Footsteps of Ignatius Pilgrimage/Ignatius Leadership Program

The Jesuit Center is pleased to offer the Footsteps of Ignatius Pilgrimage and Ignatian Leadership Program for 2017.

Pilgrims will travel through Spain visiting important sites in the life of St. Ignatius Loyola and the early Jesuits, including Loyola Castle (family home, the location of his birth, and the location of his conversion), Montserrat, and the cave in Manresa.   We will also visit the birthplace of Pedro Arrupe, S.J. and St. Francis Xavier, S.J. and other stops along the journey.

This pilgrimage will include the new Ignatian Leadership Program, designed to examine works by St. Ignatius and other Jesuits in preparation for the pilgrimage.   Participants will be required to commit to one meeting per month in order to discuss the readings and prepare for the experience in Spain. 

Both components (the Pilgrimage and Leadership Program) are designed to better animate our understanding of the mission of the University of Scranton by providing participants with the opportunity to examine important texts and share in the lived experience of traveling the very footsteps of St. Ignatius Loyola.

Although space will be limited for this first, exploratory trip, I encourage all interested individuals to review the application below and consider applying.

The pilgrimage will be June 24, 2017 through July 2, 2017.

Please submit your application to Ryan Sheehan ( via email or hard copy to the Jesuit Center by October 31, 2016.

Application for Footsteps of Ignatius Pilgrimage/Ignatian Leadership Program