Erromeria Pilgrimage

Join our Erromeria celebration!

Erromeria is Basque for a festive pilgrimage. Ignatius came from the Basque region of Spain and we want to celebrate and offer the gifts of Ignatius’ life and spirituality during this Ignatian Year.

The Ignatian Year is a celebration to commemorate 500 years since the conversion of St Ignatius in 2021 and 400 years since the canonisation of St Ignatius and St Francis Xavier in 2022. The year will open on May 20, 2021, the anniversary of Ignatius’ injury at Pamplona and conclude on July 31, 2022, the feast of St Ignatius.

We will be offering an online series of stories about key stages and turning points of Ignatius’ life, and the relevance of this to our lives, places, and times, including questions for you to reflect upon for your own life.

It is with thanks to the voices of JISA – Spiritual Directors and Givers of the First Spiritual Exercises who have come together to create contributions for our Ignatian Year celebrations!

We invite to click on the links below as they are revealed each month in this Ignatian Year.

The imperatives of walking: start again, faster, turn here, stop, go back, keep moving, whittle the heart into prayer and love.

Ignatius of Loyola

A small Spaniard, slightly lame, with bright eyes.

His eyes transmitted such joy that, when receiving someone, “he seemed to enclose him into his soul.”

For pilgrims (always limping), strolling, walking, running are exercises in love, in prayer.

Erromeria Pilgrimage Map

Monthly Erromeria Pilgrimage Blog

Coming August 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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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