June 2-12, 2019
Sunday, June 2: Depart Boston for overnight flight to Bilbao.
Monday, June 3: Arrival Bilbao. Go to the Casco Viejo or old quarter for a walking tour and opportunity to get a snack/light lunch at a café. Visit the house where Father Pedro Arrupe, one of the recent Superior Generals of the Society of Jesus, was born. Continue to Arantzazu. Free time. Visit the shrine. Dinner and overnight in Arantzazu.
Tuesday, June 4: Breakfast. Travel to Loyola. Visit the Castle with Mass at the Conversion Chapel. Lunch at restaurant in Azpeitia, near shrine. Visit the Church of St. Sebastian, the historic hospital and Our Lady of Olatz. Dinner/overnight in Azpeitia.
Wednesday, June 5: Breakfast. Travel to Xavier. Visit the Castle. Free time. Dinner/overnight Xavier.
Thursday, June 6: Breakfast. Travel to Montserrat. En route, stop at Manresa to visit the Cave of St. Ignatius with Mass. Dinner/overnight Montserrat.
Friday, June 7: Breakfast. Full-day at leisure in Montserrat. Dinner/overnight Montserrat.
Saturday, June 8: Breakfast. Travel to Barcelona. Visit the Gothic Quarter, including Santa Maria del Mar. Visit Sagrada Familia. Dinner/overnight Barcelona.
Sunday, June 9: Breakfast. Transfer to the Barcelona airport for flight to Rome. On arrival, visit the Catacombs of Domitilla (to see the new frescos that have been restored) and include Sunday liturgy. Continue to St. Paul Outside the Walls. Lunch at nearby Cecilia Metella restaurant. Continue to the city, check into hotel with free time this afternoon and evening.
Monday, June 10: Breakfast. Morning visit to Ignatian sites, including the Gesu' , San Ignazio, brief visit to Gonzaga Rooms, and St. Mary Major. Late afternoon and evening free. Overnight Rome.
Tuesday, June 11: Breakfast. Morning visit to Vatican Museums. Afternoon free. Later visit San Andrea al Quirinale, and farewell liturgy at the Rooms of St. Ignatius. Then farewell dinner. Overnight Rome.
Wednesday, June 12: Breakfast. Transfer to airport for return flight to USA.