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.
| September 18
|| December 18
|| March 19
| October 16
|| January 22
|| April 23
| November 20
|| February 19
|| May 21
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!
| 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
April 3, 2017
Ms. Rebecca Kamen
, Sculptor & Lecturer will speak on her work, "STRATA: The Interconnection of Art, Science, and Spirituality."
Dr. Nancy Cowdin,
Neuroscience Researcher & Visitation Science Department Faculty Member spoke on
“Sleep, Memory, and Emotions.”
Dr. Cowdin presented current research findings on how sleep quality and quantity affect learning and health.
Ms. Cokie Roberts, Journalist, Political Commentator, & Author was this year's Rosemary Hannan Mother-Daughter Book Talk guest. Ms. Roberts spoke on her most recent work, “Capital Dames," an account of the experiences, contributions, and influence of women in Washington, D.C. during the Civil War era - including several Visitation alumnae.
Sr. Mada-anne Gell, VHM, Monastery Archivist was this year's Founders Day Speaker on “Georgetown Visitation Sisters who had a BIG impact on education… but few people know their stories!” Sr. Mada-anne spoke about Visitation Sisters who were World’s Fair prize winners, architects, engineers, computer pioneers, artists, authors, and historians who made lasting contributions to American education.
- In celebration of Heritage Week, Anne Goetze shared the love and story behind her photographic painting exhibit, "Pray to Love, Love to Pray: The Annecy France Nun Series” with our school community at a Founders Day assembly.
- In this Jubilee Year of Mercy, Visitation parent Magda Pettey joined our school community for a morning program to share reflections on God’s mercy and grace.
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.