Mary and the Catholic Imagination

Mary and the Catholic Imagination


Mary and the Catholic Imagination:

Sightings in Los Angeles



Tuesday, April 9

4:30 pm

Von der Ahe Family Suite

William H. Hannon Library (third floor)

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, CA 90045


Featuring Wendy Wright, author of The Lady of the Angels and Her City

Respondent: James L. Heft, S.M., President of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California


This presentation accompanies Le Point Vierge: Mary and the Catholic Imagination, a photography exhibit displayed in the William H. Hannon Library from April 7-20, 2013.  This photographic exhibit features work by Dorothy Tuma with interpretation by Dr. Wright. It explores the nature of the Catholic imagination as viewed through the lens of the many faces of the Virgin Mary as she is discovered in the "minority majority" Catholic archdiocese of Los Angeles. The product of Dr. Wright's seven-year pilgrimage through this region, which is a microcosm of global Catholicism, these images reveal the rich textures of Catholic Marian experience and allow a glimpse into the exquisite tenderness and remarkable vigor with which she is embraced.  For more information about the display, visit the library's page.