Want to walk in the footsteps of St Ignatius of Loyola?
From 21 September to 1 October 2020, a group of pilgrims will walk the Ignatian Camino, following in the footsteps of the founder of the Society of Jesus, St Ignatius of Loyola.
In his autobiography, St Ignatius calls himself simply “the pilgrim” and guides us through his own Camino in the year 1522 from his home town of Loyola in the Basque Country across northern Spain to Montserrat and Manresa in the east.
The 2020 Ignatian Camino will follow a similar path, from Alda on the Rioja border to Loyola. On the way, pilgrims will get to experience a Basque street festival. There will be a prayer and a Mass each day and a day's retreat at Loyola followed by a final day of sightseeing in Bilbao.
The trip is being led by Fr Dominic Robinson SJ from Farm Street Church in London and Jo Siedlecka from Independent Catholic News.
Fr Dominic said: “Walking pilgrimages seem to be increasingly popular with people of all faiths and none. For many they serve as a different kind of retreat where the physical exertion in the great outdoors feeds the soul and puts you in touch with deepest desires, personal vocation, faith. Doing this together with 20 other pilgrims naturally inspires a special community experience and deep relationships are formed for life. The Farm Street Camino has all these ingredients enhanced by following in the very steps of St Ignatius both physically and spiritually, inviting us to examine our own detachment, freedom, indifference to what life throws at us. All are most welcome to join us on this amazing journey”.
For more information please speak to Fr Dominic or, to request a brochure and to book, contact: DominicRobinson@rcdow.org.uk