Michael Werning is coordinating the weekly Soup with Substance noontime presentation on an issue related to social justice

  1. Name and Marquette connection/s: Michael Werning, Doctoral Student in the English Department and Graduate Assistant in Campus Ministry
  1. Hometown: Salzkotten, Germany
  2. Hobbies and interests: Tennis, chess, traveling, reading
  3. Favorite movie/s: The Lord of the Rings trilogy
  4. Favorite mottos/quotations: Noli timere! (“Don’t be afraid” in Latin)
  5. Currently reading: The Mysteries of Udolpho
  6. Favorite vacation spot: Ireland
  7. Education/Professional Experience & Background: Completed my Bachelor and Master degrees at Münster University in Germany
  8. What is a goal or hope you have for your work and the Marquette community for the upcoming year? I would like to do my part in making Marquette a…

Recognizing that some of Marquette University’s greatest assets are its employees, faculty and staff are invited to engage with the offerings of the Mission and Ministry Division

By the Office of Mission and Ministry

Marquette University’s Office of Mission and Ministry seeks to welcome all employees with diverse spiritual backgrounds to feel invited into the Catholic, Jesuit tradition of the University. The Mission and Ministry Division is made up of the Office of Mission and Ministry, the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality (offerings for faculty and staff), and Marquette University Campus Ministry (offerings for students). For new employees, the invitation is extended and for seasoned faculty and staff, the invitation reiterated for the following 7 Ways to Engage with Marquette’s Mission:

  1. Seek knowledge and appreciation for the…

As the St. Joan of Arc Chapel undergoes renovations that include a new Gratitude Garden, here’s a look into the significance of the flora and fauna on Marquette’s urban campus and how taking care of it aligns with the Jesuits’ Universal Apostolic Preferences.

By Megan Sheehan, social media and web strategist for the Office of Mission and Ministry

“At this vital time in our world’s history, the Society of Jesus commits itself to answer the call of our Creator over the next ten years.” — Global Jesuits

Caring for our earth by being cognizant of the dynamic between ourselves and nature is something to prioritize as a Catholic, Jesuit school. Noting what lifestyle changes and intentional, daily ways of being on this earth, in this city, affect our environment are good thoughts to consider.

As we walk around Marquette’s campus, we see beautiful…


The Feast of St. Ignatius of Loyola, the Jesuit founder, is July 31.

By Megan Sheehan, social media and web strategist for the Office of Mission and Ministry

“Go forth and set the world aflame,” is perhaps one of the most known quotations attributed to St. Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556). And what does it mean?

At the heart of Ignatian Spirituality is the prompt for us to live our Catholic faith by using the gifts God has given us in resources, talents, skills and opportunities to serve God. …


Check out the work happening amongst the construction zone on Marquette’s campus

If you are one of the Marquette Alumni with memories of sitting on the floor of St. Joan of Arc Chapel for 10 p.m. Mass and feeling a great sense of faith and community — along with your temperature rising from the heated floor, your memory is one of the past.

Renovations on the St. Joan of Arc Chapel have continued throughout July and have included the dismantling of the electric heat flooring.

The roof tiles have been replaced and reinforced with vital flashing, the planter walls outside the chapel are undergoing changes, and the replication cross has been replaced.


Rev. James Pribek, S.J. spent the last three years at Creighton University and is looking forward to serving in his home-state

The Office of Mission and Ministry welcomes Rev. James Pribek, S.J., assistant vice president for Mission and Ministry to Marquette University. Fr. Pribek has a rich and varied background as you’ll read in his words below, and we are looking forward to the gifts and perspectives he brings to mission integration in the Marquette community.


How Giannis’ philosophy of humility reflects aspects of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius

By Megan Sheehan, social media and web strategist for Mission and Ministry

“When I focus on my past that’s my ego…when I focus on my future that’s my pride,” said Giannis Antetokounmpo when reflecting on his crucial block of Phoenix Suns player, Deandre Ayton with less than two minutes on the clock.

I couldn’t help but think of Ignatian Spirituality when Bucks player Giannis Antetokounmpo said these words at a recent press conference. He had been asked what keeps him humble.

St. Ignatius noted in his Spiritual Exercises that we can easily be preoccupied with what our lives will be…


By Marquette University Office of Mission and Ministry

The St. Joan of Arc Chapel is the heart of the Marquette University campus. It is a place of community, especially in times of joy and sorrow. It has been the site of emotional candlelit vigils and of political protests. It draws people of all backgrounds and faiths. The Chapel hosts regular Masses that often test the capacity of the diminutive structure. Right now, the 600 year-old architectural gem is undergoing renovations to sustain its role as a spiritual center and as an important focus of academic learning and discovery, featured in numerous classes and exhibitions.


Coming together for this traditional Mass for graduates was a refreshing opportunity after an academic year of event adaptations due to COVID health and safety precautions.

By Megan Sheehan, social media and web strategist in the Office of Mission & Ministry

“It was a joy to have the chance to get together in-person and on campus to celebrate the Baccalaureate Mass,” said Aidan Miano, Bus Ad ’21. “We have had to settle for many different changes this past year, and it was so great to enjoy this tradition.”

As a Catholic, Jesuit university, a vital part of graduation weekend is the celebration of the Baccalaureate Mass. …


Megan Sheehan, COMM ’09 reflects on witnessing her Marquette friend become a Jesuit

By Megan Sheehan, social media and web strategist for the Office of Mission and Ministry

“The feeling remains that God is on the journey, too,” said St. Teresa of Ávila.

I have often reference this quotation when I look to the past and reflect on moments of feeling accompanied on life’s journey by God’s grace. Grace has come in the form of relationships, opportunities, and challenges that may or may not have gotten the best of me, but seemingly pushed me to learn and be better.

My friendship with a Jesuit, Rev. Garrett Gundlach, S.J., ARTS ’09, has been one…

Faith at Marquette

Faith at Marquette University | Mission & Ministry, Campus Ministry, and the Faber Center: encouraging Marquette’s pillar and tradition of faith.

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