Jesuit Heritage Touring From Basque Country to Catalonia
This 6 night-tour from Bilbao to Barcelona focuses on the Jesuit Heritage and the founder of the Company of Jesus. We have a number of suggestions to make the most of your Jesuit Heritage tour.
First, we take a theme visit in the Basque Country to Loyola, the birthplace of St. Ignatius. Second, we stop at Xavier’s castle of Xavier, a must-see before reaching Catalunya. Montserrat and Manresa are not to miss, and we visit the Cave inspiring his “Spiritual Exercises”. If you’re lucky, the famous boys’ choir will be performing in Montserrat. Montserrat also has great views if you have time to take a hike. Next, we head to Barcelona, where Father Ignatius spent some time. The visits will include some of the Jesuit sites. For example, we go to Sagrat Cor where his sword and dagger are on display and Santa Maria del Mar Basilica where he used to sit when begging alms. We also visit the Cathedral, where he spent long hours in prayer.
To conclude, this Jesuit Heritage tour will include some time to celebrate mass, either to discuss the experience or to have some room for individual reflection.