Advent Wreath




Advent Bible Study

Isaiah – Build a Highway for God


During this season of longing, we invite you to join fellow faculty and staff for a lunch time Bible study group.  The Book of Isaiah provides us with examples of God’s comforting love as this ancient prophet speaks to an exiled people.  This will be a time to read, study, and reflect on how we will respond to this same love which has been given to each of us.  Register by Friday, November 22, at 288-4545 or  A light lunch will be served.



Advent Half-Day Ecumenical Retreat:

Advent Longing ~ The Treasured Gift of Christmas

Advent is a time of remembering, longing and anticipating the celebration of God among us. During this morning of reflection, we will stop and listen to the stirrings of our own hearts in the midst of what is often one of the most frenetic times of the year. Join with the Faber Center and campus colleagues for a morning of reflection in preparation for the Gift that is Christmas.  Register by Monday, December 2, at 288-4545 or



NOTE: This retreat falls within the guidelines of the Retreat Leave benefit for staff. Thus you may participate without using any vacation/personal time. However, in order to insure that important university services do not lapse because of absences, a person must receive the approval of his or her supervisor for the time away.


*Sister Nancy Sell, OSF, is a member of the School Sisters of St. Francis and has been involved in various aspects of Church ministry for 40 years. She is a spiritual director and spirituality consultant in Milwaukee. She earned her Doctor of Ministry degree from Andover Newton Theological School in Massachusetts, a Masters of Theological Studies from Washington Theological Union in Maryland, and a BA in Theology from Xavier University in Ohio. Sr. Nancy also posts weekly reflections on her blog "Reflections from SisterNancy, a Franciscan Sister (Nun)," at



Sacrament of Reconciliation:


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.






Marquette Silent Directed Retreat, January 6-11, 2014


Open to all members of the Marquette community. This six-day silent retreat is based on the retreat model offered by St. Ignatius of Loyola in the Spiritual Exercises. Along with daily meetings with a spiritual director to help process and guide the retreat, individuals will have freedom in forming the overall pattern of his orher retreat.  As a silent, individual retreat, there are plenty of opportunities for personal prayer, reflection, rest, and time outdoors.





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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.