Montserrat & St Ignatius of Loyola Cave
Montserrat & St Ignatius of Loyola Cave is one of our most successful tours.
We drive first to Manresa, the town where Saint Ignatius of Loyola settled down and remained during 11 months in 1522. He was fascinated by its beauty, its location by the Cardener river and the kindness of its inhabitants who took care of that poor Pilgrim who had walked down Montserrat without shoes.
We’ll visit the Church of St Ignatius and the Cave where he prayed and lived an intense spiritual experience and finding the inspiration to write “The Book of the Spiritual Exercises”, a guide towards the orientation of one´s life depending on God and the base of the Society of Jesus.
The Cave is a place of pilgrimage and worship visited by Jesuits, and students from many Loyola Universities interested in the places that were of great importance in the life of Saint Ignacio.
After visiting the Cave we’ll drive to the Monastery of Montserrat enjoying some exceptional views of the mountain.
If it is possible we’ll listen to La Escolania, the Boy’s Choir. With their white voices sing the Salve Regina and El Virolai the hymn dedicated to Our Lady of Montserrat. Saint Ignatius has a statue in Montserrat from his visit to the Shrine before heading towards Manresa.
In Barcelona, you can find Saint Ignatius too, take a look at this picture
Saint Ignatius Cave in Manresa
How long does it take?
What it is included:
private licensed guide only for your party
What it is not included?
Entrance fees to sites.