Sanctuary of Loyola
I've been thinking about Ignatius of Loyola - his feast day is at the end of this month - and today I came upon this Jesuit site that allows for a kind of virtual tour of the Sanctuary of Loyola ... Santuario de Loyola Virtual Visit. Ignatius was born in Azpeitia, a town in the Basque Country of Spain, and as Wikipedia states, His birth home is now preserved as a part of large Jesuit compound, the Sanctuary of Loyola, a major attraction of tourist and pilgrims alike. Some Wiki-Commons photos from the Sanctuary ...
- entrance to the Basilica of the Shrine of Loyola
- the interior
- door to the house where Ignatius was born, with the family coat of arms above it
- bronze statue of Ignatius, showing his wounded legs
- the interior of the house, with the books shown that helped inspire Ignatius' conversion