Pamplona: A Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition

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This year we are launching a new overnight retreat for all class years called Pamplona named after the battle in 1521 where St. Ignatius Loyola was seriously wounded in both legs by a cannonball. Nearing death, Ignatius had to convalesce in his family castle for many months. During this time of great suffering and loss, he turned to God, and the course of his life changed forever. This past year, living through the pandemic has also been a time of suffering and loss for so many. And like Ignatius, we, too, are invited to turn to God and reflect on what we have learned, how we have changed, and how God is with us through it all. Through student talks, small groups, and time for personal prayer and reflection, we will ponder, “What have we learned this past year? How have our hearts and minds been moved? Do we desire to grow in our relationship with God?” As a community of friends in faith, we will seek the grace to see all things new in Christ.

Who: Undergraduates, all class years.

When: TBA

Where: Georgetown’s beautiful Calcagnini Contemplative Center in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Cost: $40, including transportation, accommodations and meals. (NB: Financial aid is available, please write to Chaplain Michelle at the email below).

Questions? Email Chaplain Michelle at