Monica Meagher is currently serving as Spiritual Director in Residence at the Faber Center for Ignatian Spirituality at Marquette University. Monica graduated from Marquette with a bachelor’s degree in Theology and Secondary Education. She taught Theology at Pius XI High School in Milwaukee for 10 years before returning to Marquette for graduate studies. She went on to pursue pastoral studies at Saint Francis de Sales Seminary where she obtained a Master’s of Divinity degree. Monica has served in parish and educational ministry in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee for over 30 years. She has held many leadership positions and has engaged in a wide range of pastoral, spiritual and community ventures. In 2014 Monica completed a graduate certificate in Ignatian Spirituality at Loyola University in Chicago which prepared her to guide people in the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius. Monica is also a frequent speaker throughout the Archdiocese of Milwaukee and has an active ministry of spiritual direction, spiritual conversation and retreats.
Michael Hogan worked as a trial attorney for more than 25 years. His primary focus was litigation of medical malpractice and other professional liability cases. He has been an adjunct professor of law at Marquette University Law School for 20 years.
He received his B.A. from Creighton University and his J.D. from St. Louis University. Mike was a member of the Society of Jesus (Jesuits) for 8 years and, as a result, he has had experience of the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius of Loyola and found a deep appreciation of Ignatian spirituality. He holds a certificate in spiritual direction from the Shalem Institute of Contemplative Practices. He received his master’s degree in Christian Spirituality and a certificate in spiritual direction and retreat giving from Creighton University.
Mike became the director of the Faber Center for Ignatian spirituality at Marquette University in 2005, serving its faculty, administrators and staff. At the Faber Center he was engaged in spiritual direction, teaching about prayer and Ignatian spirituality and facilitating discussion groups on spiritual matters of interest. After serving for seven years, he retired from the Faber Center. He continues to give spiritual direction, retreats, talks on Ignatian spirituality and give reflections on the spiritual life.