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Ignatian Pilgrimage

2011 Pilgrimage Itinerary


Friday, June 3 - Depart Boston for Bilbao.

Saturday, June 4 - Arrive in Bilbao, lunch and visit the Guggenheim Museum. Continue to hotel in Cestona for dinner and overnight.

Sunday, June 5 - Breakfast. Full-day visit to Loyola Castle and Sanctuary and the town of Azpeitia. Mass at the Conversion Chapel. Lunch at Loyola. Visit several Ignatian sites in Azpeitia. Travel to Xavier for dinner and overnight.

Monday, June 6 - Breakfast. Visit Xavier Castle. Travel to Montserrat for dinner and overnight.

Tuesday, June 7 - Breakfast. Day in Montserrat, including guided visit of the Monastery. Dinner and overnight in Montserrat.

Wednesday, June 8 - Breakfast. Travel to Manresa for Mass at the Cave of Ignatius. Continue to Barcelona for a walking tour of Ignatian sites in the Gothic Quarter. Then, depending on time available, visit Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Church as an afternoon option. Dinner and overnight in Barcelona.

Thursday, June 9- Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Rome. Transfer to hotel in Rome with afternoon walking tour of Jesuit historical sites including the Gesù Church, apartments of Ignatius, Collegio Romano (including the chapel/rooms of Gonzaga), St. Ignazio church, and Oratory of St. Francis Xavier del Caravita. Mass to the celebrated in the chapel in the rooms of St. Ignatius.

Friday, June 10 - Breakfast. Half-day guided visit to the Vatican Museums. Afternoon visit to the Jesuit Curia.

Saturday, June 11 - Breakfast. Mass and visit to St. Andrea al Quirinale. Continue to Via Appia Antica for visit to the Catacombs and St. Paul Outside the Walls. Afternoon free. Farewell dinner at Da Pancrazio.

Sunday, June 12 - Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for return flights to Boston.