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Family Rosary Mission Director – Albany Completes Doctorate at University of Dayton


Photo provided courtesy of University of Dayton 
Dr. Laetitia Rhatigan [at right with Father Francois Rossier, S.M., Executive Director of the International Marian Research Institute (IMRI)], received her doctorate degree and academic hood at the University of Dayton's Spring Commencement Exercises on May 5, 2012.

Laetitia, Mission Director of Family Rosary – Albany, completed her Doctorate of Sacred Theology with her dissertation: The Writings and Works of Servant of God, Father Patrick J. Peyton, CSC, As They Reflect His Marian Spirituality.

The entire graduation ceremony may be viewed on-line at

Founded by the Marianists of the University of Dayton, The Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute has the universal mission to make the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus Christ, better known, loved, and served. This global, scholarly, and pastoral privilege is fulfilled above all through the operation of the Marian Library, founded in 1943 and today recognized as the world's largest and most comprehensive collection of printed materials on the Blessed Virgin Mary, as well as through the International Marian Research Institute (IMRI).
The International Marian Research Institute was established in 1975 at the University of Dayton in affiliation with the Pontifical Theological Faculty Marianum in Rome. IMRI offers a graduate program from the Marianum leading to a Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) and a Doctorate of Sacred Theology (S.T.D.). The program is accredited by the Marianum and approved by the Congregation for Catholic Education at the Vatican. Presently there are only two places in the world, Rome and Dayton, where students can earn the Licentiate of Sacred Theology (S.T.L.) and the Doctorate of Sacred Theology (S.T.D) with specialization in Mariology.