Pilgrimages

Along with Retreats and Mission Trips, Strake Jesuit also offers students the opportunity to take school-sponsored Pilgrimages. These can include trips within the U.S., such as the annual March for Life event in Washington, D.C., as well as and international trips, such as the annual pilgrimage to Spain.

To learn more about the pilgrimages, use the links below.

Spain Pilgrimage

 Spring Break 2019 - Spain Pilgrimage 

Join us this Spring Break on our annual pilgrimage through out Spain. This trip focuses on the important sites in the life of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Jesuits. 

When: March 7-16, 2019 (Spring Break)

Who: Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors

Where: • Madrid • Salamanca • Loyola • Pamplona • Manresa • Verdú • Montserrat • Barcelona

Cost: $2,999.00    

Deadline: November 7th, 2018

For more details visit the group sign-up page. 

https://www.proximotravel.com/trip-store/?action=view_trip&triptemplateid=666 

For any questions or to acquire more information feel free to contact Mr. Jon Polce, SJ or Mr. Muñoz via email.

 

Seven Churches Pilgrimage

Theme:
Journey physically and spiritually into the beginning of the Easter Triduum - meet Christ in the Paschal Mystery of cross, death, and resurrection.

History: 
This traditional Holy Thursday devotion, credited to St. Philip Neri, grew out of the desire of the faithful for keeping vigil and “watching.” For centuries, Catholics in many parts of the world have been visiting seven churches in their diocese on Holy Thursday after the Mass of the Lord’s Supper. This pilgrimage practice originated in Rome, where the faithful visited the seven Roman basilicas, saying prayers and “watching” in adoration at each. The pilgrimage to each church corresponds to seven “stops” or “stations” of the Via Crucis that were made by Jesus on his way to Calvary.

What:
Journey to pray and reflect at seven churches in the Houston area.
We will be taking to pray with entering into Ignatian contemplation and pray in silence with the Blessed Sacrament in each of the stops.

When:
Holy Thursday, April 18th 

Time:
8:30pm - ~12:30am. (Optional 'break-fast' afterwards).

Application Due:
Online Form (1/2): Tuesday, April 16th Google Form Here
Permission Form: (2/2)  Permission Slip Here

"To Holy Thursday also belongs the dark night of the Mount of Olives, to which Jesus goes with his disciples; the solitude and abandonment of Jesus, who in prayer goes forth to encounter the darkness of death... Let us try at this hour to understand more deeply something of these events, for in them the mystery of our redemption takes place.”- Pope Benedict XVI