Pilgrimage to Spain

Christ and the Cannonball: An Ignatian Year Pilgrimage to Spain

Rev. Allan F. Deck, S.J. invites to you this Ignatian Year pilgrimage

May 13-22, 2022

The Center and the Loyola Institute for Spirituality invite you to mark this Ignatian Year, commemorating 500 years since the conversion of St. Ignatius of Loyola, by walking in the footsteps of St. Ignatius at the historic and sacred sites of Spain. This 10-day pilgrimage led by Rev. Allan F. Deck, S.J. will include visits to Madrid, Avila, Burgos, Loyola, Pamplona, Javier, San Sebastian, Alba de Tormes, Zaragoza, Manresa, Monserrat and Barcelona. Haga clic aquí para información en español.

Tour Highlights

  • Roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles*
  • Accommodations in first class/select hotels based on 2 persons sharing in twin-bedded rooms with private bath
  • Breakfast daily and 5 dinners
  • Services of a professional bilingual (English and Spanish speaking) tour director
  • Comprehensive sightseeing throughout
  • All admission fees, porterage, and hotel service charges
  • Transfers to/from airports by private motorcoach

Costs. $3,934 from Los Angeles (air/land tour price is $3,424 plus $500 gov't taxes/airline surcharges). *Land-only price: $3,314.

What about COVID?
[We are grateful to Fr. Felix Just, S.J. for allowing us to adapt his thoughts in the section that follows]
It is understandable that people might be worried about traveling due to the pandemic, especially with the recent “Delta variant.”  However, many people have had very safe experiences traveling in Europe already during the summer of 2021, and our group travel will be even safer next May!

Why? Several important reasons:  

  1. Everyone on our pilgrimage will be fully vaccinated (the country of Spain currently requres visitors to show proof of vaccination);
  2. We can reasonably hope that the pandemic will have greatly lessened by next Spring, as more and more people world-wide, and especially in Europe, are vaccinated;
  3. All health and safety protocols still in effect in May will be carefully followed during our pilgrimage;
  4. As Christians, we can trust in God… not therefore being reckless, but rather taking all necessary precautions and then choosing not to be afraid.