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Oct 19, 2011 - Through the Mist and Into the Light

Wednesday, October 19 We awoke to fog and rain. Morning Prayer focused on the Light. After breakfast, we ascended by bus into the mist of the mountains to Arantzazu, a Franciscan sanctuary for the Virgin of Arantzazu, patron of the province along with Ignatius. Sanctuary of Arantzazu Map After a torturous visit to the gift shop (don’t ask), we returned to Loyola for lunch, time for individual prayer, and later in the day, a visit to the Chapel of Olatz where we had Evening Prayer and Mass. Our points for meditation … Ignatius went on...

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Oct 18, 2011 - Being Changed

Tuesday, October 18 (Note: Trouble loading photos last night and today. Problems with software. Sorry for the delay.) After Morning Prayer, we took the bus into Azpeitia, a short distance down river from Loyola Castle and our hotel. We walked along the road that Ignatius walked as he returned home a changed man, committed to teaching catechism to children, preaching, and working among the poor and in hospitals. We celebrated Mass in the Madelena Chapel near the site of the hospital and almshouse where Ignatius worked. Our points for...

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