I don't know how the heck we're going to see all of these, and I'm sure they're all going to blend together after a while, but here they are!
The Seven Pilgrim Churches of Rome
1. Santa Croce [Wednesday, May 23rd]
2. Giovanni Laterano [Wednesday, May 23rd]
3. Maria Maggiore [Wednesday, May 23rd]
4. San Paulo [Monday, May 28th]
5. San Lorenzo [Friday, June 8th]
6. San Sebastiano [Friday, June 8th]
7. San Pietro [Friday, June 8th]
Since Loyola is a Jesuit school, we're also going to some institutions that somehow represent the Jesuit tradition.
San Andrea [Wednesday, June 6th]
Gregorianum [Wednesday, June 6th]
First Jesuit University, yeah!
Il Gesu [visit for the first time on Wednesday, June 6th; class mass Monday, June 18th]
The Jesuits' "home" church
San Ignazio [Wednesday, June 6th]
Church of St. Ignatius Loyola
Rooms of St. Ignatius [Monday, June 18th]
Preserved rooms of where St. Ignatius lived and prayed
Orvieto and Assisi: TBA
I've already talked about Assisi in a previous post. On June 9th, the entire Loyola community goes on a day trip to the medieval town of Assisi. However, my Theology class professor will be taking us on a separate excursion there, as well as to Orvieto. Orvieto is interesting in that it has an underground city (cool, right?), because the town was once the home of the papal residency and it needed an escape route for the pope in case the town went under siege.