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Alone of all her sex? A Marian Study Day on Mary and Gender

Date: Saturday 10th September 2022

Time: 9:30am to 5:00pm

Venue: St Mary's University, Room G5

The Centre for Marian Studies and the Institute of Theology and Liberal Arts are hosting a Marian Study Day on the theme of ‘Mary and Gender’.

Speakers include:

  • Sr Cathy Jones, St Mary’s University
  • Dr Mary McCaughey, St Mary’s College, Oscott
  • Dr Catherine O'Brien, The Centre for Marian Studies
  • Dr Karen O’Donnell, Westcott House, Cambridge.


The in-person rate includes coffee, tea and a sandwich lunch.


Full rate: £40

Reduced rate for members of the Centre for Marian Studies: £30

Rate for postgraduate students and attendees on reduced income: £10


Optional attendance via Zoom

Online Zoom link: £10


If you have any questions about this event, please send an email to:


Book by 1st September 2022


09:30 Registration

10:00 Welcome

10:10 – 11:15: Dr Catherine O’Brien (The Centre for Marian Studies) – ‘When Peter met Mary (on screen): cinematic reflections on a Marian and Petrine Church’

11:15 – 11:45: Break

11:45 – 13:00 Sr Cathy Jones (St Mary's University) – ‘Marian priesthood and Marian diaconate’

13:00- 14:00 Lunch break

14:00- 15:15 Dr Karen O'Donnell (Westcott House, Cambridge) –  ‘Marian Typologies and Gender Theologies’

15:15 - 15:45 Break

15:45 – 17:00 Dr Mary McCaughey (St Mary’s College, Oscott) – ‘Revisiting receptivity and relationality in light of Mary as Virgin-Mother: perspectives on the role of women in a synodal Church’

17:00: Final comments

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