Retreat Offerings, Fall 2019

Embark on a spiritual journey. . .
walk in your own shoes and follow the steps of St. Ignatius of Loyola to listen for God's invitation to journey with the Holy in your life!


A Retreat for Busy People

Our days are full of to-do lists. The unceasing tide of e-mails and texts can leave us weary at days end. If life is feeling too full and hectic, perhaps 'A Retreat for Busy People' will afford you the time to slow down and breathe. The retreat is flexible in that the individual meetings adapt to your busy schedule. For details and registration go to Eventbrite or call (414) 288-4545 for more information. A light lunch will be served for both sessions, so please RSVP by Monday, September 30.

Opening Service: Wednesday, October 2, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, Rm 111

Closing Service: Monday, November 11, Noon-1:00 p.m.
Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, Rm 111


Faber Fall Retreat

Join our retreat director, Carol Ackels, Director of the Ignatian Spirituality Institute, Spiritual Director in the Ignatian tradition, and Senior Ignatian Fellow of Montserrat Jesuit Retreat House, for this FREE weekend retreat. Carol will share with us her reflections on the wisdom of Ignatian spirituality, discussing To know as we are known. To love as we are loved. Give yourself the gift of some quiet time in the comfort and beauty of the Jesuit Retreat House and surrounding grounds on Lake Winnebago. Once there, you will soon begin to realize why the staff always says, “Welcome home!”  Register on-line through Eventbrite beginning August 1, 2019.  Space is limited, so priority will be given to current employees. Spouses and retirees will be put on a waitlist until all employees have an opportunity to register.

Friday evening - Sunday lunch, November 1-3, 2019


Thanksgiving Prayer Service

Please join the staff of the Faber Center in prayer to reflect in gratitude on the many blessings we have received, and to celebrate together as the community that is Marquette. Rev. John Schwantes, S.J., will be our celebrant. The prayer service will be followed by a simple lunch and continued fellowship. All are welcome to join us! Register through Eventbrite by Friday, November 22 so we may plan for lunch. 

Monday, November 25, 2019, prayer service at Noon
AMU Chapel of the Holy Family, followed by lunch (approx. 12:35 p.m.), AMU 227


Advent Retreat: “On the Road to Bethlehem”

Please join the Faber Center, our retreat director, Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center, and other campus colleagues for a restful morning of prayer and reflection, refreshment and renewal as we begin our Advent journey.  The retreat includes a continental breakfast and lunch. Register to Julie Bach by Wednesday, December 4.

Friday, December 6, 9:00 am–12:30 pm
Dr. E. J. O’Brien Jesuit Residence Chapel


Private Retreat 

Needing some time to slow down and think?  Perhaps you are considering an important decision and need guidance to discern it. Or, maybe you are just looking for some time to connect with yourself and God. This individually-tailored retreat may be a good fit for you. Over a six-week timeframe, you’ll have the chance to meet one-on-one with a spiritual director to develop a retreat that suits your needs. For more details and registration visit the Eventbrite webpage.


The Spiritual Exercises in Everyday Life

St. Ignatius’s Spiritual Exercises offer faculty and staff a profound encounter with the love of God as they travel to the depths of who they are. This structured retreat allows people to come into contact with their deep desires, moves them to a place of greater inner freedom, and energizes them for more holistic living. This 1-on-1 retreat experience provides the personal attention and guidance throughout the academic year. For more details, please contact the Faber Center at (414) 288-4545 or Or register through Eventbrite