October is Respect Life Month, which provides an opportunity to reflect on the gift of life, learn more about challenges and threats to human dignity and life, and dialogue with others on ways to promote the flourishing of human life from conception to natural death.
This year’s theme is “Live the Gospel of Life.” Some themes being highlighted this year are care for creation, justice for immigrants and refugees, racial justice/ending white supremacy and racism, and supporting children, expectant mothers, partners and families.
Campus Ministry and Marquette For Life will host the following prayer services:
- An Evening Ignatian Examen for the Care and Dignity of All Life | Thursday, Oct. 22, at 9 p.m. | St. Joan of Arc Chapel
- A Rosary for Life | Thursday, Oct. 29 at 9 p.m.| Marian Grotto
Members of the Marquette community are also encouraged to offer prayers as part of their private prayers, at worship services, Mass, or during eucharistic exposition and adoration.
In addition, Campus Ministry offers many opportunities throughout the year to explore Respect Life questions and issues facing the human family, especially through:
- Soup with Substance | Wednesdays, noon to 12:50 p.m.
- Ignite | Wednesdays, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the AMU’s Chapel of the Holy Family
- Ignatian Family Teach-In
- March for Life Pilgrimage
- Midnight Run
- Marquette Action Program (MAP) and IMAP
Students seeking pastoral care, spiritual support, pregnancy resources or post-abortion support are encouraged to connect with Campus Ministry by calling (414) 288-6873 or visiting the CM office in AMU 236. Students may also visit one-on-one with a campus minister.
On and off campus resources for pregnant and parenting students are also available.