The Office of Mission & Ministry advances the Catholic identity, Ignatian heritage, and Jesuit mission of Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit university in the country. The Office supports the integration of learning, faith, and service through a broad array of programs and partnerships that engage students, faculty, staff, University leadership, and alumni in the understanding and practice of our religious identity, values, and commitments.
Each year, thousands of individuals participate in our programming through retreats, seminars, lectures, national and international immersion experiences, service projects, and opportunities for worship and spiritual reflection on campus, on location, and on-line.
As a constitutive feature of our Catholic and Jesuit identity, the Office of Mission & Ministry provides a spiritual home at Georgetown for people of all religious and non-religious backgrounds. We strive to represent a “centered pluralism” in our programming and outreach, and respectfully engage the particular traditions represented in and by the members of our Hoya family.
Come Forth: How the Story of Lazarus Invites Us to Experience New Life
November 16th, 2023
The Gospel story of the Raising of Lazarus, often called “Jesus’s greatest miracle,” can seem far removed from our own lives. What can an event that happened 2,000 years ago teach us? Father Martin will show you how this story invites you to leave behind anything that keeps you unfree and experience new life. See Fr. James Martin’s Sacred Lecture here.…
Fall 2023 Dahlgren Dialogue: Solidarity with the Church and Jesuits in Nicaragua: Responding to Repression and Denial of Religious Freedom
November 17th, 2023
The recording of the Fall 2023 Dahlgren Dialogue is now online. The Catholic Church in Nicaragua is suffering. A bishop has been imprisoned, the Jesuit university closed, religious women expelled, charities closed, and seminaries dissolved. The Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) has served the people and Church of Nicaragua since the 1500s. Jesuits have stood with the people of Nicaragua in countless ways, offering education, fighting injustice, working for democracy, respecting human rights, and seeking peace.…