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An Ignatian Journey to Spain

Join the Jesuits on a once-in-a-lifetime adventure - an Ignatian Journey to Spain and Lourdes set for October 1 - 11, 2017! 

We still have a few spots left, so register soon!

Under the spiritual director of Fr. George Witt, SJ, trip participants will explore the roots of the Society of Jesus and visit significant sites in the life of St. Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. Whether pondering Ignatius' conversion near Pamplona, walking through San Sebastian Church and seeing the baptismal font where he was baptised, or standing before the Black Madonna statue in Montserrat, where Ignatius laid down his sword and set a new course for his life, your connection to Ignatian spirituality will flourish with each stop along the way. 

The trip begins with a tour and visit to the Shrine at Lourdes, including Mass celebrated at the Grotto of the Apparitions. 

Daily Itinerary:

Sun., Oct. 1 - Depart the USA 

Mon., Oct. 2 - Transfer to Lourdes

Tues., Oct. 3 - Lourdes: Visit to the Shrine

Weds., Oct. 4 - Lourdes, San Sebastian, Loyola

Thurs., Oct. 5 - Loyola, San Sebastian Church, Old Magdalena Hospital

Fri., Oct. 6 - Loyola, Xavier, Sos del Rey Catolico

Sat., Oct. 7 - Sos del Rey Catolico, Verdu Montserrat

Sun., Oct. 8 - Montserrat, Manresa

Mon., Oct. 9 - Montserrat, Barcelona

Tues., Oct. 10 - Barcelona, Sagrada Familia

Wed., Oct. 11 - Return to the USA

For a complete travel brochure, visit www.JesuitsEast.org/Spain2017.

For more information, contact Joe Naylor at jnaylor@jesuits.org.





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Loyola Retreat House
Situated on a bluff overlooking the Potomac River, Loyola Retreat House is located 35 miles south of Washington, D.C., in southern Maryland.