Praying from the Cave: Transformation in the Ignatian Tradition


Presented by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist, University Advancement

Times of such chaos and vulnerability in our lives can often include an invitation to spiritual and psychological transformation. St. Ignatius spent much time in both literal and spiritual caves during his conversion journey, and found that time to be profound in his spiritual transformation. In fact, time in the “cave,” in which we are invited to come to deeply know and understand ourselves, is essential to discerning and receiving the freedom and transformation offered in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Join us for this conversation to see what these moments in your cave, forced by this time of sheltering at home, may bring to your deeper understanding of yourself, of God’s grace, and of God’s longing for you to be free in God’s love.

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Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther currently serves as the Senior Mission & Ignatian Leadership Specialist in University Advancement at Marquette University. Additionally, Kathy serves/has served as adjunct faculty for undergraduates and clinical adjunct faculty for graduate students at Marquette University. Kathy received a Ph.D. in counseling psychology from Marquette University and a certificate in spiritual direction from the Aquinas Institute of Theology.  For many years, Kathy has worked with a particular emphasis in Ignatian spirituality as a means for healthy spiritual and emotional living. Kathy has also served as a spiritual director, speaker and consultant to religious congregations, clergy and religious, and parishes focusing on the work of community building, conflict resolution and spiritual growth. Kathy serves as current consultant for diaconate formation in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and served as the past Co-Chair of the Community Advisory Board for Clergy Abuse in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.



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