Learning is an act of imagination, and it is in stretching our imaginations that we extend ourselves toward God. Therefore, we invite you to explore your religious imagination and experience how music, art, poetry, scholarship and reflection contribute to the ways you imagine God and the world around you.
Each February, the Marquette community pauses to reflect on our university's Catholic, Jesuit mission. Mission Week is the time set aside to recall our larger purpose and the Ignatian heritage and spirituality that guide us throughout the year.
Mission Week Mass
4 p.m. Church of the Gesu
Presentation on the Creation of the Saint John's Bible
featuring Rev. Eric Holas, O.S.B. and Dr. Susan Wood, SCL
11:30 a.m. AMU, Ballroom A and B.
Book Discussion on Tracy Kidder's book
Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World
Noon, Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality, Schroeder Complex, Room 111
RSVP to ellen.blonski@ marquette.edu.
Catholic Intellectual Tradition Lecture: Naming God: Event, Form, Fragment
featuring Dr. David Tracy, S.T.D., S.T.L.
Lecture will be accompanied by live visual note taking, which will be on display following the event.
7 p.m. AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Windows to the Soul: Meditative Prayer with the Illuminated Bible
7 p.m. AMU, Chapel of the Holy Family
Finding Common Ground: Imagining Another Spiritual Path
featuring Margaret Coel, Jour '68
Noon Johnston Hall, Room 104.
Storytelling and Imagination: Performance and Narrative
featuring Thirza Defoe
2 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 3:30 p.m. Johnston Hall, Room 103
Collage Concert of Marquette Musical Groups
4 p.m. AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Soup with Substance
One Church under God: Imagining Christian Unity Amidst National Division
featuring Dr. Braden P. Anderson
Noon AMU, Henke Lounge
President's State of the University Address
3 p.m. AMU, Monaghan Ballroom
Women's Prayer and Poetry Coffeehouse
4:15 p.m. AMU, Henke Lounge
Connecting our Spirit, Celebrating our Song Drum Circle
11 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
AMU, Marquette Place
Drums, Dance and Song
Jahmés Tony Finlayson, an accomplished musician, performing artist, storyteller, composer and workshop
facilitator, will be performing with dancers, musicians and singers from Marquette University and the
Milwaukee community. See poster for more details (PDF)
featuring Dr. Paul Farmer
4 p.m. Varsity Theatre
Keynote tickets are available to Marquette students, faculty and staff beginning Jan. 24 in the Brooks Lounge, Alumni Memorial Union, first floor. They are available while supplies last, and the limit is two tickets per Marquette ID. Beginning Jan. 31, remaining tickets will be made available to the general public on a first-come, first-served basis.
Brooks Lounge hours: Monday-Friday 10 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 2 p.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Dr. Farmer will participate in a panel discussion immediately following his address joined by Dr. M. Therese Lysaught, associate professor and assistant chair of the Department of Theology, Dr. Margaret Callahan, dean of the College of Nursing and Dr. William Cullinan, dean of the College of Health Sciences.
Finding a Vocation in a Vocation
featuring Father Don Doll, S.J.
9 a.m., Johnston Hall, Room 104
Refreshments will be provided.
One Thing Led to Another
Faculty and graduate students will share their intriguing research journeys over a light lunch.
Noon, Beaumier Suites, Raynor Memorial Libraries
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The Saint John's Bible — AMU Rotunda, Second Floor
Marquette's four volumes of the Saint John's Bible Heritage Edition will be on display throughout the week. After Mission Week, they will be housed in the Raynor Memorial Libraries.
Imagining Random Acts of Art and Culture
Watch for suprise performances and events around campus throughout the week designed to spark your imagination and inspire you to look for ways to suprise others with your creative care.
Sacred and Spiritual Writings from the Rare Book Collection
Exhibit includes many pieces, including a 1483 gold-illumniated Bible by printer and goldsmith Anton Koberger. In celebration of Mission Week, the book collection will be on display on the second floor of Raynor Memorial Libraries, near the staircase, during all library hours.
The Laramie Project — February 24-27, March 2-6, Helfaer Theatre
by Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater Project
For ticket information, visit theatretickets.marquette.edu.
Click Mission Week archives to see previous Mission Weeks.