October 5, 2021


Ignatius arrived by stretcher at his family home in Azpeitia, Loyola, a broken man, physically and in every other way – a casualty of war, with a totally shattered leg, a man stopped in his tracks, […]
October 5, 2021


Margaret Strobl reflects on Ignatius’ ongoing awakening of love and devotion to Mary and the shrine of Mary at Aranzazu.  This month finds our pilgrimage, under Mary’s guidance, at Loyola, Ignatius’ home. One can’t help […]
August 25, 2021

A Raging Bull, Cannonball Fire and a Nobleman

August 2, 2021

Erromeria: 1491 Ignatius is born in Loyola, Spain

Welcome to the August edition of our newsletter.  As we embark upon our virtual Erromeria pilgrimage, we do so at a time of ongoing disruption to our lives through COVID lockdowns and restrictions.  Ian Cribb SJ, likens this time […]
August 2, 2021

Casa Torre Loyola

The manor house, Loyola, lies in a beautifully fertile valley between two towns [Azcoitia to the north and Azpeitia to the south] in the Basque country of northern Spain. Mount izarraitz, a deceptively imposing mountain, […]
August 2, 2021

Disconnected – Young Ignatius at Loyola

Loyola. This is where the story of Ignatius’ life begins, and where our Erromeria pilgrimage begins, charting some key chapters in his life. Inigo was born in Castle Loyola in the Basque country of northern Spain, into […]
August 2, 2021

Midrash as a Creative Hermeneutic for the Festive Pilgrimage with Ignatius

Our world is in great need of healing. As we join Ignatius on this pilgrimage, which one of joy, celebration and healing, we are also joining our heart with his, in our con-joined desire for […]
August 2, 2021

Mary, mother of Jesus – nurtures Ignatius, nurtures us

Ignatius had a deep love for Mary and as we travel on our Erromeria Pilgrimage with Ignatius, we shall discover the many varied and beautiful devotions to Our Lady that he must have encountered on his travels. […]
July 1, 2021

Erromeria – JISA’s celebration of the Ignatian Year

July 1, 2021

Ignatius’ beloved Lady of the Way

O Lady of the Way, guide our steps along the often steep and rocky path of life! -Andy Bullen   Ignatius had a deep love for Mary and as we travel on our Erromeria Pilgrimage […]
July 1, 2021

Letting God walk with me each day

Each pilgrim journey has its own unique gifts and graces, for as the normal routine of life is left behind and the pilgrim steps out onto the road, there is a new freedom that awaits.  Mary […]
June 1, 2021

What does it mean to be a Pilgrim?

The vision and resolve of the Pilgrim over the centuries have been motivating forces for new discovery.  In taking space from a busy life, a call to be a pilgrim and what has followed has […]


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