Author: University of Mary

Famed Christian Scholar is Featured Speaker at the University of Mary

BISMARCK, ND — One of the world’s leading scholars of the early Christian church and one of America’s most accomplished religious historians, Dr. Robert L. Wilken brings his topic of “Christianity and Religious Freedom” to the Christian Leadership Center at the University of Mary. His presentation, Thursday, February 18, at 8 p.m. in Butler Auditorium at the Gary Tharaldson School of Business on campus, is free and open to the public and preceded by a book signing with a coffee and dessert reception at 7:30 p.m. in the foyer. Wilken, a Catholic convert from Lutheranism and participant in the organization Evangelicals...

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University of Mary Students to Join a Million Faithful and March for Life in DC

  BISMARCK, ND — There’s a storm brewing in Washington D.C. Some are forecasting about a million anti-abortion protestors at the March For Life 2016 Rally on Friday, January 22, at 1 p.m., in Washington D.C. That would be a record number of attendees — that keeps getting larger every year — and figuratively speaking, could cause blowing and drifting pro-lifers along Constitution Avenue. Blowing into the nation’s capital from the west will be 60 pro-life pilgrims from the University of Mary in Bismarck, ND, along with hundreds more Catholic high school students from Shanley (Fargo), Minot Ryan (Minot), Trinity...

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The Hobbit Party: The Vision That the Authors Forgot

Jesse Russell, PhD |  Assistant Professor of English, University of Mary >> Click here to download a PDF version of this article. In The Hobbit Party: The Vision of Freedom That Tolkien Got and the West Forgot, authors Jonathan Witt and Jay Richards (W&R) attempt to find what they consider the true meaning of J.R.R. Tolkien’s writings: that the author of Lord of the Rings advocated a technocratic, laissez-faire capitalist political system. This libertarian reading of Tolkien is not surprising considering that Jonathan Witt is a research fellow at the Acton Institute, a think tank that integrates “Judeo-Christian truths with free-market principles,” according to its website....

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Vocations Jamboree Gives Opportunity for Prayer, Fellowship and Discernment

For Vocations Jamboree 2017 with special guest George Weigel please visit for registration and details.    BISMARCK, ND — The University of Mary is partnering with the Diocese of Bismarck, Annunciation Monastery, and Assumption Abbey to host the university’s inaugural Vocations Jamboree. Dozens of vocations directors and teams representing a broad range of religious orders and communities from across the country will gather on the main campus in Bismarck March 30-31, 2016, to pray together and witness to the joy and beauty of life consecrated to God’s call. Exhibits and display booths will showcase the distinctive charism, history, and mission...

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St. Hildegard of Bingen’s Medieval Witness Today

In 2012, Pope Benedict named Hildegard of Bingen a Doctor of the Church. What might Benedict wish for us to learn from St. Hildegard, whom he has called “a true master of theology and a great scholar of the natural sciences and of music”? Leroy Huizenga, PhD | Administrative Chair of Human and Divine Sciences, University of Mary In Honor of Sr. Miriam Schmitt OSB, Scholar of St. Hildegard >> Click here to download a PDF version of this article. Many people use the word “medieval” as an epithet meaning dark, backwards, violent. The term simply means “middle ages,” as if at the very best...

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