Advent Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat: Take time from your busy schedule to enter into the sacred season of Advent, a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of our Lord.

Weekly Advent Scripture/Faith Sharing:  All employees are invited to take some time out to reflect on the scripture passages unique to each week of Advent.

Caring for Aging Parents:  This support group will meet monthly and is open to anyone who is currently helping to care for an aging parent. All are welcome!  No RSVP needed.

Faber Book Club Featuring Theresa of Avila: Join the Faber Center as we read and discuss the spiritual classic, Interior Castle, by St. Theresa of Avila, a Spanish mystic and contemporary of Ignatius of Loyola. Theresa is honored as one of the great Doctors of the Church.

Faber Fall Retreat: A silent retreat based on the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Open to faculty, staff and administrators of all faith traditions and beliefs. Online registration now available: Register online

"Faber Takes Three!": Check out our weekly three-minute reflection offered by a diverse group of friends and colleagues freom around the Marquette community. Many of these reflections will concern the integration of justice and spirituality in our lives. How does an individual's spirituality affect their call to justice? How does the concern for justice impact our sense of spirituality? Log on to the Faber website for a weekly reflection of just 3 minutes or less!

Individual Spiritual Direction:  The Faber Center offers an opportunity to meet regularly with a spiritual director, someone to companion you on your prayerful life journey.

Leading from the Spirit ~ Women's Centennial Luncheon Series: Please join us as we discuss leadership practices ground in wise human and spiritual values, experiences and challenges as particularly found in the lives of women. Each luncheon gathering will include a delicious lunch, time for building community, an inspiring presentation, and ongoing conversation regarding the integration of spirit and leadership. Open to all Marquette women faculty, staff and administrators. All gatherings will be held from Noon-1:00 p.m. in the AMU Henke Lounge. Lunch is free. Space is limited. Please RSVP to the Faber Center e-mail or call 8-4545.

Men’s Spirituality Group: Men of all faiths and beliefs from the Marquette community are invited to come together for a monthly discussion and reflection on the ways men relate to God and to God's world.

Repairers of the Breach Brown Bag Lunch and Scripture Sharing: All faculty and staff are invited to join the Faber Center in sharing a light lunch, faith sharing and community with members of the Repairers of the Breach day shelter run by and for the homeless of Milwaukee. A sandwich and much good conversation with our neighbors will be provided, as the members of Repairers lead us in the African process method of reflecting on scripture.  All faith traditions are welcome. We will travel as a group to Repairers monthly on Fridays throughout the Fall, 2009 semester.

Retreat for Busy People:  Would you like to make a retreat but just don’t have the time to get away?  Consider making a Retreat for Busy People which can be adapted to your busy schedule.

Rosary: Please join us in praying the Rosary.

Spiritual Seeker's Group ~ Exploring the Energy of Compassion for Mission: Following last spring's popular lecture discussing the power of compassion for change, Sister Rhea Emmer, CSA, D.Min., will once again join the Faber Center to further explore the theoretical and practical applications for living compassionately in our personal and professional lives. The Seekers community will meet six times through the year. Space is limited. RSVP to Ellen Blonski e-mail. Call 288-4545 for more information.

Weekly Bible Study: Luke ~ The Good News of God's Mercy. A six-week discussion of scripture, open to all faculty, staff and administrators. Space is limited and a commitment to participation in 5 of the 6 week sessions is required.


Elizabeth A. Dreyer

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Elizabeth A. Dreyer, author of Making Sense of God: A Woman's Perspective, is general editor of the Called to Holiness series and professor of religious studies at Fairfield University in Connecticut.  She lectures widely on Christian tradition, the Holy Spirit, grace and contemporary lay spirituality. Elizabeth was a former campus minister at Marquette and we looked forward to welcoming her back. 

View her presentation

Few souls understand what God would accomplish in them if they were to abandon themselves unreservedly to Him and if they were to allow His grace to mold them accordingly.

~ Saint Ignatius of Loyola


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Spiritual Exercises of Saint Ignatius

The exercises are a pathway to recognizing God's activity in our deepest desires and growing in unity with God. Emerging from the experience of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus, the Exercises provide a structured opportunity to mature in spiritual freedom and make choices that are responsive to God's call in one's life.