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Tuesday, July 09, 2013

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


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