Catholic Women's Retreat

Catholic Women's Retreat at the Calcagnini Center


What to Bring

For comfort: A sleeping bag and pillow -OR- sheets, blanket, and pillow; you can rent sleeping bags for $9.00 through Outdoor Ed.

For cleanliness: A towel, soap, shampoo, a change of clothes, and whatever else you need to get ready.

For unpredictable weather: Durable shoes, socks, and a sweatshirt or jacket.

For fun: A good book, cards, frisbees, games, or your journal for free time (unless you want to romp outside, hang out by the fire, or take a nap).

For reflection: A journal if you like to use one.

For hydration: A reusable water bottle or mug for coffee/tea.

For everyone’s listening pleasure: guitars or other musical instruments if you play any!

Catholic undergraduate women at Georgetown are invited to join this new one-night retreat designed just for women. We will explore topics such as living out one’s faith as a woman in the Church today; joys and challenges; ways to serve the Church; and models of faith, including Mary, the Mother of Jesus, as sources of inspiration and joy. We will have student leader and alumna talks, small group faith-sharing, great meals and lots of fun!

Who: Women undergraduate students at Georgetown

When: TBD

Where: Georgetown’s beautiful Calcagnini Contemplative Center located on 55 acres in Bluemont, VA overlooking the picturesque Shenandoah Valley

Cost: $40.00 Financial assistance is available upon request. Please contact Michelle Siemietkowski at to find out more.

Frequently Asked Questions: 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.