Jesuit Heritage Month 2023

Thursday, 2 November

Jesuits & Slaveholding: An Ignatian Reflection on Reconciliation and Justice | 5 p.m. | Ecumenical Chapel

In 2017 Fr. Kesicki formally apologized for the sin of Jesuit slaveholding in Gaston Hall on Georgetown’s campus. Six years later he will reflect on a Descendant led vision for reconciliation and justice.

Sunday, 5 November

Are you a Jesu-Whiz? Trivia & Dinner with the Jesuits | 6 p.m. | McDonough 113 (GULC)

Join the Georgetown University Law Center Office of Campus Ministry for dinner and trivia at the start of Jesuit Heritage Month. For more information, please contact Sonia Robledo ( (new window)).

Jesuit Heritage Month Opening Mass | 7 p.m. | Gaston Hall

Join us for the 2023 Jesuit Heritage Month Opening Mass. Come celebrate our Ignatian heritage, and join our community in offering prayer and gratitude for the contributions of the Society of Jesus – the Jesuits – to our Georgetown community. President DeGioia will offer remarks at the end of Mass. All are welcome.

Monday, 6 November

Fall 2023 Dahlgren Chapel Sacred Lecture: Fr. Jim Martin, S.J. | 4 p.m | Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart & Online

The Fall 2023 Dahlgren Chapel Sacred Lecture will be delivered by Fr. Jim Martin, S.J. His lecture is titled “Come Forth: How the Story of Lazarus Invites Us to Experience New Life.” Please join us for this in-person event.

Monday, 13 November

Faith Formation Dinner | 6:30 – 8:00 p.m. | HFSC Herman Room | This is a student-only event.

Join Catholic Ministry and Chaplain Michelle Siemietkowski in the HFSC Herman Room for a Faith Formation Dinner. Chaplain Michelle will speak about how we can incorporate our University’s Jesuit values and Ignatian spirituality into our everyday lives. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions and reflect on how Georgetown’s Jesuit identity can be lived out in their everyday lives.

Tuesday, 14 November

Solidarity with the Church and Jesuits in Nicaragua | 6 p.m. | Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart & Online

The Catholic Church in Nicaragua is suffering. 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. Four leaders with experience and expertise in these issues will discuss the challenges presented by the situation in Nicaragua, and how Catholics can use the principles of Catholic social teaching to advance justice, peace, religious freedom, and solidarity.

This event will be both in person and livestreamed by the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought & Public Life.

Wednesday, 15 November

Pizza with the Padres | 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. | Wolfington Hall | This is a student-only event.

Swing by Wolfington Hall for pizza and mingling with the Georgetown Jesuit community. In this low-key event, students will hear from Jesuits about the impact their heritage has on them and the Georgetown community.

Friday, November 17

Jesuit Heritage Month Trivia | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. | Hilltop Taproom | This is a student-only event.

Grab your friends for an afternoon of trivia on Georgetown’s Jesuit heritage (and general University fun facts) at the Hilltop Taproom! This is a Jeopardy-style trivia and the winning team will receive a special prize!