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How many colleges and universities are named after Mary in the US?

Ginny Kubitz Moyer Answers:

I consulted the website for the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities, and from their list of Catholic schools, I counted 46 whose names are Marian in character. Most of these are schools that were obviously named after Mary, like the many schools that are called Notre Dame (French for “Our Lady”) or that have Mary in the name (like the University of St. Mary in Leavenworth, Kansas). There are also schools that were named for aspects of Mary’s experience (like Assumption College in Worcester, Massachusetts or Immaculata University in Immaculata, Pennsylvania) or for geographical places that relate to Mary (such as Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio).

The Author : Ginny Kubitz Moyer
Ginny Kubitz Moyer is the author of the award-winning book Mary and Me: Catholic Women Reflect on the Mother of God. She lives with her family in the San Francisco Bay Area and blogs at randomactsofmomness.com.
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