Fun and Games with Mary: University of Dayton, Ohio


The following digital activities and backgrounds were created by Marian Library faculty and staff to provide creative and enjoyable ways to connect with our collections. All activities are suitable for young and old, but some may require adult supervision.

Additional downloads and more can be found at Flyers at Home and UDigital.

Mary’s Flower Matching Game

Play two ways!

Print, cut out and play this matching game with your family and friends. Or choose to play the online version. The flowers of Mary on the playing cards were illustrated by A. Joseph Barrish, SM, and are part of the art collection of the Marian Library.

coloring pages

Color images from the collections of the Marian Library. Select your favorites from this wide variety of printable sheets.


Try your hand at these digital puzzles featuring artwork from the collections of the Marian Library.

Digital backgrounds

Add style to your virtual meetings or your device wallpaper with these images from the Marian Library collections.

For Zoom and desktop devices

Image Quotes:

  • “A garden for Mary”, painting by Jan Oliver-Schultz, 2008.
  • “A Window to Eternal Spring”, painting by Beverly Stoller, 1987.
  • Books of Hours 1: left image of the Dutch Book of Hours [Die Ghetiiden van onser liever Vrouwen … ] Paris, 1533. Right image from the French Book of Hours for the use of Rouen [Heures a l’usage de Rouen]1503. Background image from the Latin Book of Hours manuscript, circa 1480–1500.
  • Book of Hours 2: Illuminated initial ‘A’, image from the Latin manuscript Book of Hours, circa 1480-1500.
  • Book of Hours 3: Visitation, image from the Latin manuscript Book of Hours, circa 1500.
  • Shelved books, photograph of the Marian Library
  • Holy cards from the collection of holy cards in the Marian Library.
  • Stamps from the Marian Library stamp collection.
  • ‘Garden Paradise of Our Lady’, photograph of Mary Garden in Woods Hole circa 1982, from the John Stokes and Mary’s Gardens Collection.

Visit to the statue of Mary

If you’re local or planning to visit the University of Dayton, you might be interested in this self-guided tour of the statues of Mary on campus.

Nativity activities

These age-appropriate activity sheets were created to be additional resources for teaching the Nativity to school-aged children. They complement the Marian Library’s annual At the Manger exhibition.


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