Day Three: Javier

Video excerpts for each site were recorded in 2015 This morning we left Bilbao and headed to the Castle of Xavier (Javier) in Navarre. Dating back to the 10th century, the castle was the birthplace and childhood home of Saint Francis Xavier, who was a classmate and...

Day Two: Arantzazu

Video excerpts for each site were recorded in 2015 Today we purposefully moved at a much slower pace. We visited only one site and spent time in silent reflection at the Franciscan Sanctuary of Our Lady of Arantzazu in Oñati, in the province of Guipuzcoa, Basque...

Day One: Loyola

Today we visited the large and impressive Sanctuary (or Basilica) of Loyola in the municipality of Azpeitia, including the actual castle tower in which St. Ignatius was born and where he grew up. Ignatius was born in Loyola in 1491, the youngest of 13 children. His...

Prayer Requests Spain 2018

Dear friends, Come join us on pilgrimage! The sites of Ignatius Loyola’s birth, conversion and early ministry, are coming to life for our pilgrims and for those who share in their experience through this site. America is leading a pilgrimage and we will post a...