Faith at Marquette

As a Catholic university, we are committed to the unfettered pursuit of truth under the mutually illuminating powers of human intelligence and Christian faith.

Our Catholic identity is expressed in our choices of curricula, our sponsorship of programs and activities devoted to the cultivation of our religious character, our ecumenical outlook, and our support of Catholic beliefs and values.

Precisely because Catholicism at its best seeks to be inclusive, we are open to all who share our mission and seek the truth about God and the world, and we are firmly committed to academic freedom as the necessary precondition for that search.

We welcome and benefit enormously from the diversity of seekers within our ranks, even as we freely choose and celebrate our own Catholic identity.
Learn more about our Catholic identity.

A Lenten Prayer

God of peace,
you do not want us to know relentless worry
but rather a humble repentance of heart.
It is like a surge of trusting that enables us to place our faults in you.
And then, by the inner light of forgiveness,
little by little we discover a peace of heart.

Christ of compassion,
through your Gospel we discover
that measuring what we are or what we are not leads nowhere.
What matters is the humble trusting of faith.
By it we are led to glimpse the innocence of God
And to understand that “all God can do is give his love.”

Holy Spirit,
even when we can feel nothing of your presence, you are always there.
You remain continually active in us,
opening little ways forward to escape from our dead ends
And to move towards the essential of faith, of trust.

May we ever keep safe in all its fullness
the gift your love once gave
and your mercy now restores.

— Taizé, adapted

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