Loyola

Fr Pedro Walpole SJ
Jesuit Networking has issued a video that summarises some of the insights of a meeting that took place in Loyola, last November, which shows how Jesuit organisations across the world are collaborating to defend the rights of the most vulnerable through 'Networking for Justice'. A document has also been published, which addresses issues such as education, mining and the environment, and explains how initiatives are a combination of global outreach and local initiatives.The group that met in...
Networking: a chance to bring local initiatives together
Representatives of international networks engaged in social justice in the Society of Jesus have concluded their meeting in Loyola, Spain, with a call for a comprehensive programme that addresses today’s global challenges: inclusion of the disadvantaged and sustainability of the natural world. More than 50 Jesuits and lay colleagues representing the major world geographic areas in which the Society of Jesus works discussed how they could improve their response to what they called the greatest...
Three of the intrepid walkers. Dominic Robinson SJ, Professor Sandra McNally and Trieu Nguyen SJ
Starting from the Spanish village of Verdù in Catalonia on 26 September, Fr Dominic Robinson SJ and Fr Trieu Nguyen SJ will be joined by parishioners Marie Wilson and Sandra McNally as they walk for seven days in the footsteps of St Ignatius on part of the “Ignatian Camino” to raise funds for the Westminster Diocese Bakhita House appeal.Canonised by Pope John Paul II in 2000, St Josephine Bakhita, who died in 1947, is the patron saint of Sudan and is regarded as the patron of victims of human...
Montserrat
After having run a pilgrimage for many years from St. Beuno’s to Ignatian Rome and Spain, Fr David Birchall, who has now moved up north to Glasgow, has decided to continue to offer “In the Footsteps of Ignatius – Ignatian Spain” under the auspices of the Ignatian Spirituality Centre, Glasgow.“The pilgrimages were so interesting, reflective and enjoyable, that I felt I just had to continue with them,” said Fr Birchall.  “So next year we plan a shorter pilgrimage to Ignatian Spain, visiting...
The Cave of St Ignatius in Manresa
The Jesuits in Spain will be launching the first Jubilee Year of the Ignatian Camino from Loyola to Manresa on the feast day of Saint Ignatius of Loyola 31 July 2015. In Christianity, a jubilee is a special year of God’s mercy and is often associated with a pilgrimage.  They have also announced that the Ignatian Camino is being established as an official Apostolic Work of the Society of Jesus, to ensure that the Ignatian Camino retains its focus on Ignatian spirituality.The first Jubilee...
The Sanctuary of San Miguel de Aralar
Novice Richard Webster is currently undertaking a pilgrimage between Manresa and Loyola in Spain, following in the steps of some of the early Jesuits.The Rule of Saint Benedict contains some beautiful instructions on how a monastic community should welcome guests: [Let them] be received like Christ, for He will say, “I was as a stranger, and you took me in” (Matthew 25:35). … In the reception of poor men and pilgrims special attention should be shown, because in them is Christ most truly...