Retreat Offerings:

1) Faber Fall Retreat: “Cosmic Prayer, Personal Transformation,and Global Unity: The Journey of Faith…… the biblical tradition enlightened by the new universe story.”  A silent, preached retreat open to faculty and staff of all faith traditions and beliefs.  Additional information can be found at: www.marquette.edu/faber.   Space is limited.  On-line registration begins Monday, September 10th.


2) Retreat for Busy People: We all know what “busy” means and it’s the busyness that’s often the reason for not taking the time to “retreat.”  A retreat is time away from the busy - time for our self, our God and prayer. The Retreat for Busy People involves meeting weekly with a spiritual director and making a personal commitment to 15 minutes of prayer each day - and can be adapted to your busy schedule!

Register by Friday, September 14, at 288-4545 or FaberCenter@marquette.edu


3) Advent Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat: The sacred Season of Advent is a time of expectant waiting and preparation for the coming of our Lord.  Join with the Faber Center and campus colleagues for a morning of reflection in preparation for the Gift that is Christmas.  To register, call 288-4545 or e-mail FaberCenter@marquette.edu by Monday, December 3rd.


Semester Offerings:

4) Women’s Lunch and Reflections:  We welcome all women employees to join us for a lunch and meditation reflection during this Fall semester.  These lunch gatherings are a wonderful time to meet with friends and colleagues to build community and renew and restore our spirits.  Space is limited.  We ask that you register for one lunch date so that we may accommodate everyone. If we have extra space, a notice will be sent should you wish to join us again.  We look forward to gathering with you and continuing to build and nurture our campus community of Marquette women.  Register for one of the dates below at FaberCenter@marquette.edu or by calling Ellen Blonski at 288-4545. You can consider your registration accepted and confirmed unless otherwise notified.  Facilitated by Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Associate Vice-President, Office of Mission and Ministry. All lunches take place from Noon to 1:00 pm. 


5) Men’s Spirituality Forum: 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 each other, God and to God's world.


6)Repairers of the Breach Brown Bag Lunch and Scripture Sharing:   We invite all members of the Marquette University community to join with the community at Repairers of the Breach  ~ a day shelter run by and for the homeless of Milwaukee ~ for a light lunch, prayer and reflection.  This informal gathering provides time for sharing good conversation and food for body and soul with our neighbors at Repairers as we are led in the African process method of reflecting on scripture.  All faith traditions are welcome.

7) Cancer Support Group:  If you, or someone you love, are struggling with cancer, please join us.  This group meets each semester for lunch, support, encouragement and sharing.  While participants may be dealing with various diagnoses and medical challenges, contributions of care, wisdom and knowing compassion from colleagues can truly help ease the journey.  For further information or support, call Ellen Blonski at 288-4545 or Kathy Coffey-Guenther at 288-6672.  Please RSVP via e-mail at FaberCenter@marquette.edu. A light lunch will be served.


8) Rosary: Are you looking for a way to put some prayer into your day? Please join us in praying the Rosary.  No RSVP required.  All are welcome.

9) Leading from the Spirit Women's Lunch and Reflection: "When God Calls" Please join our guest speaker, Eileen Schwalbach, Ph.D., President of Mount Mary College as she tells us of her journey. 


10) All Souls Ecumenical Service of Remembrance:  In the Catholic tradition, the faithful departed are remembered specifically on All Souls Day, November 2nd. Throughout the entire month of November, we are encouraged to continue to remember and pray for those who have died.  We invite all members and

friends of the Marquette University community who have lost a loved one over the past year to take part in our All Souls Ecumenical Service of Remembrance.  People of all faiths are welcome to attend.  This service will include hymns, readings and an opportunity for quiet prayer and reflection.


11) Second Week Group: St. Ignatius invites us to consider the birth of Jesus’ life and his public ministry during the second week of the Spiritual Exercises.  Please join us as we pray through Advent together.  Scripture readings, faith sharing, Ignatian contemplation and private prayer contribute to making our Second Week Group a rich experience of Ignatian spirituality, and a deepening time of preparing for the gifts of Christmas.  Come and join a faith community of companions seeking to know Jesus more intimately during these Holy days.  All are welcome! Space is limited.  A light lunch will be served.  Register by, Monday, November 19,at 288-4545 or e-mail at FaberCenter@marquette.edu


By Request:

12) Individual Spiritual Direction: The Faber Center offers an opportunity to meet regularly (and at a mutually convenient time) with a spiritual director, someone with whom to talk and reflect on the invitations and experiences we encounter that lead us to grow into a deeper awareness of that which is sacred and meaningful in our lives.


13) The Spiritual Exercises, the 19th Annotation: St. Ignatius recognized that many people cannot devote an entire month to silence and prayer without interruption and suggested a modification for those who would commit to some time for solitude, prayer and reflection each day for a period of six months to a year. If you are interested or want to learn more about the 19th Annotation, contact Mike Dante at 288-5059 or e-mail at michael.dante@marquette.edu


ADDITIONAL OFFERINGS for your consideration:

J. J. O’Leary, S.J.:  james.oleary@marquette.edu or 288-4525

Wally Stohrer, S.J.: walter.stohrer@marquette.edu or 288-5090








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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.