Educational Organizations

Universities, Organizations and Learning Centers

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Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

The Association for the Arch of Triumph of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and International Shrine of the Holy Innocents, a not-for-profit New York corporation, was formed on January 16, 2001 in Buffalo, New York. The Association's purpose is to build a truly world-class, globally significant shrine, to be located on the shore of Lake Erie adjacent to downtown Buffalo.

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The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima

The Blue Army of Our Lady of Fatima, or the World Apostolate of Fatima, was established to spread the message of Fatima. It is an official Catholic organization, recognized by the Vatican.

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Catholic Home Study Program

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The Catholic Liturgy Library

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Creighton Univ. Collaborative Ministry Office

Creighton Univesity's website offers reflections on daily readings, an on-line book of the names of the dead and a thirty-four-week on-line Ignatian retreat.

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Ecumenical Society of the Blessed Virgin Mary

The Society exists to advance the study at various levels of the place of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the Church, under Christ and of related theological questions; and in the light of such study to promote ecumenical devotion. Its aim is to show that in the Blessed Virgin Mary Christians of many traditions may find a focus in their search for unity. The society is based in England, but the website includes information of the chapter in the USA.

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Fellowship of Catholic Scholars

The members of the Fellowship of Catholic Scholars wholeheartedly support the renewal of the Catholic Church undertaken by Pope John XXIII, shaped by Vatican II, and carried on by subsequent pontiffs. We accept the teachings of the Catholic Church and believe that contemporary questions must be considered with courage and dealt with in honesty. We strive to assist everyone to personal assent to the mystery of Christ as made manifest in the lived faith of the Church.

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Focolare

Focolare, also known as Opera de Maria [The Work of Mary], was founded by Chiara Lubich. Their rule for lay and consecrated members has been approved by the Catholic Church. They have a special charism for the ecumenical and inter-religious movements. Their web site is multi-lingual.

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Holy Cross Family Ministries

They are an international congregation of Roman Catholic Sisters, founded in 1826 in the village of La Louvesc, France.

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International Early Mariology Project

The International Early Mariology Project is the brainchild of Dr. Leena Mari Peltomaa, and has been developed in collaboration with Professor Pauline Allen, Director, Centre for Early Christian Studies, Australian Catholic University.

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International Schoenstatt Movement

Multi-lingual site for the Catholic Marian movement called, Schoenstatt. It originated in the Covenant of Love with Mary, the Mother of Jesus and all people, that Father Joseph Kentenich (1885-1968) for the first time sealed on October 18, 1914.

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Jacques Maritain Center

This center is in honor of Jacques Maritain who contributed a lot to different beliefs in culture, intellectual, and political concerns. It contains many documents written by Maritain.

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Legion of Mary (Unofficial)

To find information about the Legion of Mary, what it is, who can join, how to become a member, etc., along with helpful hints in praying the rosary, try out this website.

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Life on the Rock

Away at school and looking for good Youth/Young Adult Group? Check out the Life on the Rock College Network. This site is named Rocknet.

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Marianist Mission

Marianists in the United States work in parishes, juvenile courts, catechetical and retreat centers. However, their principal apostolate is Catholic education, at both the high school and the university levels.

The formation of a Marianist begins with an aspirancy program before the novitiate. This period of preparation is followed immediately by profession of first vows.

After college the young religious begins apostolic work, frequently as a high school teacher. After three or more years of experience in the active apostolate, Brothers who are preparing for the priesthood study four years of theology.

Practically all Marianist Sisters, Brothers, and Priests take graduate studies.

All of these studies are financed by the Marianist Mission, Inc.

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Marians in Kibeho

Cana Center in Kibeho, Rwanda under construction by the Association of Marian Helpers

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The Marian Studies Center

The Marian Studies Center (MSC) started unofficially with the preparations and writings of the first Volume of the Encyclopedia of the Virgin Mary in Lebanon, published in 2001.

The Founding Fathers of Notre Dame University belong to the Maronite Mariamite Order, and their congregation is fully devoted to the Virgin Mary. The University is the only institution of higher education in Lebanon and the Middle East that carries the name of the Holy Virgin, Our Lady (Notre Dame). The University Administration thought that it was entirely appropriate to establish a center for research and studies specifically related to Mary, the Mother of Jesus Christ, and entitled it the Marian Studies Center. This Center concentrates on specialized research related to this subject. This specialization becomes more significant when we realize that such a center, has no competitors in Lebanon or the Middle East.

The vision of the Marian Studies Center (MSC) is to become the unique research center for theological, historical, and cultural studies on the person and the meaning of the Virgin Mary in Lebanon and the Middle East.

This is a religious and historical illustrated compendium on present and former churches and shrines dedicated to the Virgin Mary in Lebanon. It is published in a number of volumes in the format of one volume per district (caza or cada). It is published in Arabic with summaries translated into English.

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Mariological Society of America

The Mariological Society of America is a theological society dedicated to the study of the Virgin Mary along with an interest in encouraging Marian catechetics and Marian spirituality.

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Marytown

Marytown is the home of the Conventual Franciscan Friars of St. Bonaventure Province whose life-mission is to carry on the work of St. Maximilian Kolbe in the spirit of St. Francis of Assisi.

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The Monks of Adoration

Contemplative Catholic monastic life dedicated to Eucharistic Adoration, the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary.

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Museums and Art Galleries on the Web

Index of web sites for art galleries and museums around the world.

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Notre-Dame de-la-Salette

Information about the sanctuary.

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Notre Dame University "Louaisze-Lebanon"

Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU) was founded in 1987 by the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary. NDU first came into being under the name of Louaize Center for Higher Education (LCHE) in 1978. LCHE was a joint venture between Beirut University College (BUC), now Lebanese American University (LAU) and the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary.

Later, inspired by a deep apostolic concern and guided by the needs of the community, the Order decided to start a new chapter in its history by founding an independent university. The legal finalization of this project was the promulgation by the President of The Lebanese Republic of the decree number 4116 on August 14, 1987, granting the Order the right to operate an independent university. Thus, Notre Dame University - Louaize was born, the only Catholic university adopting the American education system, not only in Lebanon but also in the entire Middle East. Three years later, in June of 1991, the University awarded its first bachelor degree to seventy-two graduates.

Along the lines set by the Vatican II Council, the Order decided to call on prominent persons from the Lebanese society to oversee the operations of the University. Consequently, a Board of Trustees was established to supervise the academic and administrative operations and to help in the planning and development of the University.

As a Catholic institution inspired by the cultural and spiritual heritage of the Maronite Order of the Holy Virgin Mary, Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU) seeks to provide comprehensive quality education that fosters excellence in scholarship, lifelong learning, enlightened citizenship, human solidarity, moral integrity, and belief in God.

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Notre-Dame du web

Information about Notre Dame and Ignatian Spirituality

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Pontifical Gregorian University

Italian language web site for the Gregorianum in Rome.

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Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum

Offical Italian language web site for the Marianum in Rome.

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Pontifical University Urbaniana

Italian language web site for the Pontifical Institute Urbaniana in Rome.

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Queen of Heaven Monastery

Benedictine Sisters of the Byzantine Church
Queen of Heaven Monastery
169 Kenmore NE #305
Warren, Ohio 44483

Phone: 330-856-1813
Fax: 330-856-9528

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Sociedad Mariologica Espanola

La pagina web oficial de la Sociedad Mariologica Espanola, con informacion sobre su fundacion, miembros, estatutos, publicaciones, etc.

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Society of Mary

The Society of Mary is one of several Catholic devotional societies within the Anglican tradition, honoring Her whom God has honored, the Virgin Mother of His incarnate Son, Jesus. This is the official website for the American Region of the Society.

Note that this Anglican group differs from the two Roman Catholic religious communities which are also called Society of Mary (i.e. Marianists and Marists).

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Society of the Divine Word

We are an international Roman Catholic missionary congregation of priests and brothers counting among its six thousand members, men from sixty-two different countries. Each is ready to leave his home and culture to bring the Gospel to those who have not heard the Good News about Jesus Christ or to local churches that are, at this time, unable to tend to the needs of the Catholic Christians.

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St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers

St. Joseph's Covenant Keepers (i.e. SJCK) is an informal international network of Christian men, under the patronage of St. Joseph, dedicated to strengthening the family.

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St. Mary's Institute, Caribbean Literacy Portal

Catholic website based in Trinidad and Tobago, Caribbean. An online institute focusing on Literacy and Early Literacy Research. Work is done on a voluntary basis by a group of educators, under the patronage of the Holy Virgin Mary.

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World Apostolate of Fatima England and Wales

This site has information about why Fatima is important, about Fatima itself, about the Fatima seers, and the work of WAF.

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Worldwide Prayer Cenacle Online

Since May 13, 2000, bringing people of various nationalities together in the spirit of Our Lady's Cenacle to pray for her intentions and to receive what she promises to those who come together in her cenacles. NOT an Official Site of the Marian Movement of Priests in Australia. There is no association whatsoever with them.

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International Marian Research Institute

300 College Park 
Dayton, Ohio 45469 

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