From Basque Country to Catalonia
A 6 nt-tour starting in Bilbao, ending up in Barcelona, focusing on the Jesuit Heritage and the figure of the founder of the Company of Jesus.
The suggested activities:
- Visit of Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius in the Basque Country, will be the first theme visit: the very place inspiring the first days of his life.
- Xavier’s castle of Xavier in Navarra will be the second must-see of the tour, before reaching Catalunya.
- Montserrat and Manresa are not to miss to visit the Cave inspiring his “Spiritual Exercises”.
- Father Ignatius spent some time in Barcelona. The visits will include some of the Jesuit sites: the Jesuit Church where his sword and dagger are on display, Santa Maria del Mar Basilica where he used to sit when begging alms and the Cathedral, where he spent long hours in prayer…
This Jesuit tour will include some time to celebrate mass, to discuss about the experience or just have some room for individual reflection.