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Ignatian Year Virtual Book Discussion - A Pilgrim’s Testament: the Memoirs of Saint Ignatius of Loyola

Join us for this Ignatian Year event, celebrating 500 years of St. Ignatius’ conversion experience, by joining our virtual book discussion group on the latest translation of A Pilgrims’s Testament: The Memoirs of Saint Ignatius of Loyola, edited by Rev. Barton T. Geger, S.J.

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2021 |12:00 - 1:00 p.m. CDT

Join Kathy Coffey-Guenther, senior mission and Ignatian leadership specialist at Marquette, for a discussion of the life and faith journey of St. Ignatius of Loyola. Referencing Fr. Geger's book, learn about the path of St. Ignatius, who lived a very human life while praying, learning and writing about his journey to ”find God in all things” and to know, love, follow and serve Jesus intimately through the Spiritual Exercises. See how the path of St. Ignatius can help to inspire and inform your faith journey as well.

Early Jesuits urged Saint Ignatius of Loyola (1491–1556), founder of the Society of Jesus, to share the story of how God had worked in his soul. His memoirs, they hoped, would inspire and guide Jesuits and other readers for years to come. Fr. Barton Geger, provides a new introduction and original annotations for this edition of A Pilgrim’s Testament. Geger includes fascinating notes that accompany this important text, making the autobiography of Ignatius of Loyola more accessible to all.

Purchase Fr. Geger’s version of A Pilgrim’s Testament: The Memoirs of Saint Ignatius of Loyola from the Institute of Advanced Jesuit Studies at Boston College or on Amazon

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More about this session

Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, senior mission and Ignatian leadership specialist, University Advancement, Marquette University, have/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.




Dr. LovellFaith-sharing Friday featuring President Michael R. Lovell

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2021 | 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CDT 

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Join us for a special Faith-sharing Friday rooted in gratitude and inspiration as we talk about faith, life and love with Dr. Michael R. Lovell, president of Marquette University.

Faith-sharing Friday is a virtual event series hosted by Dr. Kathy Coffey-Guenther, Arts '85, Grad '88, '98, senior mission & Ignatian leadership specialist at Marquette University. Each program will feature a Marquette leader or alumnus, who reflects on their faith as we explore holy invitations in their lives and the influence a growing faith can have on them over a lifetime.

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Women & Money Series - Institute for Women's Leadership, Marquette University

Women & Ownership
Thursday, October 28 | 12 p.m. CDT 
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Women & Financial Intelligence
Thursday, December 2 | 12:00 p.m.
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