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Pilgrimage Itinerary

May 28-June 7, 2023

Sunday, May 28, 2023
Depart Boston for Bilbao. 
Monday, May 29, 2023
Arrival Bilbao.  Walking tour near Guggenhein, visit the Casco Viejo, light lunch at a café, see the house where Father Pedro Arrupe was born and then continue to  Azpeitia. Dinner and overnight in  Azpeitia. 
Tuesday, May 30, 2023
Breakfast. Travel to  Loyola, visit Loyola Castle and celebrate Mass at the Conversion Chapel, lunch at a restaurant in Azpeitia near the shrine, continue with a visit to the parish Church of St. Sebastian, the hospital where Ignatius lived, and Our Lady of Olatz (all Ignatian sites). Dinner/overnight in  Onati. 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Breakfast, travel to  Xavier (lunch on our own), visit the Castle. Dinner/overnight in Xavier. 
Thursday, June 1, 2023
Breakfast, travel to  Montserrat. En route, visit the Cave of St. Ignatius at Manresa for Mass. Dinner/overnight at Montserrat. 
Friday, June 2, 2023
Breakfast, full day at Montserrat (lunch on our own). Dinner/overnight  Montserrat. 
Saturday, June 3, 2023
Breakfast, travel to Barcelona, visit the Gothic Quarter, including Santa Maria del Mar and places where Ignatius lived (lunch on our own), visit Sagrada Familia. Dinner/overnight in Barcelona.
Sunday, June 4, 2023
Breakfast, transfer to Barcelona airport for flight to  Rome. On arrival, visit St.  Paul Outside the  Walls. Lunch at Cecilia Metella restaurant. Continue to the city, check into the hotel. Free time this afternoon and evening.

Monday, June 5, 2023
Breakfast, morning visit to Ignatian sites, including the Gesu’, San Ignazio, brief visit to Santa Maria Maggiore. Late afternoon visit to Jesuit Curia and rooftop refreshments. Evening free (dinner on our own).
Tuesday, June 6, 2023
Breakfast, morning visit to San Andrea al Quirinale. Continue to the rooms of St. Ignatius for farewell liturgy. Lunch on our own in the area around St. Peter's. Farewell dinner this evening. Overnight in Rome. 
Wednesday, June 7,  2023
Breakfast, transfer to airport for return to the U.S.