Jesuit Heritage Month

Jesuit Heritage Week Is Now Jesuit Heritage Month!

Join us this November as we celebrate - for the first time at Georgetown - Jesuit Heritage Month! The month of November marks the beginning of Jesuit Heritage Month, as the main campus becomes the venue for a host of special events and programming that explore and celebrate Georgetown's Jesuit history and traditions. Jesuit Heritage Month brings together distinguished faculty and special guests in events and activities focused on the work of the Jesuits, both around the world and here on the Hilltop. Programs focus on spirituality, social justice, the arts, and education, and include opportunities for meeting and becoming acquainted with individual Jesuits.

We look forward to seeing you, and celebrating with you, the history, mission, and identity of the Jesuits here at Georgetown, and beyond.

Jesuit Heritage Month Signature Events:

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Opening Mass and Reception
8:00 pm
Gaston Hall
Join the Georgetown Jesuit Community for Sunday Mass featuring the Chapel, Contemporary and Gospel choirs. All are warmly welcome to join this festive celebration that takes the place of Dahlgren Masses (7:00 pm and 9:00 pm) and the Protestant service at Holy Trinity Church (7:00 pm.) The campus community is invited to Healy Foyer for refreshments and conversation after Mass.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Sharing Ignatian Spirituality Across Religious Traditions
4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Riggs Library
Professor Erin Cline discusses how the adaptations of the Spiritual Exercises that are proposed in her latest book, A World on Fire: Sharing the Ignatian Spiritual Exercises with Other Religions might help us to better serve students, faculty and staff in a diverse university settling like Georgetown.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Chaplains Tea –Tea with the Jesuits
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Healy Foyer
Join Campus Ministry chaplains and staff for tea and treats from Homeboy Foods. See our special timeline display showing highlights from Jesuit and Georgetown history.  All are welcome!

A Conversation with Phil Klay and Paul Elie on the Ignatian Imagination
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The Philodemic Room (Healy Hall)
This event is co-sponsored by the Office of Mission and Ministry and the Faith and Culture Lecture Series. On November 13, Georgetown University will welcome author, and former U.S. Marine, Phil Klay to the Hilltop for a conversation about his life, his Jesuit education, and his work as a writer, essayist, and novelist.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

The Scientific Tradition of the Jesuits: A Lecture with Fr. Gabriele Gionti, SJ
 8:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Lecture with Fr. Gabriele Gionti, SJ on “The Scientific Tradition of the Jesuits” and - weather permitting - a stargazing reception will be held at the Heyden Observatory post lecture.

Friday, November 16 - Sunday, November 18

Weekend Ignatian Retreat
Calcagnini Contemplative Center
The Weekend Ignatian Retreat is a quiet retreat based on the Daily Examen. Retreat Chaplains will offer reflections to guide personal prayer time and are available for one-on-one spiritual conversation. This retreat is open to Georgetown graduate and undergraduate students, alumni, faculty, and staff of all faiths.

Don't forget to check out our Jesuit Heritage Month Facebook page for an updated listing of these, and other, JHM events, like Jesuit Storytelling, Jesuit Trivia, and more!

Click here to view archived programs from previous Jesuit Heritage Weeks >