The Discover Phase: 1L Retreat

September 9 - 10

Cost: $50. Please contact pkr@georgetown.edu if you seek financial assistance

The Discovery Phase retreat is an opportunity open to all first-year Georgetown Law Center students to relax and reflect as you begin your law school journey together.  The retreat will be a chance to get away to a beautiful place to get to know your classmates better.  You will be invited to know yourself more deeply and to find sources of wisdom, sanity, and strength for your journey through law school.  Though indebted to Ignatian spirituality, this retreat will not be explicitly religious and people of any faith tradition or of none will be welcome

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia the Calcagnini Contemplative Center is a wonderful place to unwind and enjoy nature.  Close to the Appalachian trail there are miles of hiking trails and many ways to wonder and to wander.   

Food will be provided and a bus (departing from 600 New Jersey Avenue in front of McDonough) will take us to and from the Calcagnini Contemplative Center.  For financial assistance please contact Fr. Rourke: pkr@georgetown.edu.

Law and Graduate Ignatian Fall Retreat:
Be Still & Know: A Retreat in the Ignatian Tradition

Two Ways To Attend:
October 14-15 ($50)
October 14-16 ($100)

Please contact pkr@georgetown.edu if you seek financial assistance.

This retreat is an opportunity for all Georgetown graduate students to explore their relationship and image of God through an Ignatian lens. Participants will be invited to reflect and pray, into some periods of silence and into opportunities for sharing and rest. While this retreat is grounded in Ignatian spirituality, it is open to people of all faith traditions and those who have none.

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, Georgetown's Calcagnini Contemplative Center is a wonderful place to reflect, pray and enjoy creation, God's first book. Close to the Appalachian trail, there are miles of hiking trails and many ways to wonder and to wander.

You have the choice to stay one night or two.  The first day will be a more guided schedule and the second will be less so, giving you time to rest more, hike or even study in a beautiful environment.  

Accommodations requests related to a disability should be made by October 12 to Mary Novak (mn565@georgetown.edu).  Alcohol will be served on Friday, October 14 from 9:00-10:00 PM.

Law and Graduate Ignatian Spring Retreat

January 20 - 21

Cost: $125

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The Graduate Student Life Retreat will take place at Loyola on the Potomac, a peaceful and beautiful retreat center in Faulkner overlooking the Potomac. Welcoming to all backgrounds and traditions, this retreat will provide an opportunity for fellowship, community, and personal reflection and prayer. It also will provide talks given by Fr. Paul Rourke, SJ, Director of Law Center Campus Ministry, and Mary Novak, Associate Director for Ignatian Formation (Law Center and School of Continuing Studies.) The retreat's activities and focus will reflect the Ignatian spiritual tradition. As Georgetown is a Jesuit university, this particular spirituality is a gift to all here at Georgetown, and thus we will share some introductory notes about it.

We will leave together from the Law Campus on Friday, January 20, at 3:00 p.m. and will return on Saturday, January 21, at 5:00 p.m.

Our time for departure will be adjusted to accommodate the road closures necessary for the Inauguration activities that day. We will let you know the details in January.

The cost of the retreat is $125.00. The price reflects the excellent amenities of the retreat center, including individual rooms for all retreatants. Financial aid is available for any who need it; please email Fr. Rourke at pkr@law.georgetown.edu for more information.

Prayer and Daily Life at the Law School

Feb 3 - 10

Cost: Free

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The Prayer in Daily Life at the Law School Retreat allows individuals to experience the dynamics of Ignatian prayer in the course of ordinary life. The retreat opens and closes with refreshments and a time for individual and group prayer and reflection. During the opening participants will meet with their directors and receive pertinent materials for the retreat. It is very important to be present at both the Opening February 3 and Closing February 10 sessions. 

Opening | Friday, February 3 |4:30-6:oo pm | St. Thomas More Chapel, McDonough Hall 

             Light refreshments provided 

Closing | Friday, February 10  | 5:00-7:00 pm | Law Center Campus Ministry Office & 

       St. Thomas More Chapel, McDonough Hall 

             Dinner provided

Each day during the week, participants commit to 30 minutes of individual prayer with scripture and 30 minutes of reflection with a director to talk about the day's prayer experience. The retreat is open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff of any faith background.

If you have any questions, please contact Mary Novak at mn565@georgetown.edu or 202.662.9295.

Closing Arguments: Reflecting Upon Completing Your Legal Studies

Mar 3-5

Cost: $100
Please contact pkr@georgetown.edu if you seek financial assistance.

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This retreat is an opportunity for Georgetown Law students nearing the end of their legal education: 3Ls, 4Ls, L.L.M. students, and anyone else graduating in 2017. Participants will be invited to reflect upon their time as law students- how they have grown, what they have learned about themselves, and who they are now- and to apply that self-knowledge to weathering the approaching transition from law school to the rest of their lives. They will also have time to simply be- to process this exciting and daunting stage of their lives in a peaceful and quiet space. The retreat will reflect the Ignatian spiritual tradition, but it is open to people of all faith traditions and to those who have none.

Located in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Virginia, Georgetown's Calcagnini Contemplative Center is a wonderful place to reflect, be silent, and enjoy creation. Close to the Appalachian trail, there are miles of hiking trails and many ways to wonder and to wander. Rooms and food will be provided by the center.

The retreat will begin on Friday, March 3. We will leave the Law campus at 3:00 p.m. We will return to the Law campus on Sunday, March 5, by 4:00 p.m.