Praying for peace in the Middle East 

Dear Marquette community, 

This weekend, the world witnessed devastating violence in the Middle East. As we mourn the lives lost and those affected in the region and on our campus, we join Pope Francis in praying for peace and calling for an end to attacks and violence that will bring further suffering to innocent people. 

As a university community focused on nurturing a culture of belonging, let us lift up in prayer the people in the Holy Land, and all those around the world whose lives are affected by war.  

The following resources are available for those in our community who are impacted and anyone who needs support: 

  • Campus Ministry offers students daily Catholic Masses and regular interfaith worship opportunities and spaces, as well as retreats and individual or small group support and pastoral counseling.   
  • The Counseling Center serves Marquette students and is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and offers clinical services both in person and virtually. Students can access by calling the main number or walking in. For students with pressing mental health needs, crisis services are available 24/7. For a life-threatening emergency on campus, call MUPD at 414-288-1911. If off campus, call 911 or go to the nearest emergency room. For non-life-threatening mental health concerns, call the Counseling Center at 414-288-7172 during regular business hours to speak to a counselor on call or walk into the office in Holthusen Hall 204. On weekdays after 4:30 p.m., or on weekends and holidays, call the main Counseling Center number and select option 2 to be connected to a trained mental health professional. 
  • Faculty and staff can contact the Employee Assistance Program 24/7 for support. This is a free, confidential service provided through LifeMatters. Call 1-800-634-6433 or reach out through their website
  • The Faber Center is dedicated to providing faculty and staff with support and guidance in the form of retreats, spiritual direction and opportunities for prayer and reflection. Contact the Faber Center at or (414) 288-4545. 
  • The Office of Inclusion and Belonging is available to support students through drop-ins to the AMU 121, or via phone at (414) 288-7205 or by email at

Please join me in praying for peace. 


Rev. John Thiede, S.J. 
Acting Vice President for Mission and Ministry