La Storta: A Senior Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition
St. Ignatius received a vision at La Storta, near Rome, in 1537. He saw God place Ignatius with Christ carrying the cross. This vision inspired Ignatius to follow Christ more fully, and to form the Society of Jesus.
Inspired by this part of Ignatius’ story which deepened Ignatius’ own calling to follow Christ, this retreat is designed to help seniors reflect on their own lives - where they have been these past four years at Georgetown, where are they now, and where are they going. Together with Jesuits, lay chaplains and student leaders, we will reflect on the question, “What might God be calling me to now?”
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 Jesuits and chaplains, the sacrament of reconciliation, and Mass.
When: January 20-22, 2017
We will depart by bus from Healy Gates at 6:30 pm on Friday, January 20, and we will return by bus to Georgetown by 4pm on Sunday, January 22.
Where: Georgetown’s beautiful Calcagnini Contemplative Center in the Bluemont, VA.
Financial assistance is available upon request. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more.