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
614-769-3257
canadas@msmary.edu

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)
cchua1@udayton.edu

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
262-522-4208
srmjeanfrisk@schsrsmary.org

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 Assisant
International Marian Research Institute

220 Heaton Avenue
Dayton, OH 45410
937-422-6557
garciam1@udayton.edu

Specialties: Mary in Scripture, 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 
937-229-1435 
937-435-1815 (home office)
koelschj1@udayton.edu

Specialties: New Evangelization, Dogmas, Scripture, Magnificat

Language(s): English


F. Antonio Larocca, S.M.C.
12 Ghebart
Dayton, OH
937-367-7009
cormaria@gmail.com


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
mcnolan33@sbcglobal.net
mcnolan@adriandominicans.org

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
941-704-3394
chris@chrispadgett.com
www.chrispadgett.com

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
574-631-2894
dpeters8@nd.edu

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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