Georgetown University is a private research university in Washington, DC Founded in 1789, it is the oldest Catholic and Jesuit institution of higher education in the United States. Georgetown's main campus, located in Washington's Georgetown neighborhood.
Georgetown's founding by John Carroll, America's first Catholic bishop, realized earlier efforts to establish a Roman Catholic college in the province of Maryland that had been thwarted by religious persecution. The university expanded after the American Civil War under the leadership of Patrick Francis Healy, who came to be known as Georgetown's "second founder" despite having been born a slave by law. Jesuits have participated in the university's administration since 1805, a heritage Georgetown celebrates, but the university has always been governed independently of the Society of Jesuits and of church authorities.
The university has about 7,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 post-graduate students from a wide variety of religious, ethnic, and geographic backgrounds, including 130 foreign countries
This is a cool old library in one of the old buildings. The ceiling was really neat looking. This next picture is of one of the squares in the ceiling.
Walking through the neighborhood.
|There is a chapel on campus we went inside and took some pictures.|
|Stain glass window in the front of the altar.|
|Nifty looking lights in the church.|
|This was a picture in one of the buildings.|
|This church just outside Georgetown University is the Catholic Church Pres. John Kennedy attended.|
|This explains that Pres. Kennedy attended meeting there two week before he was shot.|
|The football stadium isn't too impressive compared to the LaVelle Edward's stadium.|
|We saw this Jewish church building along our walk.|
|President Kenndy's home on N Street.|
|Pres. John F. Kennedy's home today. It is located on N Street. We walked by his home today.|