“Last Thursday, a break in Barcelona, walked pass the house where Ignatius lodged while he was in Barcelona by [my] wrong turn. I meant to go to Santa Maria Church; a cake shop owner locked her shop and directed me to the church; she only spoke Spanish. I saw the image of God in her.” […]
“Montserrat, meaning ‘serrated mountain,’ view from the Jesuit Spirituality Center in Manresa, 25 miles from the mountain. The Black Virgin of Montserrat has been venerated since the Middle Ages by countless pilgrims, including Ignatius of Loyola, who was on his way to the Holy Land when he stopped at Montserrat. [There he] kept vigil all […]
“This is one of my all-time personal photographs. It is a picture of my daughter in Alquézar, Spain. We were there on a trip in November, 1999. I originally took the picture in color, but it wasn’t right. I love this photo for its blend of the past, present, and future in a small town […]
“Here is a Christmas picture taken in the cave chapel at Manresa in Spain. Ignatius is able to contemplate his way into our Lord’s nativity.” Submitted by Diane Slagsvold. Merry Christmas from all of us at Loyola Press.
“I found God this day at Montserrat Monastery in Spain. Surrounded by tourists and clicking cameras, this scene imparted a few sacred moments of quiet reflection.” Submitted by Claire.
Montserrat, Spain. Submitted by Maria Mondragon. In honor of St. Ignatius’s feast day July 31, join in 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality.
Hearth at Loyola Castle in Spain. Submitted by Maria Mondragon. Join us starting July 1 for 31 Days with St. Ignatius, a month-long celebration of Ignatian spirituality.
“I wasn’t prepared for the beauty of Xavier Castle, [birthplace of St. Francis Xavier].” Submitted by Paul Brian Campbell, SJ. Join Paul at his blog, People for Others, and read about his Ignatian pilgrimage.
“The room of St. Ignatius’s conversion at Loyola. I was blessed to participate in a liturgy there in 2008 while on pilgrimage. One week later I broke my leg while chaperoning a high school service trip and began my own process of healing and conversion that is still taking shape four years later.” Submitted by […]
“Sanctuary of the Virgin of the Way (Virgen del Camino), Leon, Spain. (The Way refers to the pilgrim’s trail, el Camino de Santiago de Compostela, in Spain.) My silence in this holy place, as much of words as of thoughts, is a gift from God.” Submitted by José María Foces Morán.