Salesian Theme of the Month

February: Faithfulness

"The foundation on which you are to support your faith lies in three points:

God is all-wise; God is all-good; God is all-powerful and He loves you!"
- St. Jane de Chantal

Upcoming Opportunities


February 21, 2019
6:30 PM
Lalor House
February 24, 2019
Jupiter, FL
February 25, 2019
Naples, FL
March 2, 2019
Lalor House
March 9, 2019
Fisher Center
March 21, 2019
6:30 PM

Salesian Corner

Join us for Salesian Community Mass on February 17 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel of the Sacred Heart.

Read a recent Loving Life, Living Jesus reflections by Susan Limberg, former French teacher. Want to contribute a reflection? Reach out.

Take a moment of quiet reflection and sign up for Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament on First Fridays in Visitation's Chapel.

February 24 & 25: Florida Alumnae Events


If you will be in Florida this month, we hope you will join us for one of our alumnae get-togethers. We'll be in:

  • Jupiter on February 24; and
  • Naples on February 25.


You can RSVP here or reach out to Molly Drayton to RSVP.

March 2: Gold-White Homecoming


Bring your GTV and WTV spirit to cheer on the Tigers and Bears as students face off in this annual tradition. Invite your family, catch up with fellow Visi classmates over food and drink, and either head to the game in the gym or watch from the comfort of Lalor House as we livestream the pep rally and basketball game. RSVP via Paperless Post!


P.S. The team themes were announced via Instagram @visidc.

March 9: Green Gate Gala 


Join us at the Green Gate Gala to support our scholarship fund. This academic year, 33 percent of Visitation's students received over $2.2 million in financial aid assistance.


Tickets are available here, and you can donate auction items now. Mobile bidding starts March 6. Learn more on the website.

March 21: Alumnae Book Club


Alumnae and past parents can participate either remotely or in-person for our exciting March Book Club. Join former English teacher Catherine Mattingly and chair of the English department Laurie Collins Quirk '74 for a discussion of Carson McCullers' "The Heart is a Lonely Hunter." Get a head start on reading now, and look for more information and RSVP details soon.

For more information about alumnae events or happenings, email Alumnae Relations Director Suzie Koones Egan '79. Can't attend our upcoming events? Download Evertrue to connect with alumnae near you, or join the Visi Alums Helping Alums group on Facebook and network online! 

Travel Opportunity: Pilgrimage to Annecy


This summer, Visitation schools have the opportunity to participate in a pilgrimage to Annecy, France, developed by the Sisters of the Visitation. Georgetown Visitation, alongside our sister schools in Mendota Heights and St. Louis, invites you to join us as we journey in the footsteps of our founders. 


You can review the brochure here, and reach out to Olivia Wills Kane '85, Director of the Salesian Center, to express interest and learn more. 

Alumna Profile: Claire O'Rourke '03


Claire was in the final steps of planning her wedding with one big to-do left: getting her marriage license for D.C. But Claire and her fiancé Sam found that- with just one week left until their big day - in the face of the government shutdown, issuing marriage licenses had been deemed non-essential.


Her Visitation education - and the friends she made here - prepared her to make a plan that would enact change. 


Read more to find out how Claire faced this challenge, and how Visitation is a thread throughout her story. 

Headlines & Happenings

Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson Announced as Next Head of School

On Thursday, January 17, the Board of Directors announced Visitation's next Head of School: Dr. Barbara McGraw Edmondson. Dr. Edmondson is currently the Chief Leadership and Program Officer at the National Catholic Educational Association (NCEA); in that role, she oversees the development of a vision for Catholic school education in the United States. Read more here. 

Diversity & Inclusion Community Conversation

The Diversity & Inclusion Committees of the Alumnae Board, Board of Directors, and Parents' Association co-hosted a book discussion on "Why Are All the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria? And Other Conversations About Race" by Dr. Beverly Daniel Tatum last night. Director of Student Activities Raynetta Jackson-Clay and English teacher Peggy Judge Hamilton '85, who host a monthly professional learning community for faculty and staff reading this book, led current parents, past parents, and alumnae in the reflection. 

Alumnae in the News

If you have recently been featured in the news, share your link with us, and we may feature you in the next issue of Visi Views!

Did you recently get together with Visi classmates or run into a fellow Visi grad? Share your photo with us!

In Memoriam

Georgetown Visitation has received notification of the following deaths in our community. We pray for them, their families, and loved ones.



  • Dorothy Johnson Andrews '43, JC '45

  • Maurine Bulow Buettner '66



  • Peggy Wilson Cosgrove '49 and Donna Wilson Slingluff '54 on the death of their brother, Littell Wilson

  • Elaine Carpenter Quasebarth JC '50 on the death of her husband, Werner Quasebarth

  • Marina Galitzine Carney '54 on the death of her husband, Peter Carney

  • Cathy O'Brien Shea JC '56 on the death of her husband, Michael Shea, and Helen Shea McKenzie '81 and Kathleen Shea Guzzetta '82 on the death of their father

  • Barbara Bulow Dwyer '57 on the death of her sister, Maurine Bulow Buettner '66, and Katherine Mullally '76, Mary Mullally Riley '83, Anne Mullally Lesage '89, and Kathleen Dwyer Mayglothling '90 on the death of their aunt

  • Judy Ball Scanlon JC '62 and Katherine Ball Ross '61 on the death of their brother, Frederic Ball

  • Betsy Balderston O'Day JC '64 on the death of her brother, Mike O'Day

  • Elise Conley Murphy '65, Liz Conley Roberts '71, Margaret Conley Thalenberg '75, Kat Conley Kirkpatrick '77, and Christine Conley Evans '84 on the death of their mother, Dorothy Johnson Andrews '43 & JC '45, and Mary Anne Johnson Blatzheim '50 and Terry Johnson Matan '59 on the death of their cousin

  • Alisa Maganzini Burrows '79 on the death of her father, Dr. Herman Maganzini

  • Helene O'Neil Shere '79, Ann O'Neil Gradowski '81, and Jane O'Neil Wieder '84 on the death of their mother, Helene O'Neil, and Molly Gradowski Herrera '07 on the death of her grandmother



We'd love to hear from you! Please send us your news and updates, photos, and new contact info via our web form



The Alumnae Office is happy to help! For any info on our programs, events or alumnae chapters, email Alumnae Relations Director Suzie Koones Egan '79 or call 202-787-5679.

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