Retreat in a Pandemic: Marquette Faculty and Staff — This Invitation is for You

by Michael Dante, director of the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality

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What is it like to retreat in a pandemic? The experience of living and working in a pandemic raises feelings of anxiety, concerns about safety, and some of life’s larger questions. The pandemic brings these things forward in more urgent and intense ways. This retreat offers faculty and staff a safe, comfortable, and confidential setting to explore these topics further. The retreat begins Sep 21 and consists of meeting a spiritual companion 1–1 for about 45 minutes virtually once a week at a mutually convenient time. Here is what others are saying…

“My experience of the ‘Retreat for Busy People’ was one of unexpected insights and joy and peace. I still can’t quite believe that we’re all offered this opportunity to talk frankly with someone about how we view God and our relationship with him. I was given simple ‘homework’ to do each week, and books and Bible passages to reflect on. It all gave me new and interesting ways to see a loving God at work in my life and in the world.”

“I have attended this retreat several times in the past. It is truly a great opportunity to be able to spend one hour a week with a spiritual adviser as I prepared for Easter. Each retreat was unique as I have enjoyed different retreat leaders each time. The retreat leaders follow your lead as to what makes sense for your spiritual journey. Whether you are going through a difficult time in your life or looking for that focused spiritual direction, I highly recommend it. We are fortunate to have this available at Marquette.”

Registration for the Retreat for Busy People is now open to Marquette faculty and staff.

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