Marquette Moms started in January 2010 with a group of moms returning to work following maternity leave with their first child and struggling to transition back to work and find a work-life balance. This

group meets over lunch during the year to talk about the joys and struggles of parenthood and working mothers. Twice a semester, Marquette Moms is sponsored by the Faber Center (9/23 and 11/18, 2013).  Lunch is provided and Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Associate Vice President in Mission and Ministry joins the group and facilitates a more pointed discussion. Currently, Marquette Moms is made up of over 60 women employees/mothers of young children.  For more information on how to join the group, contact Brigid Kinsella-Alba ( or Kristina Schmitt (


The Faber Center library offers a selection of many books by numerous authors for your reading and/or spiritual education and refreshment.  All books are included in the Raynor Memorial Libraries on-line catalog, MARQCAT, and are located in the Faber Center, Schroeder Complex, Room 111. For a complete list see

under the “Resource Links.”  Call 288-4545 with any questions and/or to arrange pickup of book/s.


The Faber Center offers an opportunity to meet regularly  (at a mutually suitable 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.

  • All faiths welcome.
  • Offered by Michael Dante, M.Div., Ph.D., Director, and Rev. J. J. O’Leary, S.J., Associate Director


Fr. J. J. O’Leary, S.J. and Fr. Wally Stohrer, S.J. are available by appointment for the Sacrament of Reconciliation.  They can be contacted either by e-mail or phone as noted below:








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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.