Salesian Programs & Events

  • Founders Day
  • Salesian Homerooms
  • Salesian Soup for the Soul
  • Pilgrimages to Annecy, France
  • VISTORY
  • Salesian Leadership Camp 

Resources

An ever-expanding library of classic and contemporary Salesian Spirituality resources is available in the Salesian Center (2nd floor of Founders) and in St. Bernard's Library to support our community's Salesian education and formation.

Stop by or contact SalesianCenter@visi.org to borrow an item from the collection.

The National Visitation Salesian Network

Founded by the Second Federation of the Visitation Order, The National Salesian Network supports Visitation schools' desires to practice and perpetuate our Salesian charism so that all members of our school communities may carry Christ to those whom we serve and with whom we work. 

Salesian Programming

Monthly Salesian Community Masses

In the spirit of hospitality, please join us on the third Sunday of each month as we welcome an Oblate of St. Francis de Sales to celebrate Mass with the Visitation community. Current students, parents, and faculty are always welcome, and a special invitation is extended to past parents, faculty, alumnae and friends of Visitation to come "home" to 35th Street for these liturgical celebrations and spiritual nourishment in the Salesian tradition. All are welcome!

10 a.m. on the third Sunday of the month in the Nolan Center ~ refreshments follow in the lobby.

2016-17 Dates 

 September 18  December 18  March 19
 October 16  January 22  April 23
 November 20  February 19  May 21

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Salesian Spirituality Group with Sr. Mary Berchmans

Sisters, alumnae, current and former parents, and faculty come together once a month for spiritual nourishment and learning about Visitation’s Salesian charism. Sr. Mary Berchmans’ Salesian Spirituality Group explores the timeless and inspired teaching of our founders and the spirit that infuses all that we do at Visitation.

“Salesian Spirituality is a distinct way of looking at the world and a distinct way of interacting not only with God, but with the world,” says Kathleen “Kitty” Wach ’82, a Visitation parent who attends regularly.

Sr. Berchmans recalls the group starting because “sharing our Salesian Spirituality was a gift we had to share with our parents and alums just as we have been sharing it with our students and faculty and staff.” As participants discuss what St. Francis and St. Jane taught, they also relate it to their daily lives and how they triumph or struggle.

“Visitation is a lifelong community of people who are trying to live thoughtful lives of integrity in the modern world and are looking to Salesian Spirituality as a meaningful guide as they do it,“ says Kitty. “It’s a blessing to be able to learn about Salesian Spirituality and practice it. And to be able to discuss it in this Visitation community makes it even more valuable.”

Each year the group focuses on a different book; this year’s book is Francis de Sales, Jane de Chantal: Letters of Spiritual Direction. Copies provided.

8:30 a.m. in the Heritage Room ~ Second Tuesday of the Month. Join us for one or all!

2016-17 Dates 

 September 13  December 13  March 14
 October 11  January 10  April 11
 November 15  February 14  May 9

Women Who Make a Difference Speaker Series  

Sponsored with the support of the Salesian Center, the Women Who Make A Difference speaker series brings “great-hearted women” to campus to share how they have heard and responded to the call to live lives of faith, vision, and purpose.

2016-17 Speaker Dates

Upcoming Speakers 

April 3, 2017

  • Ms. Rebecca Kamen , Sculptor & Lecturer will speak on her work, "STRATA: The Interconnection of Art, Science, and Spirituality."

 Previous Speakers 

Loving Life, Living Jesus Reflections

 

To share the charism of the Visitation Sisters, Georgetown Visitation offers weekly spiritual reflections for members and friends of our Salesian family far and wide. Learn more about Loving Life, Living Jesus reflections. 

Monthly Salesian Themes

Drawn from the Little Virtues, inspired common sense, and spiritual counsel found in the writings and teachings of St. Francis de Sales and St. Jane de Chantal, monthly Salesian themes have been chosen for our journey together through the 2016-2017 school year.

Network of Visitation Schools Theme for 2016-17:  THE SACRED HEART

“I have wanted before anything to imprint and write on your heart that holy and sacred word: “Vive Jesus! - Live Jesus!” - St. Francis de Sales, Introduction to the Devout Life, Part III, Chapter 23

These themes have been chosen with connections to sacred as well as secular events in mind. 

August: faithfulness
September: joyful optimism
October: humility
November: simplicity
December: generosity
January: gentleness
February: holy friendship
March: sincerity
April: patience
May: hospitality
June: gratitude
July: perseverance

Salesian Ministry Team