Saint Clare Center Events

Programs hosted at Cardinal Stritch University


Mornings of Reflection at the Center

Come renew your spirit. Take a break from your routines and give yourself a gift of time for prayer and reflection.

"Presence for Christmas"

Saturday, December 3, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

“O Come, O Come, Emmanuel…” In Advent, we prepare for the coming of the Messiah. But we also affirm “Emmanuel” – God is with us. We don’t need to wait for a God who will be present once we prepare a place for him.  God is already in this place.  So one spiritual path through Advent is to work on preparing our eyes to see how God is already present.  Let’s spend a morning reflecting on God’s presence, so that by Christmas we can more fully see the Emmanuel that we profess.

Register online - $25 per person.

For more information, please contact Michael Taylor at 414-410-4353 or mvtaylor@stritch.edu .


Annual Ministry Symposium

"The Call to Discipleship, the Vocation to Ministry"

with Kathleen Cahalan, Ph.D.

Friday, January 20, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

How do we understand the general calling of all the baptized and a particular calling such as ministry in the church? This presentation will explore what it means to say we are all called to follow as disciples, and some disciples are called to be ministers. Beyond our common calling, what does it mean to say that each Christian has particular callings such as tax accountants, first grade teachers, or plumbers? How is the call to ministry a unique and particular calling and what is its relationship to other callings in the Christian life?

Kathleen Cahalan

Kathleen A. Cahalan is professor of theology at Saint John’s University School of Theology∙Seminary, Collegeville, Minnesota. Cahalan earned her doctorate in practical theology from the University of Chicago Divinity School and is author of several books, including Living Your Discipleship: Seven Ways to Express Your Deepest Calling, co-authored with Laura Kelly Fanucci (Twenty-Third Publications, 2015) and Introducing the Practice of Ministry (Liturgical Press, 2010). 

$30 per person. Register online with a credit card, or print a registration form and mail it in with a check.

For more information, please contact Michael Taylor at 414-410-4353 or mvtaylor@stritch.edu .