes: Weekends preferred, but not limited to

James R. Koelsch, S.T.L. 
Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Assistant 
International Marian Research Institute 
University of Dayton 
300 College Park 
Dayton, OH 45469-1390 
937-435-1815 (home office)

Specialties: New Evangelization, Dogmas, Scripture, Magnificat

Language(s): English

F. Antonio Larocca, S.M.C.
12 Ghebart
Dayton, OH

Richard Lenar, M.A.P.T., S.T.L.
Student and Graduate Assistant
International Marian Research Institute

10970 Limbach Court
Indianapolis, IN 46236
317-823-0124 (home)
317-431-7610 (mobile)

Specialties: Marian Dogmas, Apparitions, Rosary and Meditative Prayer, Mary in Classical Music, Ecumenical Dialogue

Mary Catherine Nolan, O.P. (M.S., M.A., MDiv, S.T.L., S.T.D.
Dominican Life Center #332
1269 E. Siena Heights Drive
Adrian, MI 49221

Specialties: Mary in Scripture, "Mary's Song, the Magnificat: Living her Timeless Prayer," Mary in Islam

Language(s): English

Notes: Assistance with transportation needed.

Chris Padgett

Specialties: Marian Dogmas, Marian Spirituality, Youth and Family Devotion to Mary

Danielle M. Peters S.T.D.
University of Notre Dame
Geddes Hall 246
Notre Dame IN 46556

Specialties: Marian Anthropology, Devotion, Spirituality, Doctrine

Father Johann G. Roten, S.M.
International Marian Research Institute

Father Thomas Thompson, S.M.
International Marian Research Institute

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Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 1390