Thursday’s Mission Week schedule of events

Mission Week 2023, following the theme of “Act with Kindness,” runs through Saturday, Feb. 11.

When St. Ignatius wrote letters of instruction, he often asked those that he wrote to to be considerate and kind. He and the first companions created the Society of Jesus to take God’s ministry out into the world. By empowering others to “go, set the world on fire,” he ignited a movement that, over 500 years later, has global reach and impact.

During this week, consider taking action by attending one of the many Mission Week offerings. Whether it be opportunities to listen to inspirational speakers, participate in service, pray, worship or reflect and take time for silence each day.

View the full schedule of events here.

Schedule of events

Thursday, Feb. 9

Mission Week Spirit Wear Day
Celebrate Mission Week by wearing your favorite Marquette swag and/or blue and gold! As we celebrate our mission, consider making a donation to support students during their time at Marquette through the Bridge to the Future Fund. 

8 a.m. — Catching Fire Breakfast with Marquette University Board of Trustees Chair Todd Adams, Lunda Room, AMU 227

This event is an opportunity to gather and hear another’s story. Join members of the Marquette community as Todd Adams, chair of Marquette University’s Board of Trustees, shares various experiences and aspects of his life and journey. As we listen, we’re invited to reflect on the deeper levels of our own journey and pause to consider more wholehearted living.

Breakfast will be served for those attending in person. A link will be emailed to those joining virtually.

Register here for the Catching Fire Breakfast

Noon — Global Jesuit Luncheon TakeoutAMU 2nd Floor Lobby, FREE LUNCH

7 p.m. — Honorary Degree presentation to Karen Lincoln Michel

Karen Michel is CEO of IndiJ Public Media, a nonprofit news organization that covers the Indigenous world through a digital news site and a weekday newscast. Based in Wisconsin, Karen leads the business operations of the company, which owns ICT (formerly Indian Country Today), located in Phoenix, Arizona. Previously she served as publisher and editor of Madison Magazine and is a past board president of the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. She is a former executive editor of The Daily Advertiser in Lafayette, Louisiana, and a former assistant managing editor of the Green Bay Press-Gazette.  Karen started in newspapers at the La Crosse Tribune in Wisconsin and later became a staff writer for The Dallas Morning News. She has written extensively about Native American issues as a freelancer and was a columnist for The New York Times Syndicate. She is a past president of the Native American Journalists Association, the president of the IndiJ Public Media Board of Directors and a member of the Friends Board of PBS Wisconsin.

Register here to attend the Honorary Degree Conferral