Ignatian Pilgrimage in Spain

Azpeitia | Arántzazu| Araia | Verdú| Cervera | Jorba | Montserrat | Manresa | Barcelona

July 21 - August 2, 2019

On July 21, three Georgetown Prep faculty - along with twelve faculty and staff from Jesuit high schools around the country - embarked on a 12-day Camino Ignaciano. They will be led by Father Jose Luis Iriberri who also led seven Prep students and two faculty members in 2017. The Camino follows the 640 km pilgrim route taken by Íñigo López de Loyola (who later became Saint Ignatius of Loyola) in 1522 from his home in Spain’s Basque country to Montserrat and Manresa. Our pilgrims will walk virtually the same route that Ignatius did, pass through many towns that he passed through, pray at churches where he prayed, and marvel at the same natural wonders that he saw. There will be opportunities for prayer, personal reflection, spiritual conversation, and sharing in small groups.

Georgetown Prep Pilgrims:

Ms. Joanna Scimeca, Math Department
Ms. Robin Russell, Fine Arts Department
Mr. Matthew Fitzgibbons, Modern Languages Department

For more information on the Camino Ignaciano, please contact Mr. Bill Haardt, Organizer/Coordinator.



Photo: Robin Russell

"Where you live and learn is where you become who you are." - Fr. Iriberri speaking about St. Ignatius. St. Ignatius was not looking for conversation, but he found it. Photo: Robin Russell

Photo: Robin Russell
Photo: Robin Russell

July 25

"Today the peregrinos traveled by bus to Arantzazu to begin our walking pilgrimage. We began with a visit to The Shrine of our Lady, which’s houses the famous Madonna that was found in a thorn bush - and no one knew where she came from or who made her - but they heard the sound of a cow bell." - Robin Russell

Photo: Robin Russell


July 27

Outside Cervera. "Just one man, or just one woman, is very powerful - when you put your life in God’s hands." Photo: Robin Russell


Photo: Robin Russell