“He passed away from this world in a common manner.”
This was how Father Polanco evoked the death of our beloved Pilgrim, St
Ignatius of Loyola. Here is our journey, which began with the curiosity to know
more about the pilgrimage of Íñigo from this world to the other.
During the lockdown, when the rooms of Íñigo were
closed to the public, we the scholastics of the Collegio del Gesù - Rome made use of the opportunity to recreate the
historical ambiance and to develop a short historical narrative. To this end,
it took us months to consult the Constitutions,
Spiritual Exercises, and many letters
of Íñigo. I would like to acknowledge and appreciate the help and guidance of
Fr Rolphy Pinto, a professor of the Institute of Spirituality of the Gregorian
University in Rome, and of Fr Tom Lucas, the one who guided the restoration of
the rooms. As a result of thorough research, you could even observe in the film
the meal plans of Íñigo found in a prescription of his doctor, along with
various other discussions that took place in these rooms.