Loyola: A First-Year Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition

Loyola Retreatants

Loyola 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!

Loyola: A First-Year Retreat

Inspired by St. Ignatius’ own story of meeting his best friends in college, Loyola is a Catholic weekend retreat welcoming all students in their first year at Georgetown who want to deepen their friendships and grow in their faith.  Activities will include Jesuit and student reflections, small group discussions on topics related to first-year student life, great food and great company!

Who: First year and transfer undergraduate students

When: October 4-5, 2019; March 27-28, 2020

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 siemietm@georgetown.edu to find out more.

Frequently Asked Question:

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.