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The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality

Invites you to a Mass and luncheon honoring

Rev. Charles H. Allen, S.J.

With the James M. Bowler, S.J., Award

For his lifetime of service exemplifying the spirit of St. Ignatius Loyola


Sunday, September 19, 2021
12:30 p.m. Outdoor Mass

Celebratory Luncheon Immediately Following

Fairfield University
Bellarmine Lawn
1073 North Benson Road, Fairfield, CT

A favor of a reply is requested by Monday, August 9, 2021
at, or call (203) 254-4000, ext. 3468

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 Center offering 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 15. 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

50th Anniversary of Women at Fairfield University – The Inigas Series

The Murphy Center for Ignatian Spirituality of Fairfield University cordially invites you to celebrate 50 Year of Women at Fairfield University with two events this semester focusing on women and spirituality. In addition to our annual Advent Retreat, the Murphy Center and Alumni Relations will sponsor a webinar entitled, “Journey of Faith; A Conversation with Anne Gardner.” Anne Gardner is an ordained minister in the Episcopal Church and Chaplain at the Harvard-Westlake School in Los Angeles. For more information, please contact Marcy Haley at

Spirituality and Aging with Grace, Part IV

Fr. John Murray, S.J., and Elizabeth Hastings will once again offer a lecture series about spirituality and aging. All participants are invited to a reflective discussion on the text, “God and You,” by William Barry, S.J., exploring the nature of growing and deepening a personal relationship with God. This series will take place on Zoom and participants are responsible for purchase of text. To register, please contact Elizabeth Hastings at

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