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From the Hoya: “Schenden: Life as Pilgrimage”

“I was asked while on the Loyola retreat whether it was necessary to travel abroad in order to experience life as pilgrimage. While physical travel surely provides opportunity for the transformative experience of life as pilgrimage, St. Ignatius recognizes that … Continue reading

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The Festival of Sukkot

Sukkot, a Hebrew word meaning “shelters” or “huts,” refers to the Jewish festival of giving thanks for the bounty of the fall produce, which farmers would harvest day after day, while dwelling in huts deep into their fields, away from … Continue reading

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From The Hoya: “Carnes: Rules for Returning Hoyas”

“At Georgetown, New Student Orientation offers a marvelous, nearly round-the-clock set of activities to welcome new Hoyas, introducing them to our community and offering them an array of tools to succeed. Sometimes I wonder if we ought to do something … Continue reading

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Diwali 2016: Finally Finding Home on the Hilltop

Diwali at Georgetown University is a spectacle of color, music, prayer, and celebration. True to the origin of the festival, the emphasis is placed on the victory of good over evil, of light over darkness. While in previous years, Georgetown’s … Continue reading

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Jewish Community Looks to 272

As members of Georgetown’s Jewish community gathered for Rosh Hashanah services Oct. 3 and Oct. 4, Andrew Meshnick (COL ’17) delivered a sermon on a seemingly unrelated topic: the community’s connection to the sale of 272 slaves in 1838, the … Continue reading

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