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Spring 2018 Retreats

Law and Graduate Ignatian Retreat
January 14-15, 2018
Cost: $50. Please contact Mary Novak at mn565@georgetown.edu for financial assistance.

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. Located in the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgetown's Calcagnini Contemplative Center is a wonderful place to reflect, pray and enjoy creation. 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, leaving at 4:00pm on January 14 and returning at 4:00pm on January 15.  Accommodation requests (including the need for a private room) should be made upon registration by January 10 to Mary Novak at mn565@georgetown.edu or 202.662.9295.

Registration closes January 10 at 8:00pm.


Prayer in Daily Life at the Law Center
February 2-9, 2018
Campus Ministry Office, McDonough 113
Cost: Free
Register Here.

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 prayer and reflection. During the opening session, participants will meet with their directors and receive materials for the retreat. It is very important to be present at both the Opening February 2 and Closing February 9 sessions.

Opening: Friday, February 2, 3:30-5:00 pm
St. Thomas More Chapel, McDonough Hall, Light refreshments provided
Closing: Friday, February 9, 5:00-7:00 pm
Law Center Campus Ministry Office, 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 spiritual guide 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 or requests for disability accommodations, please contact Mary Novak at mn565@georgetown.edu or 202.662.9295.

Registration closes January 29 at 8pm.


Closing Arguments: Reflecting on Completing your Legal Studies
March 2 - 4, 2018
Calcagnini Contemplative Center
Cost: $100. Please contact Mary Novak at mn565@georgetown.edu for financial assistance.
Register Here.

This retreat is an opportunity for Georgetown Law 3Ls and 4Es nearing the end of their legal education after years of study and growth. As a participant, you will be invited to reflect upon your time as a law student- how you have changed, what you have learned about yourself, and who you are now- and to apply that self-knowledge to weathering the approaching transition from law school to the rest of your life. You will also have time to simply be- to process this exciting and daunting stage of your life 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 2. We will leave the Law campus at 4:00 p.m. and will return to the Law campus on Sunday, March 4, by 4:00 p.m.

The cost of the retreat is $100.00. Financial assistance is available to those who need it. Please email Mary Novak at mn565@georgetown.edu for more information.

Registration closes on Friday, February 23, 2018. This retreat fills up early, so register soon.


Completed Fall 2017 Retreats


The DISCOVERY Phase: Finding Sources of Wisdom (and Sanity) as a 1L  
September 1 – 3, 2017
Cost: $100. Please contact mn565@georgetown.edu for financial assistance
Register Here.
 
All first-year students are invited to get away to relax and reflect as you begin your law school journey together.  The retreat is a chance to experience a beautiful place where you can get to know your classmates, know yourself more deeply and 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 none are welcome.

Located in the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, 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, leaving at 4:00pm on September 1 and returning at 3:00pm on September 3.  Accommodation requests (including the need for a private room) should be made by August 30 to Mary Novak: mn565@georgetown.eduor 202.662.9295.
 
Registration closes August 25 at 8pm.
 
 
Law and Graduate Ignatian Fall Retreat
October 6-7, 2017
Cost: $50. Please contact mn565@georgetown.edu for financial assistance
Register Here.
 
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. 

Located in the beautiful Virginia Blue Ridge Mountains, Georgetown's Calcagnini Contemplative Center is a wonderful place to reflect, pray and enjoy creation. 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, leaving at 4:00pm on October 6 and returning at 4:00pm on October 7.  Accommodation requests (including the need for a private room) should be made by October 4 to Mary Novak:mn565@georgetown.eduor 202.662.9295
 
Registration closes September 29 at 8pm.
 
 
Prayer in Daily Life at the Law School
October 13-20, 2017
Cost: Free
Register Here.
 
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 prayer and reflection. During the opening session, participants will meet with their directors and receive materials for the retreat. It is very important to be present at both the Opening October 13 and Closing October 20 sessions. 
 
Opening: Friday, October 13, 4:30-6:oo pm
St. Thomas More Chapel, McDonough Hall, Light refreshments provided 
Closing: Friday, October 20, 5:00-7:00 pm
Law Center Campus Ministry Office, 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 spiritual guide to talk about the day's prayer experience. The retreat is open to students, alumni, faculty, and staff of any faith background.  Accommodation requests should be made by October 11 to Mary Novak:mn565@georgetown.eduor 202.662.9295
 
Registration closes October 6 at 8pm.

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