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ISON: The Undergraduate Examen

ISON: The Undergraduate Examen

April 25, 2017 at 2:00 am 1 comment

Looking back on my time at Georgetown, I see it as an extended Examen, an exercise in reflection and appreciation of God’s work in my life. The Examen is a spiritual practice in which Jesuits are called to pray twice daily in order to better detect God’s presence in theirRead More

CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

CARNES: Find Hope, Humility In Jesuit Election

October 14, 2016 at 3:30 am 0 comments

This week, the eyes of Jesuits around the world are turned toward Rome. Since Oct. 3, 215 delegates have been assembled in a General Congregation — only the 36th in the 476-year history of the Jesuit order — and since Monday, they have been engaged in the election of aRead More

VIEWPOINT: Free STI Testing for Our Community

October 10, 2016 at 9:30 am 0 comments

On September 16th, unaffiliated, anti-choice protestors came to campus, harassing students and distributing medically inaccurate pamphlets, yet Georgetown administrators did not respond in any way. The following week, GUPD tore down condom envelopes, violating students’ free speech rights. These incidents, while upsetting, did not come as a surprise to H*yasRead More

VIEWPOINT: Inspired to Go Beyond Our Front Gates

September 20, 2016 at 3:20 am 0 comments

In 2013, I stepped into the home of the Flores family in the Brightwood neighborhood of northern Washington, D.C., for the first time. As a freshman, I was new to the city and had some tutoring experience under my belt from high school, as well as a work-study award inRead More

A Lesson in Hope In Becraft’s Story

September 16, 2016 at 11:00 am 0 comments

If you make your way up to Holy Rood Cemetery on Wisconsin Avenue and climb toward the ridge, you will see a tree stump off to your left, set back 20 yards from the path. Peering at several small gravestones closely, you can barely make out the wind- and rain-softenedRead More

Rising Prices, Failing Values

September 9, 2016 at 3:15 am 0 comments

For as long as I can remember, I have dreamed of coming to Georgetown. After being turned away my senior year of high school, I applied again and was accepted as a sophomore transfer student. Almost immediately after the shock and excitement of receiving my letter had passed, my heartRead More

Deep Silence Spurs Reflection

September 2, 2016 at 3:00 am 0 comments

How does the whirlwind that is New Student Orientation at Georgetown conclude? Not with cries and cheers, nor with blaring horns. Rather, it concludes in a sustained hush, in great silence. Allow me to recount NSO’s final moments in McDonough Arena this past Tuesday night. The 1,600 new members ofRead More

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The Journey in Learning and Faith

May 20, 2016 at 3:20 am 5 comments

I first left the Hilltop when I graduated in 1988. Leaving Georgetown a second time is even harder. Revisiting places made holy by our time together helps us to say goodbye. Join me then for one final walk around campus. We begin in the graveyard. Here lie Jesuits who firstRead More

Georgetown to Host 2017 National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference

April 26, 2016 at 12:10 am 0 comments

Georgetown will host the 20th annual National Jesuit Student Leadership Conference, an annual meeting of student leaders from the 28 Jesuit universities in the United States, next summer. The five-day event will last from July 19 to 23, 2017 and will include keynote speeches, breakout sessions and presentations from dozensRead More

COURTESY FR. KEVIN O’BRIEN 
Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (CAS ’88), after serving as Georgetown’s vice president for mission and ministry, will transfer to Santa Clara.

After Eight Years, O’Brien Transfers to Santa Clara

April 1, 2016 at 12:24 am 0 comments

The Jesuit vow of obedience has been a powerful force in the career of Vice President for Mission and Ministry Fr. Kevin O’Brien, S.J. (CAS ’88). After eight years as a member of Georgetown’s faculty, the same call to service that brought O’Brien to Georgetown will bring him to SantaRead More