• Catholic Relief Services tending to Children and people in need
    In partnership with the Catholic, Jesuit institutions of the Midwest, Marquette explores the balancing of our economic realities with our call to the margins. Join the conversation on May 28, 2015.
  • Students studying on campus
    Planning a program or event that advances the
    Catholic, Jesuit identity of Marquette? Apply for the Simmons Religious Commitment Fund.
  • Students at church
    "The tradition shared by the Marquette community charges each member to treat everyone with care and respect and to value and treasure differences."

The Mission and Ministry Minute

Who are the Women Pillars of Marquette?

In 1909 Rev. James McCabe, S.J., was the first Marquette administrator to admit women to the university. With plans in place to open a summer school, McCabe allowed women religious to enroll as well, granting them the education necessary to staff parochial schools throughout the state. His bold action in enrolling women – establishing Marquette as the first Catholic institution of higher education to admit both men and women – has been followed by over a century of bold actions on the part of men and women to further the mission of the university.

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"To labor with Christ in bulding the Kingdom of God"— Exploring Ignatian Spirituality

Spirituality is the lens through which one views the world and then makes choices. A person’s spirituality is formed by reflecting on life experiences and integrating it with one’s belief system. Christian spirituality integrates Scripture and the tradition of the Church into its world view.  

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Marquette's Mission

Dedicated to serving God by serving our students, faculty, and staff, Marquette University contributes to the advancement of knowledge by searching for truth, discovering and sharing knowledge, fostering personal and professional excellence, promoting a life of faith, and developing service leadership in others.

At Marquette, we believe the pursuit of excellence is a lifelong endeavor and education needs to encompass the whole person, through formation of the mind and heart. We are committed to the unfettered pursuit of truth under the mutually illuminating powers of human intelligence and Christian faith. All members of the Marquette community, from every faith tradition, give concrete expression to these beliefs by giving of themselves in service to those in need.



Multifaith Calendar

Increase your understanding of a variety of cultural traditions and observances that are important to others.

Ignatius of Loyola

What is "Ignatian Spirituality"?

Find freedom, peace, and God through the teaching of Saint Ignatius of Loyola.

Catholic and Jesuit

Why a "Catholic and Jesuit" University?

Receive an education that empowers students to challenge, analyze, and discern so they can change the world.