A pilgrimage along The Australian Ignatian Trail in the footsteps of the first Jesuits in Australia.
7-day walking pilgrimage (9 nights) Barossa and Clare Valley South Australia.
Monday 16 May – Wednesday 25 May 2022
Monday 22 August – Wednesday 31 August 2022
This camino experience provides an opportunity to encounter Ignatian Spiritualty, discerning and listening to God’s presence in Nature. Step aside from everyday life, walk, reflect, experience nature day after day, time in silence, conversation and listening to God’s presence. The group will be supported by two experienced leaders from JISA’s Being with God in Nature ministry: Ignatian Spiritual Director Geraldine Naismith and Jesuit priest Iain Radvan SJ.
As a small group of pilgrims, you will walk part of the route in South Australia taken by the first Jesuits who arrived in 1848. The Trail brings a focus to the history of the first Jesuits in Australia at Sevenhill where the Jesuits established the first vineyard of the Clare Valley in 1851. It complements the Mary Mackillop-Woods Way (Portland Victoria to Penola SA) and other Australian pilgrimages/caminos.
This trail starts in Gawler with overnight accommodation in motels and caravan parks – stopping in Lyndoch, Tanunda, Kapunda, Tarlee, Riverton, Auburn and ending in Sevenhill. The route includes sections of the Heysen, Barossa Trail (formerly Jack Bobridge), Rattler and Riesling trails that link the Barossa and Clare Valleys.