Parent Pilgrimage to Spain - Clongowes Wood College

Posted: 9th January 2015

You are invited to take part in the “Footsteps of Ignatius Pilgrimage” which will take place in Spain in May 2015. The trip will begin in Ignatius’ birthplace, Loyola and much time will be spent in places of significance to Ignatius.

These will include the Franciscan Shrine at Arantzazu in the Basque Country, as well as taking in Castle Xavier (home of Francis Xavier) and Pamplona, before arriving in Manresa, where Ignatius wrote the Spiritual Exercises. You will also visit Montserrat, a place of ancient pilgrimage where Ignatius himself also was a pilgrim.

As well as visiting the key Ignatian sites you will get to understand the person of Ignatius and especially how his personal experience became the foundation of Jesuit Spirituality.  The pilgrimage is a very social experience and you will be part of a mix of parents from different years in the school.  It is a fantastic opportunity to get to know others and share experiences.

Many of you who have attended the Parent Days have already given us an initial ‘Expression of Interest’ and we are now seeking a definite commitment if you would like to go ahead.

The dates will be from May 2nd to May 9th 2015 (dates may vary slightly due to flight schedules).  The cost will be in the region of €999 (this is based on previous years costs and includes flights, accommodation, transport while there, most meals and entrance fees). The cost may be reduced depending on how many people travel.

If you are going to travel we are requesting a deposit of €300 per person, made payable to Clongowes Wood College SJ by Friday 23rd January 2015.  Assuming we get the minimum requirement of numbers we will then start to make bookings.

If you would like more information don’t hesitate to call or mail:

Anne Marie Dolan: 045 838252 /

Liz Griffin: 045 838294 /

Liz Griffin, Ethos Administrator

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