27 July - 3 August 2021
Travel across Spain in the footsteps of Saint Ignatius
visiting: Loyola, Pamplona, Manresa, Montserrat and Barcelona.
led by Fr David Birchall SJ
2021 to 2022 is the 500 year
anniversary the conversion of Ignatius and 400 years of his
canonisation. We shall be telling the story of Ignatius
and visiting the places where his conversion happened in
Loyola and Pamplona. Join us on this very special
Our pilgrims begin with three
nights in the Hotel Arrupe, which is situated on the square by
the Sanctuary at the heart of
Loyola. (Click for Video) Accommodation is in
rooms with en-suite facilities and we shall be having
full-board with wine at lunch and dinner.
Loyola is the village of Ignatius’ birth: where we will visit
the tower-house of his birth, the chapel of his conversion.
We shall also walk to the nearby local town of Azpeitia to
visit the church where Ignatius was baptised and the hospital
where he stayed and preached.
We walk along the River Urola pedestrian way to the town of
Azkoitia where Iñigo's mother was born to see her family
We also see the venerable Hermitage of Olatz.
We travel across Spain by coach,
visiting Pamplona where Ignatius was struck by the fateful
We then travel on to Montserrat.
We spend four nights in the Hotel Abbot Cisneros in
Montserrat. The hotel is a beautifully converted historic
building, next door to the monastery. All bedrooms have
en-suite facilities. We will have full-board our first
day in Montserrat and half-board on our days out to Manresa
and Barcelona. We have a full day in Montserrat, a day
in Manresa and a final day in the city of Barcelona seeing the
sites associated with the life of Ignatius with some time for
The story of the life of
Ignatius will be told as we follow in his footsteps. Holy Mass
will be celebrated every day; usually in the holy sites. In
Montserrat the Mass will be in Catalan, otherwise we celebrate
Mass in English.