By Karen Vance
The University of Dayton expects people from all over the country for a rare glimpse at art celebrating Mary.
The exhibit, "The Mother of God: Art Celebrates Mary" will be at the campus' Marian Library for two months, starting Thursday.
"Some of the pieces have never been shown outside the Vatican," said Violette-Anne Onfroy-Curley, director of artistic activities for the library.
The exhibit began in Washington, D.C., at the Pope John Paul II Cultural Center. The pieces in the exhibit, previously stored in the Vatican Museums, come from cultures in Africa, China, Korea, Greece, Central Europe, Russia, Brazil and the Solomon Islands.
The University of Dayton is the only location hosting the exhibit free and open to the public.
The exhibit runs until Nov. 10 and will be open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on weekdays and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekends in the Roesch Library on the University of Dayton campus first-floor gallery and the seventh-floor Marian Library gallery.
In Biblical times, healers used essential oils, the laying of hands and prayer.
A seminar at the Mercy Healthplex Health and Wellness Center in Western Hills aims to educate modern healers and ministers to the sick about these early practices.
"We're looking at getting back to the Judaeo-Christian scriptures and what was taught in them for treating our fellow man," said Deb Reis, the teacher of the class, "Sent to Heal and Anoint" for the Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry. "We look at this as not just a physical, but also a spiritual and emotional realm where we can find healing for each other."
Reis, a registered nurse at The Toledo Hospital and a nurse practitioner in private practice, has taught for the program and the nondenominational Healing Touch program for four years.
"There's a real resurgence within the Christian community looking for spiritual healing and a sense of 'How can I bring that back into my own life?'" she said.
The class, which costs $250, runs Sept. 6 and 7 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and is geared for health care workers as well as ministers, chaplains, hospice workers and the lay community. For more information, contact Pat Wahl at 389-5976.
For more information on Healing Touch Spiritual Ministry, visit www.htspiritualministry.com.
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