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New 'Pop-Up Pilgrimage' Planned


Join David Suwalsky, S.J., and Terrence Dempsey, S.J., for a special, brief pilgrimage journey to encounter SLU's vibrant spiritual and historic heritage. 

Pop-Up Pilgrimage

SLU community members take a journey of faith to learn about SLU's Ignatian heritage during a "Pop-Up Pilgrimage." Photo by Amelia Flood

Historically, a pilgrimage required of a believer to journey to a holy site, often under rigorous conditions.

Famous pilgrimage routes include the road to Santiago de Compostela, the burial site of St. James the Apostle, Canturbury, in England, and journeys to Chartres Cathedral in France or sites in the Holy Land.

SLU pilgrimages, while a bit closer to home, are opportunities for the University community to "share with one another our experience of God and goodness with sensitivity and in a spirit of mutual understanding," according to Suwalsky.

The Pop-Up Pilgrimage Series has included trips through the history and Ignatian symbolism of St. Francis Xavier College Church and the Samuel Cupples House Museum.

Take a Journey of Faith