The purpose of this forum is to take stock of where Mariology stands today.
The Marian Forum is both online and ongoing with a specific assigned theme each session. Why? This format can overcome the difficulties of travel, health, time, money and distance which prevent participants from coming to a specific place. We have studied various options and conclude that teleconferencing is the best vehicle for communication. We hope that this will be an ongoing, more frequent format that will indeed allow fresh, new research and creativity in furthering the study and teaching of Mariology.
Our intention is to provide participants with two to three papers that will be presented live. After the online discussion and a review process, the papers will be published by the International Marian Research Institute.
All Marian Forum sessions are free of charge. There is no fee required to participate, but registration is required.
Mary and Ecological SpiritualityDr. Deyanira Flores and Fr. Johann Roten reflected and led discussions on Mary as a spiritual model to help us live responsibly in today's threatened nature and world.
Mary and the Church in the Teachings of Paul VI, John Paul II and FrancisFr. Thomas Thompson, Danielle M. Peters, and Rev. Alexandre Awi Mello discussed and answered questions on Mary and the Church in the Teachings of Paul VI, John Paul II and Francis.
Mary's Place in Today's ChurchFr. Thomas Buffer and Dr. Dennis Doyle presented on the subject of Mary's Place in Today's Church. Watch the video.
Teaching of Mariology in SeminariesWe joined together, across the globe in real time, to listen and discuss the first two presentations, by Dr. Robert Fastiggi and Fr. Benedict O'Cinnsealaigh, on the subject of Teaching of Mariology in Seminaries. Watch the video.