Georgetown Time Machine: Hospital Chapel

This week for Georgetown Time Machine, GM is checking out another vintage postcard listing on Ebay. This particular one is of the Georgetown University Hospital chapel.

The card, which according to the listing comes from the 1940s, says on the back that the chapel is dedicated to the immaculate heart of Mary:

The chapel was host to at least one prominent event, the baptism of President elect John Kennedy’s son John, Jr. on December 8, 1960:

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  1. potomacgirl

    Seated to Mr. Kennedy’s left are Martha and Charlie Bartlett (he was in the Kennedy’s wedding), John Jr.’s godparents. Charlie was for years a columnist with the Chicago Sun Times (Washington bureau). Martha is still alive and living in Kent, DC.

  2. Thomas Neale

    Although the Medstar Georgetown University Hospital campus has expanded over the years, the chapel remains in its original location in the main hospital building, remodeled to reflect liturgical changes in the Catholic Church over the past half century. This “new” Georgetown University Hospital, core of the current complex, moved in 1947 from its Georgetown location on 35th St., N.W. to 3800 Reservoir Road, N.W. Mass is offered regularly, and the chapel is also open for prayer and meditation. The hospital television menu includes a “chapel cam.”

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