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Georgetown University Celebrates Election of First Jesuit Pope

March 13, 2013

Georgetown, the nation's first Catholic and Jesuit university, is celebrating the election of the first Jesuit pontiff, Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., of Buenos Aires, who will be known as Pope Francis.

“We received the news of Pope Francis’ election with great joy made all the deeper because he is the first Jesuit pope and first pope from South America,” said Rev. Kevin O’Brien, S.J., Georgetown’s vice president of mission and ministry. “We pray for him and our church.”

Francis I, the first pope to be known by that name, was elected after only two days and five rounds of voting during the conclave convened by the College of Cardinals in the Sistine Chapel of St. Peter’s Basilica.

University President John J. DeGioia issued this statement:

“On this joyous day, we offer our prayers of thanksgiving and celebration for the new Holy Father, Pope Francis.

"This is an historic moment for our Church and for our community that the first Jesuit and the first Cardinal from the Americas has become Pope, the leader of our global community of believers.

"Our work at Georgetown is informed by the spirituality of St. Ignatius Loyola, the founder of the Jesuit order. This very same tradition played an essential role in the formation of our new Pope, and we have seen it expressed in his preference and care for the poor, his vow of poverty, and his ministry as Archbishop of Buenos Aires. We are grateful to share this spiritual affinity with our new Pontiff.”

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Tamaki Kawakubo and Ori Kam at Evermay March 26

March 3, 2013

As part of its Overture Spring Concert Series, S&R Foundation at historic Evermay Estate is hosting a concert with violists Tamaki Kawakubo and Ori Kam on March 26 starting at 7:30 pm.

Founded by Doctors Sachiko Kuno and Ryuji Ueno in 2000, S&R Foundation is dedicated to supporting talent in the sciences and arts. The Overture Spring Concert series presents award-winning, world-class emerging performing artists.

Violist Ori Kam has performed extensively throughout the US, Europe, and Israel. Ms. Kawakubo has performed numerous recitals in Japan, Spain, Germany, and Israel.

Evermay Estate is located at 1623 28th Street.

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February Delights at Juniper

January 31, 2013

All month, Juniper Restaurant  is offering a shared Chocolate Love Tub dessert. As part of Destination DC’s Date Night program, the Love Tub is filled with Valrhona chocolate and accompanied with all sorts of goodies to dip—including a rubber ducky made out of marzipan! Couples are encouraged to dip and share.

Juniper is offering a five-course Prix Fixe menu for Valentine’s Day, available February 14, 15 & 16th. The menu features the following:

            Cape May Oyster – yellow fin tuna, California caviar and XO sauce

            Lobster salad, passion fruit vinaigrette, pickled vegetables posy salad

Frozen love potion number 9

Date and pecan crusted loin of venison, mustard seed spatzle, crushed juniper berry sauce

            Valrhona Chocolate Love Tub

$89 per person or $130 with wine pairings.

Juniper is located at 2401 M Street inside the Fairmont Washington D.C., Georgetown.

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