Artzai Ona is planning a pilgrimage of the Saints of the Basque Country, tentatively scheduled for June 14-26, 2024. We will be doing a 12-day guided tour with Aita Antton Egiguren of the hometowns of the Basque Saints. It will be an adventure of faith, food, and fun. We invite you to join us on this exciting journey.
Red: Birthplace of Saint
Blue: Apparition of Mary
Yellow: Sites of interest
White: Aita Antton birthplace
We will start in Bilbao, and travel by bus to Lourdes, France located in the old Zuberoa province of Iparralde. From there we will make our way back to Bilbao, travelling through each of the provinces.
IPARRALDE (Lapurdi, Benafarroa & Zuberoa):
St. Mixel Garikoitz & St. Bernadette of Lourdes
We will spend 2 nights in Lourdes, with a private Mass at one of the chapels in the grotto. There will be plenty of time for personal reflection and prayer, and shopping for souvenirs. From Lourdes we will travel to Ibarre and St. Jean-Pied-de-Port, then through the amazing mountain passes of Pyrenees to Roncesvalles and on to Pamplona.
NAFARROA: St. Francis Xavier, St. Vincenta Maria & the churches of Leyre, Eunate & Sangüesa.
We will spend 3 nights at the Casa de Ejercicios en Burlada while we visit the sites of Pamplona and Nafarroa.
GIPUZKOA: St. Ignatius of Loyola, St. Martin Loinatz,
St. Domingo Ibáńez de Erquicia, St. Juana Josefa &
St. Mikel Aozaratzakoa. We will stay 3 nights at the Sanctuary of Arantzazu. While at the sanctuary, there will be a day of rest and contemplation mid-way through our journey.
ARABA: We will spend one night in the beautiful city of Victoria-Gasteiz as we visit St. Maria Josefa, the Church of the Virgen of Estibaliz and the Virgen Blanca.
BIZKAIA: There are so many sites in Bizkaia, including St. Balentin Berrio-Otxoa and the beautiful basilica of la Purísima Concepción in Elorrio, the Basilica of Begoña in Bilbao, San Juan de Gaztelugatxe, and the Sanctuary of our Lady of Umbe. We will conclude the trip back where we started in Bilbao.
Other exciting events include a traditional meal at a Basque cider house, known as a sagardotegi; visiting the famous market in Gernika; strolling the beautiful beaches of Lekeitio; and eating pintxos in Casco Viejo in Bilbao and taking in the Guggenheim museum.
This will be a wonderful journey of Faith, Food, and Fun offering the opportunity to connect with the Basque Community, our Catholic heritage and spirituality.
If you are interested in learning more, please sign up by sending an email to email@example.com. We will be providing more information on times, dates, locations, cost, and so forth.
If you are interested in the joining pilgrimage and do not have a passport, or your passport is expired, it is not too early to start the application process.
Euskaldun >>> Fededun!