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Mission Week 2013: The World is our Home

Each year, Marquette University devotes a week to the exploration
of its Catholic and Jesuit mission. Inspired by the words of Rev. Jerome Nadal, S.J., a close companion of St. Ignatius Loyola, the theme of Mission Week 2013 — The World is our Home — reflects the Catholic conviction that the spirit of God permeates every corner of creation, if only we have eyes and ears to recognize the gift. Father Nadal's sentiment distills into one succinct phrase the beauty and suffering that inhabit our world and calls us to live in deep solidarity with others. Truly, the world is our home — and it is this sense of mission and loving familiarity with the world that Marquette claims and celebrates during Mission Week.

Opus Prize

Reflecting this commitment, the university is privileged to honor the 10 recipients of the Opus Prize in faith-based social entrepreneurship. With an innovative spirit and abiding faith, these women and men have fought seemingly intractable global issues such as poverty, illiteracy, hunger, disease and violations of human rights. Their lives evidence in powerful ways that God is most profoundly present in the human person and that the world is indeed our home!

Mission Week Sponsors

We thank and acknowledge the following sponsors
who have generously supported Mission Week.

Opus Group

  • Dick and Maureen Mullaney
  • Robert Neureuther Family
  • Andrea and Tony Bryant
  • Burleigh Family Foundation
  • Kathleen and Jim Caragher
  • Catholic Financial Life
  • Stan and Cindy Jaskolski
  • Dr. Louis Korompilas Family
  • Donald and Mary Jo Layden
  • Keith Myers
  • Judy and Richard Neureuther
  • Opus Prize Foundation
  • Stephen Pouliot
  • Mary Staudenmaier
  • Helen and Tom Voell

Mission Week Keynote Guests:
Recipients of the Opus Prize

This year’s Mission Week will honor
10 recipients of the annual million-dollar Opus Prize for faith-based social entrepreneurship.

50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council

This year, Mission Week intersects with the Church’s yearlong, international commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Second Vatican Council.

Previous Mission Week
keynote speakers

include Martin Luther King, III, Arun Gandhi, and Nobel Peace Prize winners Shirin Ebadi, Lech Walesa and Archbishop Desmond Tutu.

Mission Week Library guide

See the Library guide, a rich collection of resources related to Mission Week and the mission of Marquette University.

Twitter hashtag: #MissionWeek

Join the conversation on Twitter with the #MissionWeek hashtag.