Irish Jesuits invite pilgrims to Knock Shrine for week of Ignatian Spirituality

19 Jul, 2017 | News

The annual ‘Jesuit Week’ will take place at Knock Shrine this year from Monday 24 July to Monday 31 July, the feast day of Saint Ignatius Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus. Pilgrims from across Ireland are invited to join this week-long exploration and celebration of Ignation spirituality under the theme “Your Life, Your Story, Your Pathway to God”.

Jesuit Week at Knock Shrine will be facilitated by Jesuit priests Father Terry Howard SJ and Father Edmond Grace SJ in the Knock Prayer Guidance Centre.

Throughout the week, pilgrims will take part in guided prayer and reflections as well as preached retreats and two daily seminars exploring Jesuit wisdom and spirituality. Mass will also be celebrated each day in Knock Basilica at 3.00pm.

For more information on Jesuit Week see

The Society of Jesus was founded in 1540 by Saint Ignatius Loyola whose feast day is celebrated on 31 July There are now over 20,000 members in 112 countries around the world. The Irish province was founded in 1860. For more information on the Jesuits in Ireland, visit


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