Montserrat: A Sophomore and Junior Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition

Montserrat: A Sophomore and Junior Retreat

The Benedictine shrine of Montserrat was one of Ignatius’ first stops in his own pilgrimage of faith. There he spent a night praying and reflecting on the mountaintop, and this intentional reflection ultimately set him on his course for the rest of his life.

Inspired by this story of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Montserrat is a Catholic weekend retreat designed to help sophomores and juniors reflect more deeply on who they are and whom they want to be. 

Too often our lives are so busy – and we don’t take the time to stop and reflect on what brings true meaning to our lives. Rooted in Ignatian spirituality, this retreat will provide a space to reflect more deeply on questions of meaning, belonging and purpose.

Who: Sophomores and Juniors

When: TBD

WhereGeorgetown’s beautiful Calcagnini Contemplative Center located on 55 acres in Bluemont, VA overlooking the picturesque Shenandoah Valley.  

Cost: $80.00

Financial assistance is available upon request. Please contact Michelle Siemietkowski at to find out more.

Frequently Asked Question:

Do I have to be Catholic to come on this retreat?

Do I have to be Catholic to come on this retreat? While this is a Catholic retreat, you don’t have to be Catholic to join. The community environment on all our retreats is always welcoming, reverent, loving and fun! So no matter where you are on your own faith journey, you are always welcome. We will offer opportunities for bonding with friends, reflection, conversations with chaplains, the sacrament of reconciliation, and Mass.