Congratulations to Georgetown

Healy Hall at Georgetown University. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

A big congratulations to Georgetown University, the oldest Catholic (and Jesuit) university in the country, which today celebrates its 225th Anniversary. As the school's website noted:

On this day in 1789 the university's founder, Bishop John Carroll, obtained the first deed for the land on which Georgetown, the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the country, was built. Carroll secured the deed to about 60 acres of land overlooking the Potomac River.

Advertisement

The school also announced today that six congressional members, five of whom are Georgetown alumni, honored the University in the Congressional Record to mark the anniversary. 

I know a number of people who have attended Georgetown, and all attest to its excellence. I'm not sure I'm allowed to say this as a non-alumnus (and my apologies if I am not), but as a fellow Jesuit university graduate, I offer a "Hoya Saxa" in honor of the day.

Comments are automatically closed two weeks after an article's initial publication. See our comments policy for more.

Advertisement

The latest from america

Pope Francis has suppressed the Ecclesia Dei Commission, a significant decision with consequences for the Holy See’s relations with the priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X.
Gerard O’ConnellJanuary 19, 2019
Photo: IMDB
A new Netflix miniseries brings out the story’s aspects of adventure and conflict, with occasionally pulse-pounding results.
Rob Weinert-KendtJanuary 19, 2019
Protestors march to support a U.N. anti-corruption commission in Guatemala City on Jan. 6. Photo by Jackie McVicar.
“What they are doing not only puts Guatemala at risk but the entire region. Bit by bit, for more than a year, they have been trying to divide us. The elections are at risk. We are six months away.”
Jackie McVicarJanuary 18, 2019
“We will just do what we need to do to help people in need,” said Antonio Fernandez, C.E.O. of Catholic Charities for the Archdiocese of San Antonio.
Emma Winters January 18, 2019