La Storta: A Senior Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition

Student on the La Storta Retreat

La Storta Registration

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!

La Storta: A Senior Retreat

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, where are they going, and how God is at work every step of the way.

Who: Seniors.

When: January 31 – February 2, 2020. We will depart by bus from Healy Gates at 4:00 pm on Friday, and we will return by bus to Georgetown by 3pm on Sunday. 

Where: Georgetown’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 siemietm@georgetown.edu 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 Jesuits and chaplains, the sacrament of reconciliation, and Mass.