Often, we rely on God’s strength to carry us through difficult times in our lives.
And it is a balm to our souls.
But God’s strength surrounds us always.
It readies us to step forward into the future.
It shows us hope and allows us to dream.
God’s strength carves paths for us to follow that we never expected, and yet are greater than we imagined.
As you examine your past, notice the ways God’s strength supported you. As you take stock of your life today, feel the foundation of God’s strength beneath you. As you look to what’s ahead, understand the power God’s strength has to launch you into a new life.
Feel the strength of God surrounding you, and open to possibility.
1 John 49-10 “God’s love for us was revealed when God sent into the world His only Son so that we could have life through Him; this is the love I mean; not our love for God, but God’s love for us when He sent His Son.
A look back at the first four days of Mission Week.
Global Jesuit Feature Series: Global Jesuits open up about possibility: Jim Pribek, S.J. | by Faith at Marquette | Jan, 2022 | Medium
Schedule of Events
View the complete schedule of events on the Mission Week website.
Friday, February 11
- Daily Examen with Fr. Jim Voiss, S.J. and Margeaux Lazar | 4 p.m. on the Mission at Marquette Instagram, @mumissionandministry
- One of the most famous prayers St. Ignatius developed was the Examen. In this practice, we have the opportunity to take time in thankful reflection to be with God and review our day. When we pause in prayer and reflection, we open ourselves to the possibilities of tomorrow. Join members of the Marquette community each day on Mission at Marquette Instagram during Mission Week.
- Late Night Marquette Basketball and Cannonball Bowling | 9 p.m. at the Annex
- During this Ignatian Year, we remember the story of the cannonball that changed the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola when he was struck in battle. During Mission Week, try your hand at “cannonball” bowling, and see what possibilities open up.
- Learn more about Late Night Marquette
Saturday, February 12
- Self-Care Saturday Peace Works Self-Care Exercises
- Exercising regularly has many benefits and there are many types of exercises. St. Ignatius of Loyola understood the importance of exercise when he developed the Spiritual Exercises as a way of strengthening his prayer in order to grow his relationship with God. Another type of exercise is to practice self-care. The Center for Peacemaking Peace Works program won the President’s Challenge award and is developing virtual exercises for students. This Mission Week, we invite you to take the Self-Care Challenge and take some time think about your self-care.
- Objective: Assess your self-care levels and develop strategies to improve these.
- Read the following quote: “The best thing you can do for the people you love is to take care of yourself.”
- Journal and reflect:
- What does this quote mean to you?
- Is there someone in your life right now whom you think does a good job of taking care of themselves? If so, what do you see them do to practice self-care?
Sunday, February 13
- Mass | 9 p.m. in the Chapel of the Holy Family
- Close a week of possibility with Mass celebrated with Marquette University students. All are welcome.