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Thank You to Our Event Sponsors

La Storta Sponsors

Mrs. Denise and Dr. Louis Iorio
Mrs. Clare and Mr. Robert Kretzman
Mrs. Lyndy and Deacon Patrick Toole

Manresa Sponsors

Mrs. Gail and Mr. Joseph F. Berardino
Mrs. Susan and Mr. Frank J. Carroll III ’89
Center for Catholic Studies at Fairfield University
Mrs. Maureen and Mr. Michael Considine
Diocese of Bridgeport
Fairfield College Preparatory School
Mr. Robert J. Murphy, Jr. ’71
St. Aloysius Parish
Mrs. Connie and Mr. Traugott F. Keller & Mrs. Susan and Mr. Robert Stone

Friends of MCIS

Mrs. Holly and Mr. Frank Connolly
Mrs. Cece and Mr. Michael Donoghue
Fairfield Jesuit Community
Mrs. Marie and Mr. Stephen M. Ryan

Murphy Center Programming Updates

“Faith is not a light that scatters all our darkness, but a lamp that guides our steps in the night.”
- Pope Francis

The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality is offering to provide support and spiritual connection for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and those in our surrounding communities:

One-on-One Spiritual Direction

The Murphy Center offers one-on-one virtual spiritual direction including over via Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. Please contact Colleen Gilbertson at for more information.

Ignatian Virtual Retreat

Every other Tuesday on Zoom 1 – 2 p.m. beginning Tuesday, September 14. This virtual retreat is open to anyone who is seeking prayerful connection and no prior experience of Ignatian spirituality is necessary. Participants join in for a one-hour presentation on Ignatian Spirituality and a companion prayer experience. For more information and to register, please contact Marcy Haley at

STAG Athlete Support

MCIS is coordinating with Athletics to provide spiritual support to all athletes. Student-athletes participate in retreats focusing on building an understanding of how God is at work in these uncertain times and the Center is reaching out to those who might be struggling with disappointment and loss. If you would like more information or a check in from MCIS, please contact Marcy Haley at

Spirituality and Aging with Grace, Part VII

Fr. John Murray, S.J., will once again offer a lecture series about spirituality and aging, beginning in October on zoom. All AWG.7 participants are invited to a reflective discussion on the text, “At Sea with God” by Margaret Silf. Dates are Thursdays, 10-11:30 a.m. on Oct. 7& 21, Nov. 4 & 18, and Dec. 2 & 16.

To register for AWG.7, please send a check for $60.00, made payable to Fairfield University, to:

Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality
Fairfield University, Dolan House 106
1073 North Benson Road
Fairfield, CT 06824
If you have any questions, please contact Fr. John Murray at

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