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Rev. Mark G. Henninger, S.J., PhD

Co-Director, Internship in Ignatian Spiritual Direction

Mark Henninger

Mark Henninger is a Jesuit priest who is passionate about Jesus Christ and the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. As a life-long Jesuit, he has been involved in Ignatian spirituality for decades and most recently has enjoyed training new spiritual directors to help others experience at a new level of depth the reality of God’s presence.  

He has studied the Spiritual Exercises of St. Ignatius in the original languages of Spanish and Latin and has brought that expertise to his own thriving practice of individual spiritual direction as well as to several eight-day and more extended retreats.  

Before turning to spiritual direction, Mark was a professor of philosophy, earning his MA and PhD at the University of California of Los Angeles. He has published extensively in medieval philosophy and theology, an excellent background to bring to Christian spirituality. He has taught at several universities, including Loyola University Chicago, the University of Detroit Mercy, the Gregorian University in Rome, Arrupe University in Zimbabwe, and Georgetown University in Washington DC.  He also worked for five years as a hospital chaplain at Loyola University Hospital and as a campus minister on the Health Sciences Campus of LUC.